Blumhouse Productions Are Now Planning To Develop Horror Video Games
Blumhouse Productions is now venturing into video games. Over the last decade, the production house has garnered quite a name for itself in the horror genre with films such as Get Out, Us, Ma, Insidious, The Purge and Paranormal Activity. Their most recent release is the smash-hit M3GAN.
Your new best friend just got even scarier.
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Blumhouse Movies: Details about their upcoming video games division
Blumhouse Production’s new video game division will be called Blumhouse Games and will focus on “original, horror-themed games for console, PC, and mobile audiences,” as reported by the company. The company will also be acting as a publisher and working with developers on projects that have a budget of less than USD 10 million, which is quite similar to the strategy they implemented for their film production.
Fun fact: Jordan Peele’s first foray into directing a full-length feature film was with Get Out in 2017, a movie he wrote the first draft of in just 2 months in 2013.
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— Blumhouse (@blumhouse) February 19, 2023
According to media reports, the President of Blumhouse, Abhijay Prakash, has stated that the company had been looking to build a team that will help them grow in the interactive media segment. Meanwhile, Zach Wood, who will be the president of the new division, explains that there is a growing and unique opportunity for the horror genre in the indie game space. “I’m thrilled about teaming up with Blumhouse to meaningfully leverage the company’s brand, reputation, and creative talent,” he adds.
Being a video game producer for more than 25 years, Wood has developed video games for various gaming consoles including the PlayStation, Game Boy and Xbox. He has also worked on projects like Sound Shapes, Hohokum, Prey: Mooncrash and Redfall.
As of now, no new video game projects have been announced. So fans will have to be a bit patient for some exciting new additions to the genre of horror video games.
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