Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons was written and directed by Hazelight founder Josef Fares and developed by a small team at Starbreeze Studios. The core team behind this emotional journey went on to make up the foundation of Hazelight.

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The game which started it all

In Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons, the player controls both of the main characters at the same time. This unique gameplay mechanic let's you truly connect to the two brothers as they brave many dangers on their journey to find a cure for their mysteriously ill father.

Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons was Josef Fares' first video game and went on to win several awards and critical acclaim. The game was developed at Starbreeze Studios and published by 505 Games. When it came time for Josef to start up Hazelight, his own game studio, he brought the core development team behind Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons with him to set the studio's foundation.

Brothers was the start of my dream to make games. It will always have a special place in my heart!

Josef Fares, Writer & Director, Hazelight Founder

Brothers was the first game we made together. It was an amazing experience that forged life-long friendships and here we are - still kicking ass!

Filip Coulianos, Lead Level Designer

Who could have imagined what a journey Brothers would set in motion - towards the future we have created today with Hazelight.

Emil Claeson, Technical Animation Director


  • BAFTA Game Innovation 2014
  • D.I.C.E. Awards Best Downloadable Game 2014
  • VGX Awards Best Xbox Game 2013