Tag: The Chinese Room
News Everybody's Gone to the Rapture Dev The Chinese Room Bought by Sumo Digital
The studio behind the PS4 walking simulator Everybody's Gone to the Rapture has been purchased by Sumo Digital. The Chinese Room, which only consists of its co-founders Dan Pinchbeck and Jessica Curry after last year's layoffs, will become a new studio within the group, which is going through a period of growth. Pinchbeck will stay...
News Everybody's Gone to the Rapture at UK Studio The Chinese Room
Developer going dark for the time being
The Chinese Room has not officially closed, but it no longer has any staff aside from husband and wife directors Dan Pinchbeck and Jessica Curry. The studio – perhaps best known for Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – has decided to “go dark” for the immediate future, as it figures out what it’s...
News Dear Esther Strolls to PS4 on 20th September
One foot in front of the other
Those looking for a fresh dose of strolling simulator in their life may be enthused to learn that Dear Esther will walk 500 miles to the PlayStation 4 on 20th September. This is the acclaimed adventure game by Brighton-based developer The Chinese Room, and preceded Everybody's Gone to the Rapture on the PC. This new...
News Sony's Helping Everybody's Gone to the Rapture Saunter Slowly to PC
Brave new world
Much like fellow indie Helldivers, Sony will be handling the PC release of Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, which has been rumoured for an eternity, and has finally been officially confirmed. The eerie Shropshire set walking sim – which was one of our Game of the Year picks in 2015 – will launch on Steam in the near future,...
News Everybody's Gone to the Rapture Dev Readying New Game Reveal
All publishers have gone to the rapture
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture maker The Chinese Room is getting ready to reveal its next game. The UK-based studio said on Twitter that the announcement will come "in the next couple of weeks". However, you probably shouldn't anticipate the finished article, as it added that it plans to be "pretty open about...
News Everybody's Gone to the Rapture Boss Departs Dev Due to Illness, Industry Issues
The mourning tree
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture was an acquired taste, and it was also a nightmare for The Chinese Room's co-head Jessica Curry to make. As part of a frank and eye-opening blog post, the luminary announced that she will be stepping down from her current position, and cited illness, sour publisher relations, and sexism as the...
News The Reviews Were Wrong, You Can Run in Everybody's Gone to the Rapture
Oh dear, we're not sure who to blame on this one. Everybody's Gone to the Rapture got a slew of great reviews yesterday, but many critics were quick to call out the slow pace of the game. The title sees you exploring a deserted Shropshire with seemingly no way to speed up your movement speed, and as a result, reviewers have been slowly...
News Is Everybody's Gone to the Rapture the PS4's Best Looking Indie Yet?
AAA looks on an indie budget
Who ever said that indie games need to have retro styled graphics? Not The Chinese Room, the developer behind upcoming PlayStation 4 indie Everybody's Gone to the Rapture. The Brighton-based studio has recently been slowly releasing a slew of brand new screenshots that show off the title's gorgeous use of Crytek's...
E3 2014 Everybody's Gone to the Rapture and Left This Trailer Behind
The end of the world as we know it
It’s been quite a while since we last got a glimpse of Brighton-based developer The Chinese Room’s forthcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – and it looks like you may have to wait a little while longer for a proper look at the next-gen release. The company’s released a brand...