|“||It’s late summer in the remote forests of upstate New York, and the teen counselors of Hackett’s Quarry have the camp to themselves for one final night. That means no kids, no adults, and no rules. In this thrilling cinematic tale, you control the fates of all nine camp counselors as their party plans unravel into an unpredictable night of horror. With life-or-death decisions around every turn, the choices you make will determine how the story unfolds.||”|
The Quarry is an interactive drama survival horror adventure game developed by Supermassive Games and published by 2K Games, it is the spiritual successor to popular and successful 2015 horror title Until Dawn for the Playstation 4, Playstation 5, PC, Xbox One and Xbox XS, to be released on June 10, 2022.
On June 24-25, 2021, Laura and Max, new counselors at Hackett's Quarry summer camp, drive down the route to camp one night before its opening to see what it has to offer. Trying to avoid hitting an unknown creature that suddenly appeared on the road, the two swerve off the route and crash into the woods. There they are found by a local county sheriff, Travis, who becomes suspicious of their situation. Upon learning that the couple is going to Hackett's Quarry, Travis orders Laura and Max to spend the night at a motel near the camp, but the two drive to the camp anyway.
Arriving at the camp, Laura and Max find no one. The couple is about to leave when Laura notices someone in the bunker. Thinking they need help, the duo break into the basement, but Max gets attacked in the process. Travis arrives at the camp, sedates Laura, and shoots at the monster in the basement.
On August 22, 2021, the last day of Hackett's Quarry arrives and the camp counselors Ryan, Kaitlyn, Dylan, Emma, Jacob, Abigail, and Nick are preparing to leave. However, they become stranded after Jacob, trying to spend another night with Emma, his summer fling, sabotages the van's engine. This causes camp owner Chris Hackett to leave in a hurry, promising to return the next morning. Before leaving, he tells the counselors to spend the night in the lodge and not to go outside under any circumstances. The group ignores the request and instead decides to have a bonfire party where they play truth or dare. However, when Emma is dared to kiss Jacob or Nick, Abi's crush, she chooses the latter, prompting Jacob and Abigail to storm off. Emma goes after Jacob and Nick goes after Abigail.
Nick finds Abigail in the woods and as the duo discuss their relationship, they get attacked by an unknown creature. Nick ends up bitten while Abigail manages to escape back to the others. Ryan saves Nick and, leaving him to recover with Kaitlyn and Abigail at the lodge, he and Dylan go to the radio hut to contact the help as the lodge's power suddenly cuts out. While the duo is getting there, the others at the lodge are being attacked by hunter Bobby, causing them to follow the boys. Upon reaching the hut, Dylan and Ryan try to use the radio, but accidentally give away their location to the hunters. Moreover, the duo is attacked by a creature, but they manage to drive it away.
The counselors reunite and upon reaching the pool house, are shocked to see the body of Kaylee Hackett, Chris's daughter, who along with her brother Caleb left camp long time ago. Nick's condition begins to worsen and culminates in him turning into a creature and escaping into the woods, possibly killing Abigail beforehand. Immediately afterwards, the group runs into Laura, who tells what happened to her and Max. She tells them that they were imprisoned by Travis at the police station for two months. During this time, they learn that Travis is Chris' brother and that their family is forced to fight the werewolf curse that affects Chris and Max, who was infected by Chris. Laura explains that they managed to escape a couple of hours before the events of the game and now she is trying to find and kill Chris to end the curse.
In parallel to all these events, Emma finds Jacob in the boathouse and tries to cheer him up by suggesting a swim in the lake. Jacob hears Abigail's screams (from after Nick was attacked) and leaves Emma, but after hearing from the others about the unknown threat, he runs back to her. Emma swims to an island in the middle of the lake and heads to the treehouse, where she is attacked by werewolf Max. In her escape, Emma can be killed or manages to get back to the mainland (possibly while infected with the werewolf curse after being bitten by Max). Jacob and Emma reunite in the woods, where they are immediately attacked by a werewolf, causing the pair to separate again. While Emma successfully makes it to the lodge and hides in the van, Jacob is caught by another hunter Jedediah, who locks him in the basement of the Hackett house.
