We are Sunscorched Studios: an award-winning indie games developer based in the United Kingdom. 

Our multi-national team is comprised of 11 core team members based in Europe, the US & Canada plus many valued partners and freelancers we work with on a regular basis.

Our journey started in 2019 at EGX Rezzed. The media attention we received and the support of our fans gave us the confidence to found our company and we’ve been expanding ever since.

We want to be known for crafting atmospheric, gritty, and dark horror experiences that are as unrelenting to the main character as they are to the player. Our focus is on delivering psychological horror through strong environmental storytelling and audio-visual design.

The Sunscorched team is bringing technical expertise, artistic prowess and practical experience together to turn nightmares into reality and deliver the survival-horror game that fans have been itching for.


Negative Atmosphere: Emergency Room is a first person, cinematic medical horror experience dedicated to precision, tension and trauma. As the Chief Medical Officer on the TRH Rusanov, Samuel Edwards must triage, examine and operate on his crew-mates, as disaster builds and shady figures set the events in motion that will eventually lead to Negative Atmosphere.
As Chief Medical Officer of the Rusanov and an experienced surgeon, Edwards has a confident, in-depth understanding of everything from drugs to scalpels. During the course of Negative Atmosphere: Emergency Room, all the patients coming into the OR will be your responsibility and although Edwards will be there to support you, you will have to learn quickly in order to get your crew-mates through the rougher parts. Your observation skills are key to their survival.
Edwards has sworn a Hippocratic oath. This means that morality is not just about what you want as a player, as every decision will have an effect on Edwards. You have every freedom to set your own priorities during medical procedures, but the outcome might be different to what you were hoping for. Your patients live or die by your decisions and Edwards and his team will suffer the consequences of those losses.
With extensive accessibility options all – except the most faint of heart- will be able to experience the horrors Negative Atmosphere: Emergency Room has to offer, be the blood green, purple or otherwise discoloured. In addition the episodes will be free for the foreseeable future, removing any barrier to entry and making it possible for everyone to delve into the universe of Negative Atmosphere.
There is no bringing back the dead. There is no do-over in life. If you lose a patient, you have to move on and live with what has happened. The crew will have to cope with losing one of their own and you will have to adjust for future operations, so take care. You only get one chance per playthrough to make things right.


Negative Atmosphere is a third person, over-the-shoulder survival horror game dedicated to dread, tension and trauma. Trapped aboard the voidship TRH Rusanov, Samuel Edwards must evade, fight and kill his former crew-mates as an outbreak transforms them into monsters. There’s only one way out and an entire ship to cross. Danger lurks around every corner and time is running out. Explore the depths of the Rusanov, pull whatever resources you can out of its guts, and run.

As Chief Medical Officer of the Rusanov, Edwards has a confident, in-depth understanding of medicinal drugs. Routine medication can be repurposed for more creative ideas, or transformed into something more extreme. Whether attempting to save the injured, influence enemies or alter himself, Samuel’s medical knowledge will be key to his survival.
Edwards has beliefs, past experiences and coping mechanisms that players will learn throughout Negative Atmosphere. This means that morality is not just about what you want as a player, as every decision will have an effect on Edwards. Learning his values is important: working with them or against them will affect Samuel’s mental state and change how he reacts to events.
With extensive accessibility options all – except the most faint of heart– will be able to experience the horrors Negative Atmosphere has to offer, be the blood green, purple or otherwise discoloured.
The Rusanov is infested with threats, from man and machine alike. Humans on board have mostly fallen victim to the outbreak, twisting their limbs and stretching their bodies into creatures that are near-unrecognisable. Robots are becoming unstable; some turn violent and roam the ship’s corridors, while others break down in a state of utter panic. 


The only confirmed release will be on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1116390/Negative_Atmosphere/
We aim to release on other PC distributors like GoG or the Epic store. Console releases are possible, if we are contacted by the relevant companies.

We cannot confirm any such interest at this time.
At present, there is no official release date. We will keep you updated as the project continues to develop.

Negative Atmosphere is being developed with ‘Unreal Engine 4’, we are using version 4.26, the latest version of the engine available.

We intend to continue updating to the latest build, as they become available.

Currently there are no official minimum specs, as the game is still in development. We are working to ensure Negative Atmosphere is well-optimised for as many machines and configurations as possible, without sacrificing performance/visual quality.

There will be no multi-player or co-op. We are focusing on developing a comprehensive, full story adventure; Experimenting with multiplayer systems would take valuable development time and effort away from the game’s core experience.

Patrons get access to development demos, we can not reveal any plans for a public demo at this time.

Sunscorched Studios will not release any game with microtransactions, lootboxes etc, and remain firmly opposed to these practices.



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