"Startling the player is not the same as making the player feel dread." Alchemic co-founder and Vatra design director Brian Gomez was at GDC Europe in Cologne, Germany to present Silent Hill: Past, Present, and Future, a comprehensive survey of the seminal survival horror franchise and the wider horror game genre. Gamespot was in the audience and put together an in-depth review of Brian's presentation. Follow the link to read more!
"It's never gonna be a clear, bright day in Silent Hill." Alchemic's Brian Gomez sits with Electronic Gaming Monthly's David Wolinsky to chat about the weather and all things Silent Hill Downpour in EGM's February 2011 issue, on news stands now!
Alchemic co-founder and creative director Brian Gomez gave Game Informer a macabre tour of Brno, Czech Republic, home to Silent Hill Downpour developer Vatra. In the article, Brian explains how the dark history, architecture, and folklore of the Southern Moravian region has influenced and inspired his design team, and what it's like for an American game developer to work in the Czech Republic.
Kotaku.com has the exclusive scoop on Larry Niven's Free Fall, the upcoming sci-fi epic from legendary author Larry Niven and Alchemic Productions: "Science fiction author Larry Niven, perhaps best known for his award-winning Ringworld series, has been creating worlds for readers to explore since the mid 1960's. Now, with the help of transmedia production company Alchemic Productions, he's creating a world for gamers to play in."
German gaming site Mega Gaming interviews Alchemic's Brian Gomez on what it was like working with horror master Clive Barker:
"I’ve been a fan of Clive’s work since I was way too young to be reading his books. When we met, we discovered that we really enjoyed working together and brainstorming new ideas, so I left my job and founded Alchemic Productions with two other colleagues specifically so we could help Clive develop his idea for “Jericho”.