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Daylight: Procedurally Generated Psychological Horror on PS4

Collin Moore's Avatar Posted by Communications Manager, Zombie Studios

E3 is upon us, and Zombie Studios is ready to scare the PlayStation community when Daylight comes to PlayStation 4 early 2014.

A couple months ago, we flew out to PAX East with a pre-alpha build of our latest game Daylight. When you show your game off for the first time, you really aren’t sure what people will think! The entire weekend we would watch curious gamers walk up to Daylight. After a brief tutorial we’d just sit back and watch – anxiously waiting to see what would happen. Over and over we saw people jump, scream, yell, and one person even ripped off their headphones, took a couple steps back, and looked right at us as if they saw a ghost. Right then and there we knew we had something special. Now we are excited to share that with our fans on PS4!

For those that might not have heard of Daylight, it’s a procedurally generated psychological horror game. This means each time you start the game, the entire world will be different; from the layout of the level, the location of items you find, and, most importantly, the encounters you stumble into. You will never have the exact same experience twice. As fans of the horror genre know, once you see a scare you never get that same feeling again. That is what we set out to solve with Daylight: give fans a way to be scared each and every time they play it.


For those fans who enjoy all the technical things, you will be happy to hear that Daylight has been built using Unreal Engine 4. We have been working with Epic and Unreal Engine for years, and when we got our hands on Unreal Engine 4, we started prototyping out some ideas, which quickly evolved into what is now Daylight. Being a small studio, Unreal Engine 4 has allowed us to make a game with next generation gameplay and graphics, taking advantage of all the power of PS4.

Bringing Daylight to the PS4 was something we always had in mind, and after PAX East, the attention Daylight received from fans, press, and even publishers greatly exceeded our expectations! It seemed we had touched a nerve. We started talking with Atlus and we are now happy to announce that they will be publishing Daylight and will help us bring it to the PS4 globally in early 2014.

So check out our E3 trailer and screenshots above, and be sure to go to our website, follow us on Twitter @PlayDaylight, and Facebook for all the latest news.

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Strangeheaven said:

June 9th, 4:08 am

PS4 and PC Exclusive nice,shame xbox ONE won’t be getting this lol.

kileysmith92 said:

June 9th, 4:58 am

If you think Janet`s story is impressive,, 5 weeks ago my sisters mother in-law basically also brought home $7586 just sitting there 10 hours a week from their apartment and the’re classmate’s ex-wife`s neighbour has done this for three months and made over $7586 in their spare time from their labtop. applie the guide here,

LivinDeadGirlX-x said:

June 9th, 6:23 pm

So excited for this, Amazing!

sh1nk31 said:

June 9th, 7:40 pm

The random nature of the gameplay is genius, with just a “simple” (not really) mechanic you are making a game with a lot of replayability, and an effective horror experience, since we as player will never know what to expect and we will not be able to create comfort zones by learning the layouts, spwan points, etc. I was so hyped to hear you guys were coming to PS4 because Daylight deserves a lot of exposition. My hat off to you and so my guaranteed day one purchase.

saab01 said:

June 9th, 8:06 pm

More to come tomorrow at E3 lets hope so.

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    Collin Moore said:

    June 10th, 9:28 am

    We are excited to show Daylight off at E3. There should be some impressions on it in the coming days. However, we are still pre-alpha, so it is still early.

JimmyNEUTRON413 said:

June 9th, 10:27 pm

Hope the new addition to the Zombie studios team of Anthony Gallegos helps keep this game going in the direction it looks to be! looks AMAZING!!!

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    Collin Moore said:

    June 10th, 9:27 am

    Anthony is a great addition to our established team.

DonkeyKongKilla said:

June 10th, 8:12 am

@ Collin Moore – Sorry to bug you. but we have a spammer/scammer on the blogsite. could you be a lamb and report this to sony’s blogteam thanks. kileysmith92 on comment 52

Dafreakzo said:

June 21st, 8:06 am

This looks promising so far. Need some more screenshots or video clips though!

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