Alone in the Dark

Alone in the Dark Reboot Developer Pieces Interactive Shuts Down

Embracer Group has officially shut down Alone in the Dark reboot developer Pieces Interactive, following the game’s poor sales. In its recent financial report, Embracer stated that the Alone in the Dark reboot did not meet sales expectations. The company also notes that “Alone in the Dark and Outcast: A New Beginning both saw a positive reception from users, but a mixed reception from critics and ultimately performed below management expectations.” Alone in the Dark launched on March 20 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC via Steam and GOG.The message posted on the official website reads:

Pieces Interactive released over ten titles on PC, console, and mobile since 2007—both our own concepts such as Puzzlegeddon, Fret Nice, Leviathan Warships, Robo Surf, and Kill to Collect, as well as work for hire titles such as Magicka 2 and several downloadable contents for Magicka. Our client list includes Paradox Interactive, Koei Tecmo, Arrowhead Game Studios, Koch Media and RaceRoom Entertainment.

In 2017, Pieces Interactive were acquired by Embracer Group after working with the expansion for Titan Quest, Titan Quest: Ragnarok, and third expansion for Titan Quest, Titan Quest: Atlantis.

Our last release was the reimagining of Alone in the Dark. 


The game’s details via the publisher can be seen below:

Return to Derceto Manor in this reimagination of Alone in the Dark, a love letter to the 90s cult classic horror game. Discovering that her uncle has gone missing, Emily Hartwood goes looking for him with the help of private investigator Edward Carnby. Arriving at Derceto Manor, a home for the mentally fatigued, they encounter strange residents, portals to nightmarish worlds, dangerous monsters—and ultimately a plot of rising evil and its followers.

Key Features

  • A classic horror experience, featuring combat, puzzle, exploration, and story.
  • While presenting a completely original story, we incorporate characters, places, and themes from the 90s original trilogy.
  • Play as Edward or Emily and uncover Derceto’s mysteries from two perspectives, including completely different cutscenes and levels.
  • Set in the gothic American south in the 1920s, the game features a noir-setting with classical Lovecraftian horror elements, where the familiar meets the surreal.
  • Experience a deep psychological story that goes beyond the realms of the imaginable, by Mikael Hedberg, cult horror writer of SOMA and Amnesia.
  • Trapped inside the gothic mansion, you encounter mind bending anomalies and fight back the evil that has infiltrated the house…

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