6w ago - Writer Jessica Chobot unveiled the real horror behind Daylight on PlayStation 4 / PS4 today, with details below as follows:
Considering today is Halloween, the dev team and I wanted to share with you a story about what inspired Daylight's location, the fictional Mid Island.
It's an abandoned, desolate place with the façade of any other island in the New England area, but bears deep scars in terms of unspeakable events that took place there and at its most infamous location, the Mid Island Bay Hospital.
While a lot of the environments in our game are a hodgepodge of various haunted locales around the country, there's one very real, very personal experience I had growing up that truly inspired the feel of Daylight. This is that story...
The town that I grew up in had a Rockwellian main street, a neighborhood drug store that still served phosphates, rows of corn as far as the eye could see, and an abandoned mental facility known as The Sheldon Buildings.
Built in the 1900′s, the Sheldon Buildings were left to rot after accusations of abuse and misappropriated funds shut the place down.
In the late '90s, the city finally sealed up the underground tunnels beneath the facility, knocked down the brick buildings, and vomited up a few acres worth of...
8w ago - Sony PS Plus Content Manager Chris Howe of the PlayStation Store announced that they will be starting a PSN horror sale this week where fans can save on Siren Blood Curse, Dead Rising 2 and more!
To quote: Hi everyone! It's that time of year when the nights start to creep and the ghosts and ghouls come out from their dark corners. If that's not enough to send a shiver down your spine then why not check out the Horror Sale starting today at PlayStation Store!
Here you will find up to 75% off some of the most terrifying games to have ever graced our screens, including Siren Blood Curse, Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut and inFamous: Festival of Blood.
These games will go on sale from Wednesday 16th October. What are you waiting for? Are you too scared?
Was €59.99/AU$89.95/£49.99, now €34.79/AU$52.17/£28.99
DOOM 3 BFG Edition
Was €39.99/AU$49.95/£29.99, now €14.79/AU$18.48/£11.09
Additional 25% discount for PS Plus members
Dead Rising 2 Off The Record(Not available in Germany)
Was €14.99/AU$17.95/£10.99, now €8.99/AU$10.77/£6.59
Additional 15% discount for PS Plus members
Devil May Cry HD Collection
Was €29.99/AU$39.95/£19.99, now €14.99/AU$17.95/£10.99...
9w ago - Frictional Games Creative Director Thomas Grip shared a video today spotlighting SOMA, an upcoming Sci-Fi Horror title to Sony's PlayStation 4 video game console.
Below are the details, to quote: Hi, I am Thomas Grip, creative director at Frictional Games, an indie studio based in Sweden.
We have been crafting horror games since 2006 and are probably most famous for having created Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Previously, we have only developed for PC, but this time our new title will be released for PS4 as well!
For the last three years, we have been working on a game called SOMA. All that time, this project has remained a secret – it's a great relief to finally be able to talk about it. This game is by far the most ambitious and thrilling project we have ever undertaken.
So, what exactly is SOMA? Briefly stated, it is a sci-fi horror game played from a first person perspective. You are not a space marine though; you're a normal, very exposed person trapped in a nightmarish world. SOMA is a game about exploration, survival and immersing you inside an interactive narrative.
27w ago - Zombie Studios Communications Manager Collin Moore is here with a peek at Daylight for PS4: procedurally generated psychological horror on PlayStation 4!
To quote: E3 is upon us, and Zombie Studios is ready to scare the PlayStation community when Daylight comes to PlayStation 4 early 2014.
A couple months ago, we flew out to PAX East with a pre-alpha build of our latest game Daylight. When you show your game off for the first time, you really aren't sure what people will think! The entire weekend we would watch curious gamers walk up to Daylight. After a brief tutorial we'd just sit back and watch - anxiously waiting to see what would happen.
Over and over we saw people jump, scream, yell, and one person even ripped off their headphones, took a couple steps back, and looked right at us as if they saw a ghost. Right then and there we knew we had something special. Now we are excited to share that with our fans on PS4!
For those that might not have heard of Daylight, it's a procedurally generated psychological horror game. This means each time you start the game, the entire world will be different; from the layout of the level, the location of items you find, and, most importantly, the encounters you stumble into.
32w ago - Series Director Makoto Shibata has gone behind the lens of the PS2 horror classic Fatal Frame on PS3 today.
Below are the details, to quote: With the recent release of Fatal Frame on PSN as a PlayStation 2 Classic, we reached out to Fatal Frame series director Makoto Shibata to share some thoughts on the inception of one of gaming's tensest, most atmospheric series.
The initial project kicked off under the "Project ZERO" codename when the PlayStation 2 development tools were first made available, back at the time.
Before the Fatal Frame project, I worked on the "Deception" series (aka Tecmo's Deception) which focused on coming up with a new, yet complex game system in order to broaden player experiences. This led us to transcending traditional game genres by combining the best parts of different game systems: action, adventure, puzzle and simulation genres, just to name a few.
When the PS2 hardware came out with dramatically improved graphical capabilities, we took a different approach by keeping the game system and play experience simple. We tried to emotionally reach out to players and get them to feel things they cannot actually see on screen.
As a result, we selected the horror genre, which was an area aligned with my personal interests since I tend to...