Your Ideas for a Great Horror Game

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Post » Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:41 am

Hello everyone,

i just wanted to start a discussion/thread on your ideas for a Horror Game....if you could start from scratch and not be bogged down by existing game genres/limitations what would you love to see in a horror game?

by that i don't mean, chopping up characters, blood splatter everywhere...but what would make you jump out of your seat and drop the joystick while you were playing the game or kind of make you feel scare you with anticipation when taking the next step/going into the next room, etc?

no limits, any and all ideas are welcome!
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Post » Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:01 am

Limited bullets with the player will make him scared every time trying to discover a new place.
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Post » Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:39 am

I love psycho stuff like Slenderman.
Just yeahh ...sound and things you don´t see ;-)
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Post » Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:50 am

I would really like to see a BRIGHT horror game. Or at least one that has some bright sections, not just being in some dark room all the time. I think Silent Hill understood this well with the fog sections. Although there these were more open and "relaxing" in a way I'm sure it is possible to create tension and fear without using the usual darkness and enclosed space.

For example - have these open areas wherein something can attack you and you are forced to stick to building or such and quickly sprint from one to another. And as you go you hear a voice: "I seeeeee youuuuuu" or something like that. And if you take too long it just instantly kills you (or deals a good chunk of damage). This needs to be well balanced as not to become annoying, but it could be exciting and create actual fear as you dash from spot to spot.
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Post » Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:17 am

I like to see a creepy game, with creepy art style(or not). Nothing violent/gore/scary about it, but it has a very unsettling feel to it. (something out of the normal way of presenting horror games)

Avoid the cliches of horror games, because they're too many and it gets old.
A good storytelling in a horror game is better than just spooks & jumpscares.

By the way, I love FNAF. Great idea, great presentation! :lol:
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Post » Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:39 am

One of the best indie horror game : LONE SURVIVOR.
Play the demo for free from the owner website, you will learn much about horror from this game.
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Post » Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:06 am

I love the atmosphere of Dead space a lot!
By the way, i really think that It's easier to make a good Horror game in 3d than in 2d. Or does anyone have an example for a cool 2d Horror?
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Post » Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:17 am

A game set in an alternate universe where Microsoft controls the world, and the only OS available is...

...Windows Vista.

:twisted:

:shock: :o :o :o
Don't lose your work. Backup your game with Dropbox.
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Post » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:28 am

@Beaverlicious
LONE SURVIVOR : 2D horror game.
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Post » Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:02 pm

i wanted to thank you all for sharing your ideas and commenting on this thread. your ideas have helped me, so please keep sharing and commenting :-)
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