Ages 13+

"Press X to Scream": Horror Storytelling in Video Games

What’s scary? From the interstellar identity crisis of Prey, to the dystopian terror of BioShock, to the existential alienation of SOMA, there seems no end to the ways a game can try to scare you. In this panel, the game analysts of With a Terrible Fate will consider what works and what doesn’t in horror games. What can games learn from the rhetoric of fear, the mythology of terror, and philosophical skepticism about reality? Show up and find out!

Panelists

Aaron Suduiko [Founder; Chief Video Game Analyst, With a Terrible Fate], Dan Hughes [Video Game Analyst, With a Terrible Fate]