The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is an adventure game, where you view the course of the action from the First Person perspective and you visit a small, open world of the Red Creek valley. Thanks to this guide, you will see the satisfactory ending of the game. The developers warn that the game will not lead you step-by-step throughout the game world so, in case of any difficulty, rely on this guide. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is not too long a game, but the puzzles connected with the brutal murders, and the hints hidden in the thickly overgrown world may cause certain problems. This guide will lead you through all the puzzles prepared by the developers, in a brief way - 5 cases that revolve around figuring out the events preceding the crimes and 5 stories created by the protagonist. The general hints are a basic piece of knowledge that you should learn, before immersing in the game world created by The Astronauts.
The guide to The Vanishing of Ethan Carter includes:
- general hints;
- a detailed walkthrough for the game;
- the map of the Red Creek valley, with important places marked;
- analysis of the ending;
- system requirements.
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About The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Game Guide & Walkthrough
Author : Filip "fsm" Grabski for gamepressure.com
last update : May 5, 2016
Guide contains : 18 pages, 77 images.
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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Video Game
- genre: Adventure
- developer: The Astronauts
- publisher: Nordic Games Publishing
- platform: PC, PS4
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is an original adventure game, created by studio The Astronauts from Warsaw which is led by Adrian Chmielarz – a man who has great meaning for game development in Poland. It is developer’s first project created after departure of Chmielarz and some of his colleagues from People Can Fly which belongs to Epic Games.
Creators took inspirations from weird fiction, pulp horrors and horror novels written in the beginning of 20th century (like, for example, those created by H. P. Lovecraft). Axis of the story in the game is the eponymous vanishing of Ethan Carter – a little boy who probably was kidnapped by unknown perpetrators. The one who is trying to find him is main character – Paul Prospero, a private detective who has paranormal abilities. Following the lead of the boy, he gets to Red Creek Valley – beautiful mountain valley in the middle west of USA – where he finds butchered corpses of the kidnappers. Protagonist needs to solve the case of murders and find out what happened with Ethan Carter by using contemporary detective instruments and his unusual skills.
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter offers a vast open world meant to be explored freely and slowly. Exploration is an important (but not obligatory) part of the game which rewards player with additional clues about investigation and overall story background. In major part the game is non-linear – we can walk wherever we want and we don’t have to solve all riddles put on our way. Although having wonderful landscapes, Red Creek Valley is dreary place and it has dark atmosphere which can sent shivers down player’s spine. Nevertheless there are no real threats and Paul Prospero cannot die during the course of action.
Developers used many interesting measures in adventure part of the game (connected mainly with solving case of murders). For example, when we find an important part of the puzzle we don’t get explanation about what we found but we see single keywords on the screen which represent the train of thought of the detective (like “fresh, animal, clean ground, a few days, accident” while looking on bloodstain). We can also use above-mentioned Prospero’s paranormal abilities. Protagonist can communicate with the dead and he has visions showing him what happened in various places or with various objects/persons in the past. Thanks to these skills we can, for instance, find an item we need to solve the riddle. After we finish looking for clues, we have to recreate the past events in chronological order (they are represented by spectral characters animated directly in the game world).
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter was created with Unreal Engine 3 which was modified by adding new effects. It allowed developers to create beatiful, almost photorealistic world. It is also thanks to technique called photogrammetry – it allows to process precisely the photographs of real places into digital locations.
- The Astronauts - Developer Website.
- Nordic Games Publishing - Publisher Website.
- The Vanishing of Ethan Carter - Official Website.
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter PC version System Requirements
Recommended: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB (GeForce 8800 or better), 9 GB HDD, Windows XP(SP3)/Vista/7/8
More About The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter creators are working on a a new open world action-adventure game with deep storytelling and heavy atmosphere. The Astronouts are currently looking for an AI programmer able to work with Unreal Engine 4.