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Oslo, Norway –¬†October 9th, 2015 –¬†Earlier this year, independent game development studio Funcom announced it was working on ‘The Park’, a psychological horror experience and its first single-player game in almost ten years. A short, but intense experience, ‘The Park’ puts players into the shoes of Lorraine, a mother whose son goes missing in a mysterious and terrifying theme park.

This new video offers both a glimpse behind the scenes at Funcom as well as the first-ever released gameplay footage showing ‘The Park’ in action. Creative Director Joel Bylos, Art Director Gavin Whelan and Audio Director Simon Poole takes time to explain what ‘The Park’ is all about and what players can expect to see and do once they step through the gates of Atlantic Island Park. Focusing entirely on atmosphere, exploration and a strong narrative, ‘The Park’ draws inspiration from games such as ‘Gone Home’, ‘Dear Esther’ and ‘The Vanishing of Ethan Carter’.

“For the last ten years, Funcom has been focused on making massively multiplayer online games, so ‘The Park’ is our first single-player experience in a long time,” says Creative Director Joel Bylos. “It has been an incredibly fun and rewarding process working on ‘The Park’. What initially started out as a prototype and a way for us to learn new development tools, has evolved into a short and intense psychological horror experience which we are all very excited to share with gamers out there.”

For more information about ‘The Park’, please visit the official website at www.theparkgame.com. ‘The Park’ will be released for the Windows PC later this month.

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