Game Grumps, the studio behind light-hearted visual novel Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator, is shifting direction into the horror genre with their new upcoming title Homebody.

The game has been announced for PC and consoles and is said to be coming "later this year", however no firm release has been set as of the time of writing. The game marks a drastic change of pace for the studio, but Homebody's game director Jory Griffis said that the work on Dream Daddy has provided the team with invaluable experience:

"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."

Here's a list of features to give you a flavour of what Homebody will entail:

- 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.

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