The team behind Dream Daddy is back with a new horror game, Homebody

The Game Grumps announce their highly anticipated sophomore title

Dream Daddy is a game that completely rocked the indie game community. Developed and published by the Game Grumps of YouTube fame, the dad-centric visual novel/dating simulator gained a cult following basically overnight, and rightfully so. It’s an incredibly polished and adorable game with fun characters and some awesome representation. All eyes are on Game Grumps to see what they’ll do after the success of their debut, and now they’ve finally announced their next project: a narrative-driven, psychological horror game called Homebody.

Homebody is developed by the team at Game Grumps, and will be published by Rogue Games. The game was inspired by classic slasher films from the 1980s, and will center on a woman named Emily as she tries to avoid a killer by finding her way out of the house, all the while uncovering secrets from her past.

The gameplay will include puzzles, dialogue choices, and of course, evading the killer that could be around any corner. While at first escape is impossible, players will soon start putting the pieces of the mystery together with each attempt. Throw in some unpredictable enemy AI as well, and no two encounters will be the same.

What’s most intriguing to me about Homebody so far is its art style — coming off of Dream Daddy, this is not what I expected the Game Grumps’ next project to look like at all, and I think that’s awesome. They saw their opportunity to try something different and really went for it, and it’s exciting to see them branching out and trying new things. The jump from 2D to 3D is what surprised me the most, because it’s not easy to pivot like that, especially for a relatively new studio. Homebody‘s style definitely looks cool, creepy, and has a strong artistic vision, and I’ll be looking forward to seeing how they use a more retro 3D style to tie into the rest of the game’s tone and themes.

We don’t have a release date quite yet, but we do know that Homebody is coming to Steam, the Epic Games Store, and consoles sometime later this year.

Noelle Warner