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Dead Space Remake is Out…And It’s Terrifying | S3:E11

Daniel A. Kaufmann, Ph.D
Dr. Gameology on Twitch & The Gaming Persona Podcast
Owner of Area of Effect Counseling
Director of Gaming Services at Kindbridge BH

Dead Space Remake is Out…And It’s Terrifying

The Dead Space Remake has been released to a new audience here in 2023. For fifteen years, the original Dead Space has been a horror survival fan favorite. Players take on the role of engineer Isaac Clarke, who must survive an intergalactic mining ship infested with alien creatures known as Necromorphs. This third-person shooter combines gore and jump scares with intense psychological elements, creating a thrilling experience for any horror fan looking for something different. Throughout this episode, we’ll discuss the innovative ways in which Dead Space deals with fear and why it stands out among other horror games.

Join us as we explore the game’s themes of isolation, claustrophobia, and dread to understand why Dead Space is so psychologically terrifying.

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Important Links


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Nae, A. (2018). Mission Objective: Carry the White Man’s Burden to Outer Space–The Gamification of Colonization in Dead Space. Ekphrasis. Images, Cinema, Theory, Media20(2), 157-167.

Schäbler, D. (2015). Unnatural Games? Innovation and Generification of Natural and Unnatural Visual Effects in Dead Space and Alien: Isolation. Storyworlds: A Journal of Narrative Studies7(1), 21-38.


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