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The Terror Of Liminal Spaces In Video Games

How are liminal spaces used in video games, and what makes them so terrifying?

From the original DOOM to Gone Home; liminal spaces have crept their way into the experiences we love, a lot of the time without us noticing. In addition to examining big name titles that happen to have liminal spaces in them, I played four games that use liminal spaces as their backdrop. Superliminal, Anemoiapolis, Escape the Backrooms, and Dream Logic. Let's explore what makes them so gosh darn scary.