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THE HARDEST DECISION! GRAND FINALE - The Long Dark Wintermute Story Mode Gameplay Episode 1 Ending

242 645 views | 1 Sep. 2017

The hardest decision and

The hardest decision and the grand finale in this The Long Dark Wintermute story mode gameplay episode 1 ending!

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It's the home stretch of the first episode of The Long Dark's story mode, Wintermute. We've done everything we could for The Grey Mother. We're geared up beyond all capacity and it's time to get that climbing gear and head out of Milton. That means that we would be moving into the next episode of The Long Dark, Luminance Fugue.

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The Long Dark is a thoughtful, exploration-survival experience that challenges solo players to think for themselves as they explore an expansive frozen wilderness. There are no zombies -- only you, the cold, and everything Mother Nature can throw at you.

Current Game Features

The Early Access version of The Long Dark features the game’s non-narrative Survival Sandbox mode. The game will leave Early Access one we launch Episode One of our Story Mode. All Season One episodes are included in the cost of Early Access.

No hand holding! The game challenges players to think for themselves by providing the information but never the answers. You have to earn the right to survive.

Permadeath! See how long you can survive, check your standing on the global Leaderboards, then head back in and push yourself to survive longer.

Monitor your Calorie count, Hunger and Thirst, Fatigue, and Body Temperature. Maintain your overall Condition if you want to survive. Let yourself weaken and any small threat may lead to your death.

Over 30 square kms of wilderness to explore (and with more regions coming!). Mystery Lake, Coastal Highway, Desolation Point, Pleasant Valley, and more, all interconnected and each with dozens of explorable locations.

Dynamic weather, wildlife, and time of day, all with an impact on how you choose to survive.

Over 100 gear items including clothing, tools like hatchets and rifles, first aid equipment, foodstuffs, light sources like lanterns and flares, and firestarting equipment.

Hunt Deer, Snare Rabbits, and watch for Crows as they can signify the presence of animal, or human, corpses that can be vital sources of Supplies. Wolves are territorial and will defend their territory, or stalk you if they catch your scent. If you let them get too close, you may find yourself in a desperate struggle to survive. Be on the lookout for Black Bears, as they roam the landscape in search of food.

Harvest Wood for fuel, maintain your Gear and Clothing, and keep your Knife, Hatchet, and Rifle in top shape as they will save your life!

Harvest Medicinal plants like Old Man's Beard Lichen, Rose Hips, Reishi Mushrooms.

Deep First Aid system featuring many afflictions including: Sprains, Blood Loss, Infection Risk, Infection, Food Poisoning, Dysentery, and more.

Craft Snares, First Aid items, Repair your Clothing and Tools, and Harvest raw materials from the environment, as you do your best to become self-sufficient.

...and much more!

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Hello everybody, I'm Gray! I love doing let's plays and tutorials of games, such as Happy Room, Conan Exiles, Raft, My Summer Car, Hello Neighbor, Brick Rigs, Totally Accurate Battle Simulator, and BeamNG.Drive. I've got at least two new videos coming out every day focusing on gameplay, tutorials, tips and tricks, and bonus videos coming out of the newest Indie games as well. Thanks for checking me out!

Bradley Julicher

Play it


It's a shame I'm a bit late commenting on this game but I would love to see more of it

G Munay

Yes, you do burn more calories in the cold.

Reilly Thomas

Can't wait to see part 2 man, love your videos!


In the cold the human body burns more calories to keep warm.

Kay Laurenty

When you're in a colder environment your body burns more calories through shivering in order to regulate your body temperature

Bryant Fox

Yep. Cold climates burn calories like crazy. Your body burns more to keep your body temperature up. It's also incredibly draining to move through snow and wilderness areas. At 6'2", I need almost 2000cal a day being somewhat active. During hunting hunting and trapping season, I eat 3,500cal a day. Even then, i feel hungry constantly.

López Masonry and Landscaping

Thats the end


how do you keep talking? like what's the magic behind not stopping talking

Kulorful Kush

You burn more calories. Were warm blooded and our bodies will not sacrifice warmth. Hypothermia sets in around 95°f and we rest at 98°f

Nick C

You mentioned this game's art style reminds you of maybe a Thomas Kinkaid, and I see what you mean if you focus outside of Kinkaid's more colorful Disney-style work.

The artist this game's artistic style really reminds me of, though, is Robery Delaunay. If you google "Robert Delaunay and the City of Lights" (a book by Simonetta Fraquelli) you'll see some very similar work by Delauney. By "similar" I mean he uses fewer colors to do the job, and is more minimalist as far as fine details go, exactly like this game's artwork. It's gorgeous.