Laura requests Ryan's help for her mission, and he reluctantly agrees. The two head toward the Hackett residence and make their way through the quarry to the basement, where they find Jacob and werewolf Nick. Ryan can optionally release Jacob from his cage. Once out of the basement, the duo confront Jedediah, his wife Constance, and Bobby, who happens to be the relatives of Chris and Travis. During the commotion, a werewolf Chris attacks his family members and the protagonists. If Ryan, Laura, and Travis survive the fight, Travis may reveal to them that in order to end the curse permanently, they must kill its progenitor Silas - the son of the fortune teller Eliza, who has been guiding the player using tarot cards. That's when the whole horror story at Hackett's Quarry is revealed - six years ago (in 2015), the Hackett family traveled near the woods to visit a freak show "Harum Scarum". Caleb and Kaylee tried to free Silas the "dog boy" by starting a fire as a distraction, but ended up burning down the whole sideshow and killing everyone, including Eliza. Silas bit Caleb when he was freed, and Caleb then passed the curse onto Chris and Kaylee.
Kaitlyn, Dylan and Abigail return to the lodge, where they are reunited with Emma. While Abigail and Emma hide in the bunker, Kaitlyn and Dylan encounter the werewolf Caleb twice, first at the scrapyard (which they visit in an attempt to find a missing car part to fix the van) and then at the lodge. In the first confrontation, Kaitlyn can be bitten by Caleb and infected, and Dylan (if previously infected) will transform into a werewolf after ordering Kaitlyn to leave. In the second confrontation, Kaitlyn and Dylan can die or succeed in killing Caleb. Meanwhile, Laura, Ryan and Travis go to the place where Laura and Max crashed two months ago, as Silas' lair is located there. After reaching the ruins of the show, the trio finds Silas and shoots him, ending the curse. In a post-credits scene, an episode of the paranormal podcast "Bizarre Yet Bonafide" plays, in which hosts Grace and Anton discuss the events at Hackett's Quarry.
YOUR STORY, THEIR FATE
Will you dare to check what's behind that trap door? Will you investigate the screams echoing from within the forest? Will you save your friends or desperately run for your life? Every choice, big or small, shapes your story and determines who lives to tell the tale.
A STUNNING CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE
Cutting edge facial capture and filmic lighting techniques, combined with incredible performances from an iconic ensemble cast of Hollywood talent, bring the horrors of Hackett’s Quarry to life in a pulse-pounding, cinematic thrill ride.
ENJOY THE FRIGHT WITH FRIENDS
Place your faith in up to 7 friends in online play, where invited players watch along and vote on key decisions, creating a story shaped by the whole group! Or, play together in a party horror couch co-op experience where each player picks a counselor and controls their actions.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE
Adjustable difficulty for all gameplay elements let players of any skill level enjoy the horror. And if you prefer to watch rather than play, Movie Mode lets you enjoy The Quarry as a binge-worthy cinematic thriller. Select how you want the story to unfold, kick back, and munch on some popcorn in between all the screams!
The Quarry follows nine main protagonists on their last day at Hackett's Quarry, and all nine can be controlled. The playable characters are young adults counselors, who on the last day of summer camp decide to have one big party to celebrate this event before returning home and moving on with their normal lives.
- Ariel Winter as Abigail Blyg
- Brenda Song as Kaitlyn Ka
- Evan Evagora as Nick Furcillo
- Halston Sage as Emma Mountebank
- Justice Smith as Ryan Erzahler
- Miles Robbins as Dylan Lenivy
- Siobhan Williams as Laura Kearney
- Skyler Gisondo as Max Brinly
- Zach Tinker as Jacob Custos
- David Arquette as Chris Hackett
- Ethan Suplee as Bobby
- Lance Henriksen as Jedediah
- Lin Shaye as Constance
- Ted Raimi as Travis Hackett
- Grace Zabriskie as Eliza
- Emily Axford as Grace Corbin
- Brian K. Murphy as Anton Anderson
30 minutes of gameplay was released on IGN on April 5th, 2022.
During the following months up till The Quarry's release, Supermassive Games has released episodes of the "Bizarre Yet Bonafide" podcast that adds lore building to the world of The Quarry and history of Hackett's Quarry.
On April 29th, Supermassive Games posted a tweet that The Quarry has just "gone gold".
- There are 186 unique ending variations.
- The Quarry went gold on April 29th, 2022.