Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs shows up on GOG and Steam, releases next month

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The new Amnesia game, a horrifying collaboration between Frictional Games and The Chinese Room, will be released September 10. A Machine for Pigs is explicitly for pigs, but the devs have been kind enough to allow humans to buy it for $20/£13 on Steam (opens in new tab) and GOG (opens in new tab) . Pre-purchasing, however, brutally hacks 20% off the price, exposing the oozing, gelatinous innards of capitalism. Don't touch the wound. It bites.

As does Amnesia: The Dark Descent , where half the fun is watching other people cope with its intoxicating paced terror. This is an indirect sequel—a "fresh and new approach to the Amnesia world"—with an updated engine, and Frictional Games notably called in the story exploration experience of Dear Esther developer The Chinese Room to help. Instead of Dear Esther's sober reflection, though, the goal here is a game that will "bury its snout into your ribs" and "eat your heart."

You could soberly reflect on death by pigs, but I'd rather throw some whiskey at the problem. And then set it on fire. Whiskey-marinated pork chops, anyone?

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the rise of personal computers, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early PCs his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.