The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a first-person story-driven game that is inspired by the weird fiction from the early twentieth century and focuses mainly on exploration and discovery. The game does not contain any forms of combat or explosions – it’s as violent-free as it gets. 🙂
You will play the game as Paul Prospero, an occult-minded detective who receives a disturbing letter from Ethan Carter, who has vanished in the wake of a brutal murder. Using Paul’s supernatural skills of communicating with the dead, and your (the player) own powers of observation, you will help Paul discover the mysteries behind the fate of a missing boy as well as the beginnings of an ancient force lurking in Red Creek Valley.
*Explore and interact with the beautiful yet ominous world of Red Creek Valley, which was created with the use of revolutionary photogrammetry technology that allows for nearly photorealistic environments.
*Communicate with the dead and see how they died in order to gather clues that help you piece together the truth behind Ethan’s disappearance — and the fate of his family.
*Experience, in non-linear fashion, a story that combines the pleasures of pulp, private eye, and horror fiction, all of it inspired by writers such as Raymond Chandler, Algernon Blackwood, Stefan Grabinski, and H. P. Lovecraft.
*Conduct the investigation on your own terms and at your own pace. Although there are a few scary bits in the game, players will have no need for sedatives. Our game is less about terror and more about clammy unease.