Frictional Games has announced that the developer is collaborating with Dear Esther developer TheChineseRoom to bring the sequel to their indie hit Amnesia: The Dark Descent to PC, called Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs.
The game is not a direct sequel to the original title. Instead, it'll take place in the same "alternate history and set in the same universe," according to Dear Esther writer Dan Pinchbeck.
The game is set during the turn of the century in 1899, in which a wealthy industrialist named Oswald Mandus has returned home from "a disastrous expedition to Mexico, which has ended in tragedy." Mandus is plagued by nightmares of a dark machine while suffering a serious fever. He wakes up from his sleep months later, and the mysterious machine he dreamed of has followed him from his dream and is now active.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent was released in September 2010 to generally positive reviews. Dear Esther was released last week and earned a 9.0/10 score in Strategy Informer's review.