Draugen is an FPP adventure game by Norwegian indie studio Red Thread Games, also known for Dreamfall: Chapters. The studio was founded in 2011 by Ragnar Tornquist, the main writer and designer of the popular The Longest Journey series.
Draugen is set among the fjords and mountains of Eastern Norway in the early 1920s. The protagonist is an American nature photographer, botanist and entomologist. The game's story is an upsetting journey into the heart of Norwegian national romanticism: during the game, you discover secrets of a reclusive fishermen community, which vanished in mysterious circumstances. You also stumble upon a small village, gather clues and memories, all of this in order to learn the truth about a terrible tragedy. The story was inspired by Scandinavian literature and legends, as well as by Norse mythology and Icelandic sagas.
The visuals of Draugen are atmospheric and impressive, and the misty Norwegian landscapes fit the grim tone of the game well.
Draug (from Norwegian, plural: Draugen) is an undead being from Norse mythology. Its name stems from the Norse word for “ghost.” The references to Scandinavian culture and literature earned the developers financial support of the Norwegian Film Institute.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i7, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970 or better, 10 GB HDD, Windows 10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5, 6 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 670 / Radeon HD 7870 or better, 10 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit