Founded by BAFTA-winning programmer Graham Ranson and artist Simon Pearce, Glitch Games debuted with the room escape-style first-person adventure Forever Lost: Episode 1 in October 2012. Along with the next two games in the trilogy, it was a critical and commercial success. Forever Lost's gameplay, presentation and narrative themes are echoed in several of the studio's other games, such as The Forgotten Room and All That Remains, with a few character and place names also recurring.
Glitch Games' releases were at first exclusive to iOS and Android, but all have since been released for PC and Mac as well. The Forever Lost trilogy became the studio's first Steam release in 2019, and the upcoming Veritas will also launch on Steam.