The Long Dark IRL Spoof – open world survival game in the real world

As a huge fan of Hinterland Studio’s The Long Dark, I decided to re-enact it in real life. Hopefully, fans of the game will get just where I’m going with this. It’s just a bit of tongue-in-cheek fun.
I’d also like to give a shout out to Accurize2 as any player who can take down a charging moose with one shot from the revolver clearly learned the hard way – via Interloper. He’s also a big fan of Alone, so we’re on the same page on that one.
My current gameplay sees me starting over and over again at Ash Canyon and then trying to craft all the items I need as quickly as possible (moose skin bag, wolfskin jacket, rabbit skin hat and gloves, deer skin pants and boots, survival bow and arrows), usually in Timberwolf Mountain region. And then starting again. I just love the hardcore buzz from trying to survive starting with nothing in Ash Canyon. I hope the developers keep bringing out new regions and items.
The Long Dark is an open world survival game set in the harsh winter conditions of the Canadian wilderness after a post-apocalyptic event. And it’s YOLO.

Published by Carpathian Adventure

My name is Edward O'Toole and I live in one of the wildest, most beautiful parts of Europe, in the Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Slovakia. Life is an adventure - both physically and metaphysically... I've been living out here for the last 22 years, along with my wife, 3 kids and Jack Russell. My main interests involve bushcraft, prepping, survival and wilderness living (self-sufficiency and self-reliance), ecological, green, smart and natural solutions, motorcycles and motorbike club life, writing and art (I have 7 published books), and exploring the paranormal. For more about my lifestyle, art and writing visit

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