Bloober Team details the art of terror with their new behind-the-scenes video for >observer_
Krakow-based studio Bloober Team did a good job of shredding the psyche of players with Layers of Fear when it released last year. Now, they’re ready to hone their craft once again with their upcoming cyberpunk title, >observer_.
Today the team released a new video showcasing the creative process behind the terror found in >observer_. Check it out below:
“If you played our first game, Layers of Fear, you know that we make a different kind of horror. Something a bit more cerebral, emotional, and psychological; We like to call it ‘hidden horror’. We think of hidden horror as a subgenre. There are a million different types of action games out there, but you don’t see that kind of diversity in horror games. Most horror games are designed completely around survival.”
In case the game has been flying under your radar, here’s a rundown of the story courtesy of Bloober Team:
“>observer_ introduces players to a frightening concept: How would it feel if your fears could be weaponized against you? Det. Daniel Lazarski is an “Observer”; part of a corporate-funded, specialized police unit with full legal clearance to tap directly into a target’s mind via neural implant. A cryptic message from your estranged son sets you on a journey to the drug-ridden Class C slums of Krakow, Poland. As you hack into the minds of criminals and victims alike to uncover the truth of the mysterious communique, you are forced into a surreal landscape of the resident’s darkest fears.
>observer_ holds the same fantastic pacing of Layers Of Fear, using modern themes to illustrate a society where hacking people’s nightmares is a reality. The game questions the moral implications of using people’s most guarded memories as weapons. Delve into people’s most disturbing internal struggles to find the answers you seek.
Seek and solve clues to help rid the city of its seedy underbelly in a futuristic, Blade Runner-esque narrative.”
>oberserver_ is currently slated to release later this year on Steam, PS4 and Xbox One.