Throwback Thursday: The Making of DEAD SPACE

Getting a behind-the-scenes look at the making of video games reveals the passion and innovation of developers as they discuss working on some of our favorite games. Dead Space is a horror classic, and you might have seen my unabashed plea for remastered editions of the series. I still hold out hope, but the original game is still worthy of attention. The terrifying space odyssey oozes with tension and dread.

Just as engrossing as the gameplay, though, is the story behind its development. The commitment to atmospheric and haunting sound. The removal of the HUD and the experimentation with spawn points. So much work went into the creation of Dead Space, and it all worked to heighten the horror. In their War Stories series on YouTube, Ars Technica was able to sit down with Glen Schofield, the co-founder of Sledgehammer Games and the man behind Dead Space.

Fascinating details of the game’s creation are shared by the passionate creator and director. Check out the video and tell us about your favorite horror video game.

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