The Long Dark coming to Steam Early Access

First-person survival sim The Long Dark is coming to Steam Early Access.

The game looks to be quite promising. Players will have to explore and survive a harsh wilderness, trying to scavenge what supplies they can. Food, health, and the weather will all be constant concerns.

Here's the trailer:

The Early Access version of the game will just include the Sandbox mode. The full game will include a Story mode as well. The game's website had this to say on the matter:

"Curious about the difference between the Sandbox and Story modes? The Survival Sandbox is the open-world simulation layer where all the deep survival mechanics are built and tuned. This is a free-form, non-narrative mode where players see how long they can survive against the elements, while balancing the needs of their survival against the availability of resources and the risks they have to take to obtain life-saving supplies.

The Episodic Story mode tells the story of bush pilot Will Mackenzie, who crash lands deep in the Northern Canadian wilderness in the aftermath of a geomagnetic disaster. He has to survive long enough to understand the profound ways in which the world has just changed. This episodic story experience is layered atop the rich simulation found in the Survival Sandbox."

Interested? You can pre-order the game here.