Let me start by saying that we’ll definitely have an interview with The Astronauts about the tech behind The Vanishing of Ethan Carter in 2014. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is described as a “weird fiction” horror, meaning our focus is on atmosphere, mood, and the essential humanity of our characters. The game is being developed for the PC and although there is no ETA yet, it may be ported to next-gen consoles at a later date.
So, in order to showcase the game’s visuals, The Astronauts released today three animated GIFs for it. As the company noted, the first GIF shows a small fragment of a rocky path near the opening area of the game. The Astronauts has used a tech called photogrammetric that is described as the future for indie studios.
“A lot of what you see has been made using photogrammetric technology. Rest assured we will be talking a whole lot more about it in January, but in short, we believe it’s the future for a lot of indie studios interested in photo-realistic worlds. The technology does not eliminate the need for artists and never will, but it allows faster acquisition of high quality in-game assets.”