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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Feb 15, 2016
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August 9

Get 20 percent off >observer_ with the Layers Loyalty Discount!

>observer_, the new cyberpunk horror game from Bloober Team, launches on Tuesday, August 15th, and we can’t wait for all of you to jack into people’s minds and experience first-hand what would happen if your fears were hacked!

We love our fans, and to show our appreciation for your loyalty, we’re offering a 20 percent discount off >observer_ for all Layers of Fear owners! As long as you have Layers in your Steam library, the discount offer will appear automatically when you go to purchase >observer_. This offer is available only for a limited time.

Be sure to add >observer_ to your Steam wishlist to get notified when the game hits the Steam shelves!

If you don’t have Layers, fear not (we couldn’t resist)! The award-winning psychedelic horror game from Bloober Team is on sale for 75 percent off! The sale begins Wednesday, August 9 at 10 a.m. PST and ends Friday, August 11 at 9:59 a.m. PST.
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July 19

>observer_ releasing on Steam August 15!



Aspyr Media and Bloober Team, the partnership behind Layers of Fear, are excited to announce that the cyberpunk horror game >observer_ will launch on Steam August 15!

With cyberpunk legend Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) as Detective Daniel Lazarski, >observer_ is a first-person psychological horror experience that focuses on a dark, dystopian setting. The new 2084 trailer explores Dan’s role as an Observer, an elite neural detective with the authority to hack and invade suspects’ minds. What you see will disturb you and stir the technophobe inside of your psyche.

Developed by Bloober Team, >observer_ is a horror experience meant for mature audiences.
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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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