Home Creator Wants To Make a Horror Dating Sim

The creator of the indie horror game Home revealed today that he would like to create a horror dating sim.

He says the idea came out of a joke he made on Twitter last month, which somehow bloomed into something much bigger than he could’ve anticipated.


In an interview with Joystiq, Rivers explained how the whole thing went from being a mere Twitter joke to an actual project.

“Well, I made a joke on Twitter like a month ago, where I was like ‘Hey guys, if I did a horror game with a dating-sim element, would people play it?’ and people were like ‘Yeah!’ Playing things like Mass Effect while finishing this game, playing Persona, that element of a really relationship-based game where you chase stuff like that, that’s kind of my new jam.

“It’s not a grinding game or anything like that, but I want to take a lot of what you do in those relationship games like Persona and offload some of that to people,” said Rivers. “I want to basically take a game that makes you feel as cool as you do in Persona, as far as relationships, [being] as connected. but see if I can do it without making it so video game-y, but still make it where people maybe even have a more powerful reaction because they buy in.”

I can’t begin to imagine what such a game would look like, but Rivers appears to have an inkling of what it might be.

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