Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion would make an outsanding horror game

I enjoyed The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion by Margaret Killjoy, about a remote town dominated by a demon. The novella will be available in August, but anyone looking to make an Until Dawn-style horror game should grab the license.

It's got it all, remote setting with three or four distinct locations, a protagonist new to town investigating a mystery (mostly through talking to the town's inhabitants), a main monster supported by other monsters of varying power levels, collectibles to find, and a climax that allows for "good and bad" endings. It even sets up ideas for sequels.