Publisher Rogue Games and developer Game Grumps have announced their new narrative-driven, psychological horror game Homebody. This title is inspired by “classic slasher films of the 1980s.” Throughout this game, players have to uncover the past of the protagonist Emily while trying to escape the house she resides in. Various puzzles must be solved alongside branching story decisions.
Game director Jory Griffis shared the following statement regarding this announcement;
“We’re obsessed with horror games, so when coming off of Dream Daddy, it was a natural shift to explore the horror genre,. We were excited to retain the narrative and storytelling values we learned making Dream Daddy and put them to use in a game with a totally different tone and ambitious new mechanics.”
Rogue Games’ chief strategy officer, Chris Archer, shared the following statement regarding the announcement:
“We’re huge fans of everything that Game Grumps does. From their comedy to their game development, Game Grumps embodies everything we want to amplify as a publisher, and we’re thrilled to help bring Homebody to players later this year.”
The following key features are advertised:
- Narrative driven horror game, with 80s slasher vibes.
- Surprising and responsive enemy AI system ensures no two encounters will ever be the same
- Dynamic hints and an in-game clue journal help players make progress
- Robust dialogue system giving the player different choices to make that will create a unique gameplay experience every playthrough.
- Secrets and mysteries to unlock.
You can view the announcement trailer for Homebody below:
Screenshots of this upcoming title can be viewed via our gallery below:
Homebody is releasing for unspecified consoles, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games store later this year.
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