The Quarry

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The Quarry follows a group of nine teenage counsellors stranded at Hackett's Quarry on the last day of summer camp. Featuring an ensemble of Hollywood stars and horror legends, including David Arquette ("Scream" franchise), Ariel Winter ("Modern Family"), Justice Smith ("Jurassic World"), Brenda Song ("Dollface"), Lance Henriksen ("Aliens"), Lin Shaye ("Insidious" franchise), Ted Raimi ("Creepshow") and more, players play as each of the nine camp counsellors in a thrilling cinematic tale, where every decision shapes their unique story from a tangled web of possibilities. Any character can be the star of the show - or die before daylight comes
Platforms PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One S/X, Xbox Series S/X, Windows
Developer Supermassive Games
Publisher 2K
Player Count 1 or pass and play with friends

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June 20th, 2022

People who have followed me for a while know my love of Supermassive Games. Interactive movies light on actual ‘gameplay’, they aren’t for everyone. Most games have been a homage to horror and B movie classics. Their latest outing, The Quarry, is no exception.

I have on my YouTube channel some long-play run-throughs of the latest two Dark P{ictures Anthology titles. I might do the same with The Quarry, I haven’t quite decided yet. So my notes here will be a bit light, as there is a good chance you can watch me play if you like.

The Quarry is definitely for fans of late 80s horror movies. You play as a group of camp counsellors celebrating the end of camp without adult supervision. While enjoying their last night alone at camp, things take an unexpected turn.

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As the other Supermassive Games The Quarry is an interactive movie

These storylines are not super original – they aren’t supposed to be. As I said, these are homages to the old style of movies where you knew 80% of what was going to happen. Stupid decisions, common sense out the window, corny dialogue – it’s all here. The Quarry does not fail to deliver on the best and worst of this story format.

I will never understand how Supermassive games get genre favourite actors to participate. I don’t mean this as a negative – it’s something that makes games like The Quarry feel that little more ‘authentic’. A lot of the stigma of participating in computer games for actors has been lifted, but Supermassive isn’t a huge studio.

For example, in The Quarry, there isn’t a single ‘big name draw’ in the cast. Horror veterans such as David Arquette, Ted Raimi, Lance Henriksen and Lin Shaye. Sure, Hollywood A-List wise maybe not the top 1%. But for this type of campy horror film? Each is a favourite across many franchises.

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Lance Henrikson, a legend in horror, action and sci-fi

I am about halfway through the 10 chapters. I got to play more than I thought I would, but less than I would have liked. I should be finished with the story mode by next weekend, so see how that goes. The only thing I can say right now is The Quarry is on form, and I am thoroughly enjoying it.