Writing for Horror Games
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Trying to figure out what exactly falls into the category of “horror game” can be, well, scary. Is it a game that features traditional monsters like zombies (Dead Rising , Stubbs the Zombie) but that otherwise has standard or comedic gameplay? Is it a game that features no monsters whatsoever (Condemned: Criminal Intent , Manhunt) but that features the standard horror trope of being stalked through a dark space by a killing machine? Is it the subgenre referred to as “survival horror” (Resident Evil , Silent Hill), which tends to mix old-fashioned adventure game puzzle solving with monsters and action sequences? Or is it some mixture of all of the above?