Amnesia: Rebirth modding support has arrived with the new "Custom Stories" feature. Amnesia: Rebirth Patch 1.2 is now live, so players can expect to see mods debuting in the coming weeks.
Serving as the third game in the franchise, Amnesia: Rebirth continues Frictional Games' tradition of scaring the everloving crap out of players. It launched on PC and PS4 less than a month ago, but the developer has been hard at work shoring up bugs and adding new content. Now, modding support has arrived, thoroughly increasing the possibilities for dedicated fans to make frightening new scenarios.
You can get a feel for the game by turning off all the lights and checking out the Amnesia: Rebirth launch trailer:
How Does Amnesia: Rebirth Modding Work? What Are Custom Stories?
Amnesia: Rebirth modding is accomplished through its "Custom Stories" system which can now be selected from the main menu. Naturally, not much content exists just yet — after all, the modders have to actually make it first.
"We are really excited about this as mods and custom stories have been a big part of the Amnesia community and DNA ever since the release of The Dark Descent in 2010." – Frictional Games
Custom Stories will allow modders to replace any of the existing files in the game as well as add in new maps or assets. If you can think of a spooky location to set an Amnesia-style story, you'll be able to do it. The modding tools are essentially the same tools that were used to develop the game; Frictional Games notes that modders can examine the game's existing levels to get a sense of how it all works.
That said, modding tools tend to have their own technical challenges and quirks. That's why Frictional Games has also published an extensive Amnesia: Rebirth modding guide that covers best practices, developer commands, and pretty much everything else a modder would need to know.
What Else is Coming in Amnesia: Rebirth Patch 1.2?
Amnesia: Rebirth Patch 1.2 is largely focused on introducing modding, but that's not all that's coming to the game today. There isn't much in the way of new content, but the developers believe that they have finally killed one of the game's most aggrivating bugs.
"[We] believe we’ve finally managed to identify and fix the most serious bug we’ve had left to fix – the one where some players have gotten stuck on black screen immediately after the intro," read the post from Frictional Games. "It was a hardware-related bug which made it particularly difficult to reproduce."
This wasn't the only progression-related bug, either — another similar issue would halt the player's progress after a "major" late-game cutscene. (Amnesia: Rebirth is a very story-heavy game, so the developers declined to mention which specific scene was having the issue.)
Players will soon be able to enjoy Amnesia: Rebirth mods — just as soon as modders get a feel for the tools and start cranking out content. If you haven't yet played this game, you can buy it for $29.99 or your regional equivalent via its official website.
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