Layers of Fear is a first-person psychedelic horror game with a heavy focus on story and exploration. Players take control of a painter whose sole purpose is to finish his Magnum Opus. The player must navigate through both a constantly changing Victorian-era mansion and ghastly visions of the painter’s fragile and crumbling psyche.
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Very Positive (263 reviews) - 93% of the 263 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (5,084 reviews) - 93% of the 5,084 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 15, 2016

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October 28

The Halloween room is back + Soundtrack now available!

Happy Halloween everyone! If you are new to Layers, please enjoy the discount over the holiday weekend on base game, Masterpiece Edition, and the Inheritance DLC. We've just allowed access to the fan favorite Halloween room within the game. This room is accessible in the basement over the next 30 days and is FULL of surprises. Try your hand at the ouija board, and see what we mean :)

We are also happy to announce that after many many fan requests, we have decided to make the Layers of Fear Soundtrack available for purchase within Steam. Enjoy this creepy soundtrack over our favorite holiday weekend and beyond!

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August 12

August 12th patch

Hey everybody, I hope all of you are really enjoying the Inheritance DLC! With its launch last week, we found a few nagging issues that we wanted to fix as soon as possible. Today's patch should address the following:

• Stability improvements
• Added Korean as a supported language
• Minor localization fixes
• Resolved an issue with the Once Upon a Time achievement
• Improved Windows Controller support for the Xbox One controller
• Minor graphic optimizations

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Reviews

“Layers of Fear goes into the mind of an insane artist and creates a horror game magnum opus.”
5/5 – The Escapist

“One of the best horror games ever made, this will scare you in incredibly clever ways and make you question everything you see.”
5/5 – Games Radar+

“Fear. Pure fear. The most primal of emotions is the overwhelming one while playing Layers of Fear.”
5/5 – Digitally Downloaded

About This Game

You take another drink as the canvas looms in front of you. A light flickers dimly in the corner. You’ve created countless pieces of art, but never anything like…this. Why haven’t you done this before? It seems so obvious in retrospect. Your friends, critics, business partners—soon, they’ll all see. But something’s still missing…

You look up, startled. That melody… Was that a piano? It sounded just like her… But, no—that would be impossible. She’s gone. They’re all gone.
Have to focus. How long has it taken to get to this point? Too long, but it doesn’t matter. There will be no more distractions. It’s almost finished. You can feel it. Your creation. Your Magnum Opus.

Dare you help paint a true Masterpiece of Fear? Layers of Fear is a first-person psychedelic horror game with a heavy focus on story and exploration. Delve deep into the mind of an insane painter and discover the secret of his madness, as you walk through a vast and constantly changing Victorian-era mansion. Uncover the visions, fears and horrors that entwine the painter and finish the masterpiece he has strived so long to create.


Game Features:
• Psychedelic horror – A sense of insanity means each turn of the camera may completely change the look of your surroundings.
• Victorian setting – Explore a game world inspired by masterpiece paintings, architecture and décor from the 19th century.
• Original and classic art – Numerous pieces of original art and music flesh out the story and environment.
• Story-focused exploration – Only through exploring the environment can you uncover the details of the painter’s dark and tragic past.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Quad Q8400
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB / Radeon R7 250X 1GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supported Gamepads: Microsoft Xbox 360 Games for Windows (Wired), Microsoft Xbox One Controller (Wired), Sony PS4 DualShock 4 controller (wired), Steam Controller
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.10 or 10.11
    • Processor: 2.3GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB VRAM / Nvidia GeForce 750M / Intel HD 6100
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supported Gamepads: Xbox 360 for Windows controller (wired) and the Xbox One controller (wired)
    Minimum:
    • OS: Steam OS, Ubuntu 14.04 and 15.10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 3470
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supported Gamepads: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows (Wired), Steam Controller
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