Funcom, known for the Dreamfall series of games and The Secret World are releasing a new single player horror game set in the universe of The Secret World, called The Park. Following a mother who must find her son amidst a horrific amusement park. It was unclear if this game would be set in in the universe of The Secret World but Joel Bylos, Creative Director at Funcom cleared that up on twitter.
People keep asking, including @rockpapershot – The Park is absolutely set in the universe of The Secret World.
— Joel Bylos (@joelbylos) August 26, 2015
It is exciting to see the team work on another single player based game. The Secret World was a title that I personally enjoyed, but always felt the story would be better suited for a single player experience. One can only wonder what the game will be like and how it will tie into the overall MMO universe, but we won’t have long to wait. The Park launches this year on the PC.
Full Details about the release are below:
Funcom Reveals New Game – The Park’ Releases October This Year
Amusement parks are happy places, filled with the innocent joys of childhood and the exhilarating rush of hair-raising, but safe adventure. Balloons, cotton candy and fantastic rides to be dared. Perhaps that is how Lorraine pictured it too when she brought her son Callum to one… just before it descended into the most terrifying nightmare of her life.
Funcom is thrilled to announce ‘The Park’, a unique horror story and the company’s first single-player experience since its award-winning adventure ‘Dreamfall: The Longest Journey’. Releasing on the PC in October this year, ‘The Park’ puts you in the shoes of a mother whose son goes missing. When night falls and the lights go out, what follows is a short, but intense horror story set against the backdrop of an amusement park where a dark and sinister secret is just waiting to be uncovered.
“It has been very exciting and creatively energizing for us working on a single-player experience again,” says Funcom CEO Rui Casais. “‘The Park’ is actually the outcome of what started with a small group of developers experimenting with new concepts and looking at how we could draw upon the universes we have built for our massively multiplayer online games and expand upon them into smaller-scale single-player games. Something special started to take shape, and ‘The Park’ ultimately became something we are eager to share with the rest of the world.”
Funcom will reveal further details about ‘The Park’ closer to the launch in October. In the meantime, please refer to theparkgame.com for the latest assets and information.