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.
Anyone want me to make a horror game/dating dim? I kind of want to.
— Benjamin Rivers (@BenjaminRivers) February 11, 2013
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.