Threat Detection – Episode 16 – Horror (Part 1)


Download: Threat Detection – Episode 16

In this weeks ‘very special episode’ of Threat Detection, we discuss horror in videogames. We touch on the history of horror games from ‘Alone in the Dark’ to ‘Amnesia A Machine for Pigs’. We talk about how the mechanics of horror are evolving, and how they’ll change now that VR is around the horror. Finally we explore the potential for horror games that transcend our jaded cynicism, and make us truly afraid.


We’re also running a competition! We have two tickets each to give away to Gamecraft game jams in Dublin (17th / 18th May) & Galway (10th May). If the idea of working on a brand new game in a few short hours surrounded by fellow geeks sounds appealing, respond in the comments for your chance to win free tickets!


Threat Detection Episode 8


Download: Episode 8

We discuss…

1) Xbox ONE’s price drop and its failure to make waves with us. Microsofts decisions to include connect in the box. Perceptions on console launches.

2) Our grim gaming memories, including James’s harrowing childhood video game trauma at Sega World.