I don't normally enjoy the look of more "cartooney" looking games but TLD is just beautiful. It's masterfully done in the sense that it's so minimalistic while still feeling so realistic.

Carl D

When you say boys it sounds like you are talking to your junk.

Erin Hand

You burn more calories when being active in the cold because your body has to use more energy just to keep you warm.
But if you get too cold and stop moving, then your body starts shutting down and all of its processes start slowing down, including your metabolism.


I had one from his plane


I know this is really late, but if it is cold, your body burns more calories to keep warm

Sullynoxion's Show

14:22 yes. your body uses extra calories to warm up!

Ryan Lesner


Nomis Nuu


RockX StarX

You should replay the story if you haven't played with the update

Bio Blitz

Roses are red, violets are blue, that bear made me jump and so did you.

Cole Hatfield

Has anyone else noticed grey has left and right backwards

Riley Pearson

It makes you burn more because of the cold and higher activity level

Edward Z Norton

2 things, the dead deer look like plushies and a flare gun isn't a weapon

Justan Ol ' Guy

As far as the color palette, it is spot on for winter conditions! And yes I realize this vid was posted Two years ago, but you talked me into playing this, so....

Heather bishop

Gray, my dad plays this but not in story mode

John Fuges

Antarctic, Russian explorers used to eat a half a stick of butter every 45 minutes I think to stay warm.

Ryan Lesner

Use a sharpening stone for the hatchet.

Alex Rog

It makes sense that you would burn more calories in the cold to heat up your body to a functional temeperature

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The human bodies metabolism can be dictated by the surrounding temperature. If one spends time in cold/freezing temperatures their body will need to use more calories to increase the bodies temperature, but over time the ones body can decreased the efficiency of the metabolic system which will make cells produce more heat when converting nutrients into usable energy. This process may also work in reverse...

TerrifyingPanda 8910


fight2 keep

I want the drugs that you have dude. Never a boring moment. Keep it up man?

Will Stevenson

Fun fact: The US military has Cold Weather MRE's. Two differences from the standard MRE are that the rations are dehydrated to prevent them from freezing solid, and also they have roughly 150% the calories of the standard MRE.

Jared Alonge

wheres 2nd chapter bud?

Harry Mu

14:25 yes, because our bodies actually burn more calories to keep the core temperature at 90 degrees Fahrenheit .

John Woodson


Mike Emmons

when your inventory program or whatever can run on a 486, you replace the pc if it breaks. monitors need replacement way more often.

mark burress



It takes more calories to maintain your body mass, let alone keeping yourself warm. He also needs the calories to carry all the weight of his gear, keep his internal thermostat up and to do all the physical activity this character does. It t all adds up very quickly.

Ryan Lesner

Need melt snow.

The Dude

Necro Post. Yes, please do more of these. Lots of love from here. Stay foxy :)

On The Move

I don't know about a Bob Ross influence, there isn't a happy tree in sight

Big_videos! man


Canny Weng

34:01 Gray sounds like Brian from Family Guy


it will make you burn more calories to keep warm

Clare Stevens

I know it’s been said a million times but I have a degree so I have to tell you: your body burns more calories trying to increase or decrease temperature, which is why you eat more in the midwinter and midsummer.


"A calorie is a unit of heat - it is the amount needed to raise the temperature of one litre of water by one defree centigrade - and is the way in which energy is expressed when discussing nutrition." - Ultimate SAS Survival by John 'Lofty' Wiseman.
The book also says that it takes the average person 70 calories per hour for resting.

If a calorie heats water, and the human body is about 60% water, it stands to reason (in my understanding) that calories are required for your body temperature, and so more would be required to combat the cold.

Gothic Wave

Lmao are we fr just not going to acknowledge Gray's freak out about the bear?



Abigail Nam ( Student )

gray, after seeing gray mother cutscene with lily: aw man that was sad, but




Michael Hopkins

"Brah blah bahhh buhhh" pissed myself laughing


Are you naturally messy by design or just entertaining a weird aversion for using the containers available to you?

Luke Darby

Is there something that can be done with that tractor at the farmhouse? Mackenzie said something at the truck about the truck battery, and the battery in the tractor was dead.

Алексей Тригорлов

Я русский


A lot of trekkers and explorers in early American history would have to eat close to 5000 calories a day to live. 2000 is good for modern life, but the mountaineers and explorers would be working very hard every day to just survive, so it makes sense why the protagonist needs closer to 5000 calories.

