Three new animated 'gifs' from The Vanishing of Ethan Carter demonstrate the "weird fiction horror" title's natural environments and strange happenings.
The first-person exploration game from The Astronauts, a Warsaw-based studio founded by three former members of Gears of War: Judgment dev People Can Fly, lets players assume the role of a detective with the supernatural ability to visualize the scenes of people's deaths.
The scene's settings were created using "photogrammetric technology," according to The Astronauts' blog:
"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."
Photogrammetry refers to making measurements from photographs; it can be used to create accurate three-dimensional models of real-world objects. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter was first revealed in February and originally planned for release in 2013.