Layers Of Fear Dev Wants To Be “The Blumhouse Of The Games Industry”

Bloober Team, the studio behind Layers of Fear and the upcoming Xbox console exclusive The Medium, wants to be known as the Blumhouse Productions of the video game industry.

“From the first day we talked about [making] horror games, we said we wanted to be the Blumhouse of the games industry,” Bloober Team founder Piotr Babieno said in an interview with GamesIndustry.Biz.

According to Babieno, prior to Layers of Fear, Bloober Team abandoned “the ambition to create huge [narrative] horror games” as investors wanted the studio to tackle projects “that would bring in money.” However, following the poor critical reception to 2014’s Basement Crawl, Bloober decided to forgo trying to make commercial hits to instead pursue the horror stories that the team wanted to tell, regardless of how much money they would ultimately make.

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