Somnia was written by Framestore Creative Director Rob Auten, former lead writer on video game franchises such as Gears of War and Battlefield. The story for Somnia was based on a concept by Framestore VR Studio Digital Lead Developer, Michael Cable. The project is overseen by Amy Small and Christine Cattano, Global Heads of VR. Development was funded by Framestore Ventures, led by Gaby Darbyshire.