Bryce McKenzie

You burn more calories, as a way for your body to heat itself

Roland Gharfine

Yeah people mentioned the cold weather and you needing more calories, but there's also the fact that you're walking for hours. And one more thing, it's probably not built into the game but it's true in real life: the heavier you are, and the less you are in shape, the less efficient your muscles are and hence you will use more calories to perform physical activities.

Nnadozie Emezi


Chase Lindsey

You should ask the developers if in the next update you can harvest deer antlers and add moose


As you where talking about the Mackinaw jacket I FOUND ONE coincidence? I think not!

The Drifter

I screamed when he ate the MRE saying he needed to “lose weight”.. That was the highest calorie to kilogram food in the game..


Def burn more calories in the cold- it takes more effort for your body to keep your body heat up. Won't lie- learned early on if I wanted to shed weight in winter, all I had to do was dress slightly lighter than I should be be warm warm, and just be a little chilly through the day.

Not even enough to be miserable, but just enough that going from the car to a building made the building feel amazing.

I had seen something a while ago about how mushers (dog sledders) tend to need to eat about 10k calories a day, I can't find an article online that says that, but this is a link to mushers talking about their eating habits, and how during the Iditarod it's normal to lose 10% of your body weight because the cold just makes you not feel hungry, even though you're burning an insane amount of calories.

I've also been both super fit and athletic, and having to do hours of barn work in the cold, and just not fit, having to do hours of barn work in the cold. When you're more athletic, your blood vessels adapt to get more blood to your muscles, you get more... efficient with the use of your nutrients I've found. When I start working out again for instance, warm up, strength workout, finish with some cardio- I'll feel MUUUUUCH more hungry after a workout than later when I've adjusted to the work load.

I definitely think the person who hasn't been working out, esp not in that cold of an environment, would be burning more calories, hooooowever, that person would have more fat to burn, so while they'll be feeling like they're starving to death- they would probably last longer than the fitter person regardless of who may, or may not be burning more calories.

That said- hmm- now it's got me thinking because having a higher fat content also helps keep you warmer, so while you may burn more calories from the effort exerted, you'd probably burn a little less trying to keep warm... while the fitter person would likely burn less calories through exertion, but more calories keeping their body warm.

Maybe it would balance out a bit and be about the same? And I ended up putting more thought into this than I was expecting when I started to respond! LoL!


López Masonry and Landscaping

The long dark is on xbox one every one play it now for real play it now

TheLittleWrabbeit Warmeir

Run; J

Twisted Lens Photography

do the next one!
I love it!

SGT. Torouk

Great job Gray.

Max Davis

Gray at 7:36 u missed a metal container

Arturas Milasius

in winter u use way more cal , one is body using them to warm up, two it takes a lot of energy to go true the snow and when you on ice your body gets tense and your muscules are on stand by for balance and not slipping thats extra cal use


You burn more calories to create more heat to stay warm

Sahil Gyan

I love watching you play this game.

Hugo Ferreira

the cold makes you burn more calories your body needs more energy to stay warm

Austin Conrad

It makes you burn more calories because you're using the calories to keep your body warmer


He's carrying roughly 2-3 days worth of food...in cattail stalks alone

Sun Jara

29:08 No.

Jeffrey Fancey

You burn way more calories in the cold as your body is constantly burning them to keep you warm


Calories are a unit used to measure the energy (heat) given from burning (or consuming) something.
The colder you are, in addition to all of the trekking and scavenging in the game, the more heat your body needs to produce to stay alive.
More heat = more calories = more food

Samuel Raimundi

The guy that got attacked by the bear e thought it was gray mother


One trust point away from the best boots in game.

Soshi Ryuu

I know you require more calories in cold weather survival to maintain your core temp.

Nydia Liandro

The cat tails gray!!

Jason Rhodes

Painkillers are real nice, people have been saying that for many years.


A 50-50 split you burn more till you go into hyperthermia then you enter system shook and go into a coma and die.


14:25 being active in the cold burns a ton of calories because your body is in a constant state of trying to keep the internal temperature at a functioning level. ‘Course most survival games have a way of exaggerating hunger and cold/warm conditions (lookin at you Rust, withstanding -22 degrees celsius by spamming bandages ?)


lol i love the noise you made when you came out of the cave, and there was a bear there with Jeremiah. i have to confess i was acting the same way.

the other day i was playing in pleasant valley, was skinning a bear i killed. and low and behold, i got attacked by another bear while skinning. hobbled back to my hidey hole. only to find out the bear made me drop my gun. had to cart my but all the way back to the spot.

