The Quarry has a ‘movie mode’ so you can watch it instead of playing it

the quarry (opens in new tab), announced in March by developer Supermassive, is essentially a teen horror movie turned narrative adventure: a group of counselors decide to throw a party on the last night of camp, and hoo boy things go awry. Classic teenager behavior. The horror movie’s cliché vibe is further enhanced by some fun casts, including David Arquette (Scream), Lance Henriksen (Alien), Lin Shaye (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and Ted Raimi (Creepshow).

Each of the game’s nine advisors is playable and can be saved or killed depending on the choices you make, how you develop your relationships with other characters in the game, and how you react when things go wrong. But if you’re a horror fan who prefers to just relax and enjoy the show, a new IGN preview reveals that The Quarry has a “movie mode” option that will let you do just that.

Film mode offers three options for passive participants: Everyone Lives. Everyone Dies, and the Director’s Chair, which allows players to adjust each character’s behavior in specific situations – when under pressure, in conversation, that sort of thing – before letting the action take place. I think the movie mode will be used more as a post-game tool by people who have completed the game in a more traditional way at least once, but it’s still a great idea for a game so deeply rooted in the movie.

For players who prefer something in between, The Quarry will also offer a variety of other accessibility options, including simplified quick-time events, adjustable interrupt speed timers, aim assist, and even complete combat elimination.

The Quarry is scheduled to release on June 10th and is now available for pre-purchase on Steam. You can learn more about the game and the cast at quarry.com (opens in new tab)and get a taste of its cinematic gameplay in the new half-hour video below.

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