Doing You A Fright: The Modern Era of Horror Games

Why do horror games lure us in?

Why do some of us enjoy being terrified, and how do horror games do that best?

Let’s shine the unflinching torchlight on this delightfully dastardly genre, looking at the psychological aspects of fear and grit, game design techniques, how tropes can fetishise and stigmatise, and much more! Bring your scalpel of experience and join us in a gruesome dissection of some of our favourite games of the genre.


Brian Holland [Writer, Good Games Victoria], Kevin Powe [Voice Actor, The KAPOWE Collective], Lucy Morris [Founder, Asylum Jam], Jane Cocks [PhD Candidate, University of the Sunshine Coast]