Today, Gun Interactive—the multimedia development firm behind the upcoming asymmetrical-horror adaptation of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre—is pleased to to share a brand-new behind-the-scenes video detailing their creative process and the benefits and challenges that come with making a video game based on one of the most celebrated horror franchises of all time. Featuring interviews with eight different team members of both Gun Interactive and co-developer Sumo Nottingham, the video illustrates the guiding philosophies that informed the design and development of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, as key members from both teams share their personal ties to the series as well as their individual contributions to the game.
With insight on what it takes to work with such an important piece of film history, as well as the process of introducing new characters into an established narrative, this featurette is a glimpse into the world of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre itself. From digitally scanning every scratch on an authentic 70’s chainsaw, to digging through the journals of original screenwriter Kim Henkel to revive the drifter Sissy, this latest behind-the-scenes video has all kinds of details for fans to dig into as they await the game’s August 18th launch.
This latest video arrives in advance of the technical playtest for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, which will be conducted on May 25th. The best way for fans to stay informed on the technical test is to add the game to their wishlists on Steam and to follow The Texas Chain Saw Massacre on social channels (Reddit, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook). Eligibility for the test will be limited, but further details and instructions will be shared in the coming weeks. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre will debut in full on August 18th, 2023 for PC, PlayStation® 5 (PS5™) & PlayStation® 4 (PS4™), Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One, and will launch into Game Pass on Xbox and PC.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre video game takes place in the months leading up to the events of the original 1974 film, and features authentic recreations of the locations, characters, and imagery of the source material. Players control either the Victims or members of the Slaughter Family—including the infamous Leatherface—in a vicious game of 3v4 cat-and-mouse that takes the tension and suspense of the film and repurposes it into thrilling, competitive action. The Victims and the Slaughter Family must both utilize their unique abilities to come out on top, as the former use stealth and smarts to escape their fearsome tormentors, while each member of the Slaughter Family wields brutal and murderous attacks to hunt their prey.
For more information, visit The Community Hub at the official The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Website, and join the conversation at the Gun Interactive Discord.