Article The Bloody, Bloody History of Horror Games

By Jake Young / November 21, 2013

The Bloody, Bloody History of Horror Games

Playing With Fear is a documentary film and web series that will explore the history of scary games and the twisted minds who made them. Most of the budget is going towards travel expenses as the crew goes across the world to interview game developers because as it turns out, horror games are an international endeavor. They'll meet with studios from across Europe, Asia, and America who have all been squirting out nightmare fuel like a spastic cuttlefish (note to self, eat a delicious meal as a reward for writing that last analogy). One of the first things released by the project is this incredible 3 minute walkthrough of the decades-long history of horror in interactive media, from the nonsensical blips of the Atari era right up until the indie-horror renaissance we've been experiencing with titles like Amnesia and Outlast: