Alone in the Dark has an unnerving "storm of cosmic darkness" that freaked me out, here's how it was made

Alone in the Dark; a woman looks scared
(Image credit: THQ Nordic)
Alone in the Dark details

Alone in the Dark; a haunted manor house

(Image credit: THQ Nordic)

Publisher THQ Nordic
Developer Pieces Interactive
Platform Unreal Engine 4
Formats PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC
Price £49.99
Release 20 March

New horror game Alone in the Dark is out now and I've played through it five times already - you can read my review where I highlight the good and the bad of this new game. Despite having plenty of issues, there's one moment that continues to shock me every time I reach it. This isn't a lazy jump scare but a wonderfully curated set-piece event that introduces the game's central villain, the Dark Man, with a bang.

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.