Banana Man

I love the long dark do more videos of the long dark

Mintmikemickey Gaming

U burn more calories if you have a cold shower, the same would apply to the freezing wilderness. When it's hot you sweat a lot of calories and when you're really cold, your heart has to pump really fast to warm your body. And since it is a muscle and needs a lot of calories to work at that speed, you're burning a lot of calories.
You're welcome ?

Spanky The Monke

Red still plays

Lieutenant 34 Hank

You burn more calories because your body takes so much effort to stay warm

Devorah Linford

To gray's question: I believe you would spend more calories the colder you are becuz you have to shiver. Shivering burns lot of energy.

Sam Boyce - Ebaum744

Please play the second chapter!


I agree, Grey. I get a real Bob Ross vibe. I can see what you mean about a Thomas Kinkade feel, but as he is associated with kitsch winter scenes more than anything else, so I wouldn't say that.


Please bring this back


Warm blooded animals burn energy to generate heat, when it is very cold you burn more energy. You shiver, which is just using your muscles and we all know muscles do not work for free. The 'going dormant' in the cold you speak of is known as death. :)

Dougy doug

Story mode: wtf is the point of having to wait months for a story i'm not even invested in cause it ends so fast.
Survival mode: Freaking awesome. Except the moment you realize there is nothing in the world that is interesting. No story. No anything.

DJ Wise Pariah

You lose more calories in the cold as it works harder to stay warm.

Fuzzy Lumpkin

Cut gray fall down





Lightmanticore 1

Please do, thank you gray, your a king

Peagu Mari

28:31 imm gonna eat

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The Long Dark: Wintermute Tutorial Playthrough

1 088 views | 26 Feb. 2018

We begin a Story mode

We begin a Story mode playthrough of The Long Dark: Wintermute. This vid takes us through the initial tutorial area (the Ravine) as we learn to eat, drink, heal ourselves and gather useful stuff from the wilderness.

Sam Niskanen

The forest!?


YAAS, do this. Keep that forest one going, but this is another game i'd love to see!

Saulo Augusto Martino

Kinda like my ex wife? lel Cougar, never once heard you trowing that kind of shade


I know I'm a year late but why can't I find the other episodes? If there is any and since episode 3 game out and it's been updated huge can you redo a quick guide for episode 1&2?

Crazy_Lew 90

Question.. I'm on voyaguer setting for wintermute and I'm at the end of ep2... ive never encountered a bear and I have roamed every location on tbe maps thus far.. cant find any o formation on bears regarding voyaguer difficulty if bears do appear or not?

Shayne Landers

Cougar wtf so your done with the forest???


your so calming thank you for the video. your channel is a breath of fresh air

MrSoundwaves Cubes

To bad the graphics aren`t up to speed even if it`s just Unity.

Kenneth Treadway

2 thumbs up!!

Saulo Augusto Martino

Also, I don`t mind the spoilers on story if you have them on. even if you just briefly narrate it

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The Long Dark: Cattails! | How To Survive The Long Dark

7 087 views | 6 Jan. 2019

In The Long Dark,

In The Long Dark, gathering food from natural sources is also a totally viable option in addition to the hunting and trapping you can do! Natural foods such as Cattails, Rose Hips, and Reishi Mushrooms can be used to offset calorie intake from other sources or to keep you full in times of stress. While the latter two are usually only used for medicinal purposes, you can drink them part of the way to gain some calories but save the medical effect until full consumption. This makes it a powerful move to use when in dire situations.

A lot of new players often struggle in the higher difficulties with managing food and starving to death. While resources do become scarcer, proper planning can help. But even if you don't have a solid plan, there's plenty of other options besides hunting to help tide you over till you can find some solid food sources!

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Sniper Dragon

First of all,That's another amazing video,ur so helpful
Btw there are a graphics problem in the video...im put it to 1080p and for some reason it become 144p and then get back to 1080p...hope u fix it,Thanks a lot my man i appricite it


In Interloper, Cat Tails is basically your only food for a long time, and the heads are tinder, until you can get your weapons crafted, if you are new to Interloper, remember, cat tails, cat tails, cat tails.

Otso Pöntys

Nice video, thanks! Can you please make a video about making a bow in TLD because I'm not very sure how to do it nowdays.

damon Jackson

wolf: advises against only eating catail stalks

Greystillplays: laughs in catail stalks


A kilogram is heavier than a pound, so something weighing 11 lbs would weigh about 5 kilograms. The conversion is approximately 2.2 lbs to 1 kilogram. But that's just an approximation, the actual conversion isn't 2.2 lbs to 1 kilogram, it's 2.20462 lbs to 1 kilogram, so you'd divide the pounds by 2.2 to get the approximate kilogram amount, or you multiply the kilogram amount by 2.2 to get the approximate pound amount, easier yet, but even less accurate just multiply the kilogram amount by 2 to get the pound amount or divide the pound amount by 2 to get the kilogram amount. So you got the 2 right, you just multiplied instead of divided. All you'd have to remember is that a kilo is heavier than a pound, so you'd divide the pound to get the kilo and multiply the kilo to get the pound.

