Hello, Neighbor! A Horror Filled Home Invasion Game
The home invasion genre has been popular in horror films for a long time. From the classic slashers to modern films such as THE PURGE and DON’T BREATH this is a genre that is sure to be around in film for many years to come. This topic however, is not typically tackled in horror gaming until now. “Hello, Neighbor!” is an upcoming game that takes place from the point of view of an intruder breaking into a home. You have to be smart and not be seen, so stealth will be a major part of the gameplay. The motives of the player are not clear yet, but it seems to me like this neighbor isn’t really a swell guy. You may uncover some secrets you do not want to know! The neighbor will learn as the gameplay goes on through advanced AI, so the game will get increasingly harder as you play. The will presumably lead to you fighting for your life, which is where the horror aspect will be very apparent.
The announcement trailer doesn’t show a whole lot, but the unique animation style and sound design peak my interest. It seems like a very stress filled game like “Outlast” or “Alien Isolation”, but it also looks more subtle and unique in concept. Hello Neighbor is set to release in the summer of 2017 so we have a while but what we have seen so far looks promising! Look for it on PC and possibly PlayStation VR.