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The Quarry's shlocky horror roots make for great game design

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After the surprise smash success of 2015's teen horror survival story Until Dawn, developer Supermassive Games spent a few years wandering through other ends of the horror genre.

Through games like Man of Medan, Little Hope, and House of Ashes, the studio's Dark Pictures Anthology showed off gripping tales of psychological horror, ghost stories, and ancient mythical monstrosities.

But for its latest game The Quarry, Supermassive swung right back to familiar territory: a group of teens unaware of exactly how memorable their trip would be.

Teen slasher movie plot staples like underage drinking, ill-advised skinny dipping, and brutal, gruesome kills on the shores of Hackett's Quarry Summer Camp punish the characters for their hubris.

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