Alex Spencer

Alex Spencer


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Alex is Deputy Editor of Edge magazine, with a background writing about film, TV, technology, music, comics and of course videogames as a freelance journalist, contributing to publications such as PC Gamer, Polygon and The Guardian. In a previous life he was Managing Editor of Mobile Marketing Magazine.

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A Very British Horror Story: The Making of Still Wakes The Deep

2:00pm - 2:45pm
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Join Edge's Alex Spencer and creatives from award-winning UK studio The Chinese Room to discover the story behind critically acclaimed narrative horror Still Wakes The Deep. Daan Hendriks (Audio Director), Laura Dodds (Associate Art Director) and Louis Larsson-De Wet (Project Technical Director) will discuss how The Chinese Room created one of 2024’s most atmospheric thrillers – and why they chose a North Sea oil rig for its setting.

Session Takeaway

  • The opportunities and challenges involved in making such a distinctly British game, building on the studio's previous work in this field.
  • How The Chinese Room researched and cast Still Wakes The Deep to make it authentic to its unique location and period setting.
  • Techniques involved in staging atmosphere, tension and drama in a first-person narrative-driven horror.

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