We’re all curious about our neighbors. Everyone. From what they eat to all the brokenness in their lives, we want to know. I don’t know how many nights I sat in the dark, binoculars ready, waiting for some Rear Window action from the Hargrove couple across the street. Or my ear on wall in my San Francisco apartment hoping to discover why Dale is so darn quiet.
We’ve all done that, right?
tinyBuildGames is developing a game starring two friendly neighbors. Hello Neighbor is about secrets. One neighbor has them and the other wants to find out what they are.
The Announcement Trailer begins with the former boarding up his doors and barricading himself. The first-person stalker tries to infiltrate the house. He does so with…a tomato! Watch out, 007!
He distracts the homeowner with other things like television and lights. It works! Dude goes to room to turn off TV, intruder goes to other room, etc. Eventually, the homeowner gets suspicious and then finds the trespasser and locks him in a room.
It’s ridiculous, but suspenseful.
The game’s self-proclaimed genre is Stealth Horror, but it doesn’t have to be. Why sneak into your neighbor’s house in broad daylight with the dude awake and at home? It’s not some apocalyptic world where survival is at stake, and stealth and horror is unavoidable. The dude doesn’t have to trespass, but he does and he gets caught!
So, the question is, what’s at stake and what is the reality of this world and situation? Definitely, intriguing concept worth exploring.
Open for Alpha, can’t wait to try it out.