Fear the Spotlight


Fact Sheet

Game Name: Fear the Spotlight
Developer: Cozy Game Pals
Platforms: PC (Steam)
Price: $11.99
Playtime: 2.5 - 3 hours
Release Date: September 15, 2023
Contact: team@cozygamepals.com
Website: Steam Page


English, Chinese, Russian, German, Portuguese, Spanish


Fear the Spotlight is 'Silent Hill' for young adults: no jump-scares, a focus on story, and a tense creepy atmosphere. A great gateway horror game for those new to the genre.A third-person survival horror adventure with a PS1 inspired visual style. After a séance goes wrong, you have to solve puzzles, hide from monsters, and search an empty school for your missing friend.


You and your friend Amy sneak into school after hours to perform a séance. Things go horribly wrong and you become lost and separated.In search of Amy, you explore a section of the school that was condemned long ago because of a tragic fire. It's up to you to explore the decrepit halls, unravel the mysterious past, and save your friend Amy.


We are receiving glowing praise from reviewers, streamers, and players. 100% of our Steam reviews are positive.


  • Retro 3D art style inspired by PS1 horror classics like Silent Hill and Resident Evil.

  • Explore and solve physical puzzles in a unique point-and-click mode.

  • Sneak your way through monster encounters, because you cannot fight back.

  • Filled with tense hand-crafted moments that don't stop until the game is over.

  • Suspenseful atmosphere is brought to life with a surreal soundscape and carefully detailed locations.

  • Featured on the 2022 Haunted PS1 Demo Disc


Fear the Spotlight was created by two people (hi, that's us). We are a couple of married parents with experience working in the games and animation industry. In 2016 we started making game jam-sized projects together, and our ambitions steadily grew. In 2021 we decided to finally work on our own solo project full-time, and that project became Fear the Spotlight!
We had a blast working on this love letter to all the things we love about horror games.


ProgrammerPrevious Experience: Code/Design on The Last of Us 2, Uncharted 4, The Last of Us, & Journey


ArtistPrevious Experience: Art director at Nickelodeon, art lead at Warner Bros., artist at FOX and Cartoon Network