We know that PlayStation 4 exclusive Until Dawn is supposed to scare us just as much as it makes us laugh, but how does developer Supermassive Games plan to pull off this trick? Well, for a start, it's hired some truly talented horror writers.
"We have Larry Fassenden and Graham Reznick as our script writers,” Supermassive staffer Jez Harris said. “They are horror encyclopaedias in human form and have worked on all sorts of acclaimed horror movies, like The Innkeepers and Stakeland.”
Harris also stated that the team has been attempting to play with typical genre conventions. “What we want to do is put you in a playable horror movie," he continued. "We want to make you feel like you know what’s going on and that you’re in your comfort zone. Then we can yank you out of it extremely hard as the twists and turns play out.”
Most intriguing of all, though, is the fancy technology the studio is using to help ensure it properly delivers the scares. "We do a lot of work with galvanic skin response,” Harris stated. “We have testers strapped into apparatus that monitors their temperature and the level of moisture in their skin. We’ll sit and watch the data as the person plays the game, and if we get a good spike we know we’re doing our jobs right."
What do you make of Until Dawn? Does its schlocky fun appeal to you, or would you prefer something a bit more serious? Take a walk in the haunted woods in the comments section below.
The Inkeepers is one of my absolute favourite modern horror movies, so the fact that that team is involved with Until Dawn fills me with confidence. That movie manages to be both schlocky AND genuinely scary, so hopefully this can pull that off as well.
This game seems filled with too much 80s', teen horror movie type cheese to be genuinely scary. The game could be 'so bad it's scary,' but that's about it.
Aw I already have sweaty hands!
Sounds good to me!!
Bro, I'm not too scared of a video game and this is a great game btw!
When does it even come out I heard it was end of Jan but now there's no release date.
Gotta love people saying how good or bad a game is months before its release date.
So there's a hype on this game, but will it be as good...there was a lot of hype over The Evil Within, and then the graphics were pretty sad, but the game was still fun. This game looks and sounds good, but I'll wait until I see a full review...here's to hoping Silent Hills lives up to the hype too! Bring back some good horror games!!!! I'm still waiting to see if someone picks up the CHUCKY game that was to be released as a PS3 exclusive and was then cut. It would be fun to play as Chucky. I have hopes for the Friday The 13th game, but then found out it's online only...come on...make a Nightmare On Elm Street title too and bring Robert Englund in to voice him!!!!
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