Until Dawn is a horror adventure video game developed by Supermassive Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation 4. It was formerly scheduled to be released for PlayStation 3 and feature PlayStation Move support, but in August 2014 the game was re-introduced as a PlayStation 4 title and was released worldwide in August 2015.
Set in Western Canada, Until Dawn centers around a group of eight youngsters who decide to have a holiday for an evening in a cabin on the fictional Blackwood Mountain, precisely one year after the disappearance of two girls, the twin sisters of a member of their group.
Shortly after arriving, the gang find themselves under attack by a psychopath and must try to survive until sunrise. Throughout the adventure, players alternate between all eight characters, making crucial choices as the story advances which drastically influences the game’s outcome, leading to hundreds of different scenarios.
Until Dawn met with a positive critical response upon release, with praise directed at the visuals, ‘choice’ mechanic, frightening elements, music, characters, voice acting, and gameplay design.
Towards the second half of the story, there was criticism drawn to the camera angles, movement of characters and the partially linear plot. A prequel, The Inpatient, was announced in June 2017 and released in January 2018.