Dying Light "interactive trailer" invites you to test your survival skills

Dying Light

The new Dying Light "Test Your Survival Skills" trailer is a Choose Your Own Adventure-style journey through a mission to restore communications with a radio antenna surrounded by the undead. At various points in the video you'll pick between two options—left or right, in or out, dodge or clobber, that sort of thing—until you've made it (or not) to your goal.

If the trailer rings a bell of familiarity, it's likely because of last year's interactive Edyn's Escape trailer for Hellraid, which also happens to be a Techland game. The Dying Light video seems a little less inclined to drop the hammer of random death, although I suppose it's possible that I made it from start to finish on my first try through the virtue of sheer luck. Not that it really matters: Like the great CYOA books of old, it's easy enough to rewind and try again if you blow it. More to the point, do you like what you see?

Dying Light comes out on January 27.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.