How do you actually do horror these days? Everyone is always trying to act manly and saying everything isn't scary.

How do you actually do horror these days?
Everyone is always trying to act manly and saying everything isn't scary.

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you have to be subtle about it, play with that common fear we all have, the feeling of loneless, the creepy uncertainty of the unknown, a player's mind is his biggest demon, you just need to feed it a little.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just do whatever you like or want to do.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Just do whatever bro
      >Multiple jump scares
      >WOOOW this is a shit game.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Protip: you're never going to appease everybody, and there's always going to be at least one person who says your game is shit no matter what you do.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Well obviously I want to please the most people

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why is it always women doing this kind of shit with spiders? Remember that one bitch that would post videos where she would let her pet spider crawl in her mouth?

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Not my best fap

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Because men are expected to not be afraid of spiders. If a guy posted a video like this, people would think 'yep typical guy shit' but when a woman does it she's defying expectations and she is brave*

              *is in a position to receive attention

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Work with the cops to randomly swat houses after they log into the game.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    In the first place, don't make it an FPS walking sim about an asshole that's haunted by demons even though they don't feel any guilt for their actions. Feels like I've been seeing that shit everywhere in the indie scene for last couple of years and I don't know why everyone's obsessed pulling this same shit.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I have an idea for a half life 2 fan game where it's a mix of stalker and half life 2 set in siberia while a skinwalker stalks you as you fight or hide from combine

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Farcry 2*

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    There has to be a threat of death or fail state
    If you have enemies they need to be dangerous
    If there's no danger the player will figure it out and the illusion is gone
    Avoid reverting player progress upon death since it'll turn fear into frustration, if they've already been through an area it's not as scary especially when they have to redo it after failing

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The best horror games are more unsettling than they are scary, interactivity lets you connect more with the sounds and visuals
      Story is very important, jumpscares (startling and nothing more) is cheap and only lasts as long as the moment itself
      Music is invaluable, consider SH3's action music
      Limit resources

      Horror is one of the most difficult sensations to get right in games, most of them just startle the player and get by with the threat of being startled, I don't want to call them jumpscares since they're not scary, reacting to a sudden noise isn't being scared

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Silent hill 2 is the best example

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      So how do you make an enemy dangerous and kill the player without removing progress?
      What is the "threat" if not losing progress?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I don't know, I'm not a game designer
        I just know having the player go through the same area with the same enemies makes it much less scary
        Obviously you need some consequence for failure, maybe it could be story-related, loss of resources, sending the player sideways instead of backwards if that makes sense
        The trouble is keeping the game unpredictable and playing on the fear of the unknown even if you're struggling to get through a certain area and have to redo it
        The answer is probably to lean into the story, A/V and world design as much as possible, actually playing the game isn't as scary since it's risk-free interaction on their own terms, you need a lot of smoke and mirrors to convince the player that they're in danger, or make them want to believe that they are since everything surrounding the gameplay is so well done

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Occult horror. Show the true face of the universe to normal people.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just make an indie PT clone

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My scariest game idea would be having to fend off monster fish ladies in a tower that's about to fall to the sea. I'm afraid of heights, water, and women.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I got some old news for you. Video games were never scary.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Shut the fuck up

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