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Here's a game that really wants to get into your head: While recuperating in the Pacific Northwest after the strange disappearance of his fiancee, big-fme suspense author Alan Wake notices that things he's been writing about are suddenly appearing before his very eyes. Or are they? "Wake is in bad shape. He's had a lot of tragedy in his life, and he suffers from chronic insomnia," says Sam Lake, lead writer at developer Remedy (Max Payne). "So the question is, is this really happening, or is Wake going mad? In general, Wake's subjective reality and his stories will start to turn real and with that the small town of Bright Falls will turn more and more nightmarish." When Wake isn't freely exploring this town for answers, his few moments of shuteye will also provide some insight into his current (and quite perplexing) situation. "Hallucinatory, dreamlike sequences are an important part of the gameplay experience," says Lake. "Dreams as a link to the subconscious and the supernatural is something that we are using a lot in the game. And there's also the idea of someone waking up to realize that the world and his destiny in it can be very different from what he thought they were." Spooky.