|When I sit down to play horror games, it has to be nighttime. I turn off every light in my place and make sure the sound is way up. When a horror game I’m waiting to play comes out I actually refuse to hang out with people so I don’t get interrupted, and I will absolutely not let anyone come over “just to watch.” I’m very selfish when I’m in horror game mode.
When I think about what I love about horror, I approach it from two different angles: as the Game Director on The Evil Within 2, and as a gamer. As a developer, I just love that it means a genre exists where I get to make these types of games! As a gamer, it’s one of the only genres where I get an actual emotional connection to the game. Not from a story perspective, but having your heart race and your palms sweat because you are so engrossed in the atmosphere is so unique to this genre.
I know I’m biased because I worked on the game, but the scenes in City Hall in The Evil Within 2 represent basically everything I love about horror. The slow build-up of dread… The first time it came together with the audio and everything, we just knew it would be great.
JERK GUSTAFSSON – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, WOLFENSTEIN II: THE NEW COLOSSUS