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Kinetic Games is a British indie game studio focusing on virtual reality. They are the developers of the 4-player co-op horror game Phasmophobia. Kinetic Games currently has 10 members.



Daniel Knight (Dknighter) is believed to have begun work on Spectrophobia from as early as 2018, with the earliest changelog available for the game in early-alpha dating back to December 2019. On 3 March 2020, the game was renamed Phasmophobia, and the company was renamed to Kinetic Games. It is unknown what the company was named prior.


Before mid-2021, a person known as Botsero on the official Phasmophobia Discord was the main tester and idea curator for the game, though he was technically not considered part of Kinetic Games. Botsero has since retired.

On 18 June 2021, Knight announced the addition of two new members to the company, Corey J. Dixon (cjdxn) as the Art Director and Benjamin Lavender (Eblavender) as a Senior Developer.


Kinetic Games announced the addition of Jack Skinner as an Environment Artist on 16 May 2022.


Zec was announced as a new member in September 2023, having joined possibly slightly earlier, originally with the 2D artist role.[1]


In March 2024, two people joined the Kinetic Games team: Begla as an Email Support (5 March), and Shuee as a Lead Quality Assurance (12 March).

Two people joined the Kinetic Games team on 2 April 2024: Louise as an Environment Artist, and Christina as a Sound Designer.

Louis Baker (Liuos) joined the Kinetic Games team on 3 June 2024 as an Environment Artist.