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renueax Offline
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how do they do it?

How do the creators of these games know what scares people. Do they have some secret view into the world of fear?
Do any of you people think you could make something this creepy...
02-07-2008 06:43 PM
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Penumbra Offline
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RE: how do they do it?

Well, I always thought it would be creepy to get a distress call from a cruse ship, then when you go over to help them and board the ship your boat gets un-docked. Then when you roam the top of the ship you see no one and then you go down a floor to find bloody hallways n' whatnot.... I'm gonna just stop.
02-07-2008 07:00 PM
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RE: how do they do it?

Inspired?

Mostly game developers look at a lot of horror movies and play lots of horror games. And some get their own ideas.

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02-07-2008 07:53 PM
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RE: how do they do it?

They get most of their insiration from H.P.Lovecraft. If you've read his books, you'll realize there are many spoilers in penumbra, such as;
Philip
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02-07-2008 10:29 PM
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RE: how do they do it?

renueax Wrote:How do the creators of these games know what scares people. Do they have some secret view into the world of fear?
Do any of you people think you could make something this creepy...
there actully cuthulu in disguise
02-08-2008 03:50 AM
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