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Year In Review 2023

As we enter a new year, we look back at 2023. Last year brought us Alan Wake 2, new collaborations, Old Gods of Asgard's debut album, and a whole lot more.

Alan Wake 2's The Final Draft Now Available

The Final Draft continues the story, providing a new ending which Remedy teases will "spark speculation and theories among our dedicated fans".

The Game Awards 2023 Wrap-Up

In our wrap up of The Game Awards 2023, we reflect on the night's wins, the reveals, and the epic performance by Old Gods of Asgard.

Revisit Bright Falls on ArtStation

ArtStation has published their latest Art Blast with a collection of new artwork from the Alan Wake 2 art team, from concept art to lighting screenshots.

Remedy Redesigns Visual Identity with New Logo

As Remedy expands in Sweden and relaxes into a multi-project setup, the studio returned to its most iconic imagery as part of a brand refresh.

An Open Letter from Sam Lake / Alan Wake Remastered

Alan Wake Remastered is coming! Read Sam Lake's open letter announcing the new game, his passion for Wake's debut adventure, and release details.

Our Conversation with Matthew Porretta, the Voice of Alan Wake

To celebrate the game's 10th anniversary, we sat down with Matthew Porretta, the incredible voice actor behind Alan Wake, to talk about his experiences and memories.

2nd March 2024
505 Games' February #FadenFriday Collection
[& Message from 505 Games' Director of Global Community]

505 Games is back again with their #FadenFriday monthly wrap, a celebration of virtual photographers within the Control community!

This time, thirty-six photographs and photographers, from familiar usernames to welcome newcomers, have been spotlighted in the article. 

If you want to take part, getting involved in #FadenFriday is incredibly easy. If you have a screenshot that you would want to share, all you need to do is post your creation on Twitter, tagging in @ControlRemedy and using the hashtag #FadenFriday.

If you haven't tried your hand at virtual photography before or explored Control's Photo Mode, PlayStation has the perfect article to get you started. 

Check out the impressive submissions sent in for February 2024, HERE!

Jesse wearing her gold suit, stands in front of a series of screens showing a pre-recorded message from Casper Darling. [Image by hellacoreshots on Twitter.]
Virtual photograph by @hellacoreshots.

On a related note, it also marks the first article posted by 505 Games since the news that Remedy had purchased the full rights to Control IP from the publishers, terminating the contract for all three games by mutual agreement. Support will continue for the original adventure will continue throughout 2024. 

On entering the final year, Antonela Pounder, Director of Global Community at 505 Games who has been with the game since the start, posted on her personal Twitter page stating, "Our latest #FadenFriday blog is going live soon! Speaking of which, just wanted to say a big thank you to the Control community for all the love and support over the years. Leading the Control community has been an absolute honour and a privilege. When the time comes, you’re going to be in safe hands with the team at Remedy! Until then, we will continue celebrating and cheerleading the Control community!" Thank you for all your work and passion, Antonela! We'll try to make it a good year for you. 

Source: Control Website & Antonela's Twitter
Image Source: @Hellacoreshots

1st March 2024
Computer Music & NME Interviews Alan Wake 2 Composer, Petri Alanko

Petri Alanko has been a man in demand this past month! The Alan Wake composer recently spoke to Computer Music and NME about his incredible career and what it was like returning to Bright Falls after ten years. 

Up first, let's talk magazines! In Computer Music, Petri talks about his history as his alter-ego Lowland creating "classical trance", alongside his work on Alan Wake 2. Available for £5.75, the April 2024 issue can be found in newsagents across the UK now. If you can't pick up the magazine in person, though, the interview has been published in full on the magazine's Music Radar website. 

Click HERE to read the full piece. 

Next up, the interview with NME! Written by Andy Brown, "How Petri Alanko Scored Alan Wake 2 with Mayhem and Miracles" specifically looks at Remedy's latest adventure. In the article, Petri talks about the weird and unusual ways that the game's soundtrack came together, from dropping pianos to using rusty cattle fences as instruments. It's absolutely bizarre, but it worked, and it's a lot of fun to read about! 

Read the full interview HERE

Petri Alanko sits in his studio, facing the camera. He is illuminated in warm pink and purple lights

29th February 2024
Sam Lake Guests on Morning Talk Show, Puoli Seitsemän
[English Translation by Hamyheikki]

At the start of the week, Sam Lake (Creative Director at Remedy) appeared on a local morning talk show, Puoli Seitsemän, to talk about the success of Alan Wake 2.

Hosted by Ella Kanninen and Mikko Kekäläinen, the show lasted half an hour and explored topics such as Herald of Darkness performance at The Game Awards, how the team mix mediums, Sam's inspirations growing up, and a whole lot more. For the show, Sam also brought his original clicker, which long-time Alan Wake fans may recognise from his side blog, This House of Dreams

If you're in Finland, the show can be rewatched via Yle Areena, HERE

For fans outside of Finland, @Hamyheikki has written up a full translation of the interview into English after seeing interest in it on Twitter. A huge thank you to them for sharing it and for putting in all the effort. Transcribing and translation takes a lot of work! You can read the full transcript HERE

29th February 2024
Nathalie Jankie, Marko Muikku and John Crossland Answers r/AlanWake AMA

On Tuesday, Remedy celebrated the community-run Alan Wake subreddit, drawing in 50,000 members with a special Alan Wake 2 AMA (ask me anything). 

For the seventy-minute session, Nathalie Jankie (Mission Designer), Marko Muikku (Gameplay Lead) and John Crossland (Lead Character Artist) answered questions sent in by members, branching a long list of topics from personal victories to inspirations and what it was like returning to a franchise ten years after the original title. Their answers were brilliant to read and packed with unique insight. 

Reflecting on her experiences working on the game, Nathalie stated, "This project came with many exciting challenges! There is so much depth to Alan Wake's narrative and themes, and desperately wanting to do those justice when working on the mission design (for example, Overlaps and dream logic). When pitching any kind of mission design, feelings or intentions can be difficult to put into words, and what one person understands to be "tense" or "hopeful" could mean something else to another. Working on a shared terminology when designing a mission and the player's journey was a challenge, but one we got better and better at. Playable sections and reference material can help establish this terminology."

 Read the full list of Q&As on the r/AlanWake channel HERE

It was a lot of fun to see their answers, and thank you so much to the amazing moderators; ThePerfectGamingZone, kranitoko, Owensin, masterfulshadow, and inblood123 for their amazing work on the subreddit and for Remedy in arranging it.

AMA proof! Nathalie, Marko and John pose for the photo. Marko is holding a sign that reads: "Hello, Reddit! AMA w/ Alan Wake 2 devs. Nathalie, Marko & John. Feb 27th, 2024. r/AlanWake "


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