Let fear rule the world.


The Fabulous Fear Machine is a narrative-driven strategy game with a pulp horror style, from the creators of Do Not Feed the Monkeys. You play a newly minted Master of the Machine, having been called to greatness by its mysterious keeper. To pursue your goals, you must generate and spread fear through the careful cultivation of various Legends—those scary stories, urban myths, and conspiracy theories that lurk in the dark corners of the mind.

Horror evolved. Plant the seeds of fear in fertile ground. Watch and listen to how the media reacts to your Legends. Feed them, then see them grow more powerful and effective.

An equal and opposite reaction. Rivals and the forces of good alike seek to undo the Machine’s influence for their own ends. Plan accordingly, or you may find your own Legends twisted into inspirational stories, mascots, or other sugary-sweet clichés.

Think globally, scare locally. Many Legends are drawn from the unique cultural history of specific countries. Travel the world, and learn what terrors each populace delights in.

Presented by AMC Games and SHUDDER. Early development of the game was supported by Red.es and FEDER (European Regional Development Fund).

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Screenshot from Fear Machine, displaying a news broadcast about haunted houses. On the right, a Poltergeists legend card is shown, with a man telepathically throwing objects around a room.
Screenshot from Fear Machine, showing a comic strip about a Master's life. We see her lonely upbringing and the story of her famous scientist parents.
Screenshot from Fear Machine, where three major locations of Paris are occupied by different Legends--Astral Travels, the Tooth Fairy, and Reptilians.

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