ASMR Let’s Play The Long Dark (Alpha Sandbox) (PC)

Whispered ear to ear, butterscotch candy eating, water bottle drinking playthrough of the PC game The Long Dark, which is in its Alpha stage. I’m not sure how completely developed the game is, or how much you can do, but I tried to explore the game and it’s mechanics as best I could which is limited to Sandbox mode in its current state.

Official Website: http://intothelongdark.com/
Buy on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/305620/

Q&A from the developer’s website:

What kind of game is The Long Dark?

The Long Dark is a first-person survival simulation. Gameplay involves exploring an open-world wilderness environment where you must search for resources and knowledge about the world in order to survive. The game features a deep survival simulation that accounts for body temperature, caloric intake, hunger/thirst, fatigue, wind-chill, wildlife, and a host of other environmental factors.

When will The Long Dark be released?

Supporters of The Long Dark’s crowdfunding campaign are already playing the Survival Sandbox portion of the game. The Long Dark Sandbox will be coming to Steam Early Access in September, 2014. The full release of the Sandbox and Episodic Story Mode will come later in 2014.

What’s the relationship between the Sandbox and Story modes in the game?

The Survival Sandbox is the open-world simulation layer where all the deep survival mechanics are built and tuned. This is a free-form, non-narrative mode where players see how long they can survive against the elements, while balancing the needs of their survival against the availability of resources and the risks they have to take to obtain life-saving supplies. The Episodic Story mode tells the story of bush pilot Will Mackenzie, who crash lands deep in the Northern Canadian wilderness in the aftermath of a geomagnetic disaster. He has to survive long enough to understand the profound ways in which the world has just changed. This episodic story experience is layered atop the rich simulation found in the Survival Sandbox.

Are there any zombies in The Long Dark?

No, The Long Dark aims to present a more “realistic” take on the survival genre. There are no zombies in the game. The elements, wildlife, and other AI survivors are dangerous enough.

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What is ASMR? Why am I whispering?

ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and is the current (non-scientific) name given to the feeling characterized as a pleasurable tingling sensation felt in the head, scalp, back and other regions of the body in response to visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, and/or cognitive stimuli, such as crinkling bags, hand movements, whispering and personal attention.

My videos are not only meant to help induce ASMR or “tingles”, but also help provide a relaxing, calming and soothing experience for the viewer while helping to relieve their anxiety relief, stress relief, insomnia relief, to help those suffering with PTSD or depression, to serve as a study aid and much more.

ASMR on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_sensory_meridian_response

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Comment (40)

  1. You must be a Scott Manley subscriber. So anyway I got to day 17 days on the sandbox alpha for this game and I like it quite a bit. I was very glad to see you did alien isolation and this game as asmr vids. Would be pretty cool to have a beer with you, man. Thanks for giving me a good relaxation outlet.

  2. It looks like you're trying to survive in the wilderness. Can I be of assistance?  😉

    Hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but your survivalist game-play style needs a drastic tuneup.  I've had to stop myself yelling at the screen while watching many of these Let's Play sessions.  Frustrating Beyond Belief! (Aaaarrrrrgggh!)

    Time for some Tough Love, ER old mate. Sorry.

    Provided they're designed by someone who has done some basic research, most of these 'survival' games have some sort of 'internal logic' based on real-world situations that determine whether or not the player survives. Since your character is freezing to death high on a mountainside, low on food, fuel and medical supplies, your very first objective should be to get off that damn mountain without expending too many calories in the process. Conditions will be slightly more tolerable at lower altitudes. Next, you'll definitely need shelter.  Bedding down in the open is a BIG no-no, as you discovered. Don't even worry about lighting fires until you have found shelter.  Pick up anything that might be useful along the way, or at least stash it in an obvious place until you can safely recover it later.  Eat what you find along the way, rather than running your character's body down to near-starvation every time. Also, try scanning your surroundings slowly and carefully before moving on. That way, you won't miss any crucial clues, supplies or impending wolf, zombie or Alien attacks… 

    BTW: I thoroughly enjoy watching your vids.  Even the ones I yell at.

    Cheers, mate.

  3. Originally wanted to play Deus Ex: Human Revolution, but watched this video instead (was curious what ASMR was). Fell asleep  halfway through, woke up 5 hours later. Relaxed like never before, thank you ever so much for having created this.

  4. Oh mate with all due respect I think you should improve on your gaming and common sense?! It kinda messes up the mood if you fail at obvious tasks anyway take this as a advice (no hate at all) still good asmr video keep it up! !

  5. For the people who dont know why hes whispering is,because asmr is there for relaxing,and the humans body can relax better if it hears that crackle and sound of the whispering

  6. I love and hate youre sounds like asmr is suppose to be aiding when trying to sleep but i like it when im wide awake and when i really try to use it as a sleeping tool it just gets reslly annoying youre lolly eating clanking against youre teeth hahaha nah but i reaaaaaaally love youre videos eph keep it up!!!!!!!!

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