Blumhouse Games Conjures Upcoming Indie Horror Games Slate At Summer Game Fest

Blumhouse Games Conjures Upcoming Indie Horror Games Slate At Summer Game Fest

Famous horror film and TV studio Blumhouse, which has released a slew of cult hits such as Paranormal Activity, The Black Phone, M3GAN and Five Nights at Freddy’s, is finally ready to stake its claim in the video game space after the studio’s announcement of its new games division last year.

Friday afternoon during the Summer Games Fest, Blumhouse Games, aimed at partnering with low-budget independent developers of horror games for console, PC and mobile devices, showcased the long-awaited sneak peek of what scares await players in the near future.

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The company’s debut game will be Cozy Game Pals’ atmospheric horror adventure Fear the Spotlight. The game serves as a twisted and loving homage to classic 90s teen horror stories, as it centers around two young women named Vivian and Amy as they sneak into a school after hours to solve a disturbing mystery behind a school tragedy that occurred decades before.

Subsidiary President Zach Wood, who has worked on popular game IP like, Sony’s Twisted Metal and Bethesda’s Redfall before coming over to Blumhouse Games said in a statement: “We’re blown away by the teams who are creating our first slate of games, and truly couldn’t be more proud to partner with strong, independent game creators who are bringing unique ideas to the horror genre ,” Wood continued. “Our upcoming titles represent standout storytelling, inventive play styles, and fresh approaches to scary stories, created by game developers who are deeply passionate about horror. We hope players see our collective love of the genre and indie creativity shine through our partners and our portfolio of games. Stay tuned for more to come.”

While Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum added: “In many ways, Blumhouse Games feels like going back to our roots, with a focus on indie horror, pushing boundaries and elevating new, original stories. But this time fans can get in on the action, and immerse themselves in the Blumhouse world. I’m proud of the team and we hope this first slate of games will entertain, thrill and terrify players, and we will have more in store for fans soon.”

Other games teased during the announcement also include:

Sleep Awake

Developer: EYES OUT

From Cory Davis (Spec Ops: The Line) and Robin Finck (Nine Inch Nails) comes a first-person psychedelic horror set in the far future. In the last known city on Earth, people are disappearing in their sleep. Those who remain exist in a crisis of reckless experiments to keep awake. Katja must navigate depraved death cults, otherworldly forces, and the ever-present horror of The HUSH, to save herself and those who rely upon her.

Crisol: Theater of Idols

Developer: Vermila Studios

Dive into a unique first-person horror adventure where folklore and religion intertwine in a nightmarish version of Spain. Players will navigate a world steeped in eerie legends and sacred rituals, facing terrifying statues of saints that come to life. In a desperate fight for survival, the player must sacrifice their own blood to use as ammunition against the horrors that lurk around every corner.

The Simulation

Developer: Playmestudio

A never-before-seen horror game is the only evidence found at a crime scene. As a retired game designer hired to investigate the case, you find a hidden mode that plunges you into a rabbit hole of the unknown. As more obscure games are uncovered, cross the fourth wall of their worlds and delve deep into terrifying truths that transcend their own reality…

Grave Seasons

Developer: Perfect Garbage

A charming pixelated farming and town simulation game where, amidst all the relationship building and crop harvesting, players must figure out which of the townsfolk is a supernatural serial killer. Uncover the hidden secrets of Ashenridge, find a way to stay one step ahead of the murderer… and maybe save the next victim.

Code Name: Project C

Developer: Half Mermaid Productions

An ambitious game from the minds of Sam Barlow (Her Story, Immortality) and Brandon Cronenberg (Possessor, Infinity Pool). Prepare to have your mind broken by Half Mermaid’s most twisted vision yet.

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