I didn't know the exact conversion before looking it up, but I knew the approximate was 2.2 pounds to 1 kilo, I learned that years ago in college and it's stuck with me.

What I have difficulty with is converting Fahrenheit to Celsius and vice versa, when my Canadian friend tells me, "it's 27° Celsius today," to me that sounds cold, because 27° Fahrenheit is below freezing, but after looking that up, 27° C is pretty warm, about 80° F. I imagine they experience the inverse, when I tell them, "it's a comfortable 70° F today," if their brain works like mine does that 70° if it were Celsius would be 158° F.

The only two conversions I know that stuck with me from college, 2.2 lbs to 1 kilo and 1.61 kilometers to 1 mile.

ElektraKing 78

Coffee is freaking usefull that why i go to coastal highway to find coffee on every house

Citrus Tart

Cat tails saved me time after time


They re 5 kilos

S Black

Just good old Mystery Lake has about a hundred cat tails. They make the game almost too easy

Rett Sams

These videos are very helpful.

Ian Murphy

I love the content, it's a life saver as there is very little online. Also for kilo it's 5 for well fed and is it better to "hibernate" or be well-fed?

Hello person

Go to forlornmuskek for ur stalks you can survive like 30 days if you starve youreself

Binglederry Gaming

Hey, I appreciate the guides! Is there a best place to hole up? I'm not looking online at a map because I don't want to ruin the exploration but I'd like to know one/some of the best places so I have some sort of goal.


well fed is a 5 kg buff

Konstantinos Kountousias

cat tails is the best food in the game because its light and dont decay. I use them when i m moving to another region because its risky to carry cooked meat...


Kilos are larger than pounds! Haha just halve whatever they pounds are and you’ll be pretty close in kilos. Love the vids! Thanks for the info

Shadow Deslar

They should add roots. And crow eggs. Bear traps.

JP Vielleux

I've always wanted to do a run and see how many I can collect. Make it the goal to get every cat tail on the map.

Thierry Gagnon

I wonder, why do you keep ignoring birch bark lying the ground, but pick-up or sample pretty much anything else? I noticed this in many of your videos.

Handiinu 2.0

" 22 kilos" 5 actually but anyway cool video thanks for the help

Hilbert K

I love that cat tail doesnt degrade. So i always have food at my bases so if i get in trouble i can always snack at something.

lord Denda

Most of the time I eat deer meat and in the meantime I harvest cat tails while passing rivers and ponds. I have like 80 of them and they last soooo long. 20 of them weight only 1kg and gives you 3 000 calories witch is much better than any obtainable meat. They also do not degrade with the time (they are always pristine 100% ).

Anastasia P

I suck at converting too

We use kilos in Russia

So it’s vice versa for me ?

Foreman Haste

Drinking all but the last few drops of the Teas also makes them light so that you can cart them around for their intended benefit with great ease.

The Cool Guy

Just saw that they contain 1500 kilocalories per pound online and had to see

Den Lomov

ty for your guides! i really love the game for its hardcore survival mechanics! without your guides i would lost a lot of time and probably quit due to frustritation and also 1 Pound is - 0.45 killigrams, just keep in mind :D
p.s. for some unknows reason, every time i start a survival mode - i am spawned near TONNS of Cattails - every time. its my huge food supply till i be able to hunt animals - friendly random location generator lol

Silent Cricket Gaming

Cattails saved my life today,my first 30 day run almost lost because I forgot to harvest a bear 10 days ago (ingame)

Rezzy KO

Feeerst ?

Jason Ross

Helpful video again, but ironically, in a video about cattails, you didn't even harvest a single one! LOL.

Be careful about too much irony, or you'll probably end up with the game deciding to weight you down with 10,000 spoons, when all you need is a hunting knife... and leaving a black fly in your reishi tea.


Rosehip, Reshi, or birch bark, if I consume 99% of that, and leave the last 10% until I need the effect, can I thus make them as light as a bottle of antibiotics or pain killers?

Sera Walker

when converting, this isnt exact but i am form canada so we use both and 11lbs = 5kg, so basically divide the lbs in half and find the kgs :) not exac but always really close

Ginger Fiddler

Never even realised that cancelling drinking the tea actually left some. I thought cancelling just meant you didnt drink it.
Gonna be a big help!
Thanks :)