‘A person who likes to stay at home, especially one who is perceived as unadventurous’ is how the dictionary likes to define a ‘homebody’. However, with a killer on the loose, picking off a group of friends in the shadows, there’s nothing about this house that would warrant staying…
A Retro Survival Horror Title:
From Rogue Games, those who recently brought us The Last Case of Benedict Fox, as well as developer Game Grumps, Homebody is a nostalgic survival horror title. It releases today on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC platforms.
When a group of old college friends meet at a spooky rental house to oversee the Perseid meteor shower, any attempt to re-ignite old relationships quickly turns murderous. With the power out, and everyone panicking, now is the perfect time for a murderer to strike, and strike this mysterious killer does.
Solve Puzzles and Save Friends:
In order to escape whoever may be the next Mike Myers, Ghostface or Jason Voorhees, as Emily, one of the group, you must solve a variety of puzzles to make your way out of the house.
With each completed challenge, you will move closer to solving the ultimate puzzle and escaping, with the game providing a handy in-game journal to keep track of clues and your progress.
Aside from the fiendish puzzles, Homebody will have you engaging with your fellow college-mates with dialogue trees, as well as fending off the killer, hiding in whatever closet or room you can find.
Homebody will feature…
- Retro Style: Enjoy a nostalgic art style reminiscent of classic 80s slasher films. Homebody features retro-but-modern gameplay that pulls players through a deep, strange and emotional experience.
- Disturbing Getaway: Emily and her friends gather for the annual viewing of the Perseid meteor shower. But with relationships strained and anxieties high, what should be a relaxing weekend quickly goes awry, turning even darker as a mysterious killer picks them off.
- Mysterious Storyline: After a bloody night, Emily wakes back up in the foyer. Realizing something is horribly wrong, Emily must find an escape, no matter what it takes. Learn more about Emily’s relationships with choice-driven dialogue. Stealthily explore the house, moving quietly and hiding in closets to evade the killer’s responsive AI. Death may be inevitable, but knowledge never dies. Use an in-game journal to track the clues and puzzle solutions, piecing together this mysterious event.
- Puzzle Solving: Solving the constantly changing puzzles and challenges throughout the house requires strategy and creative thinking. Be careful, yet work quickly as time continues to tick and the unpredictable killer stalks the house looking for Emily and her friends.
Homebody is Now Available on Xbox:
Your next horror fix is now a few clicks away, with the Xbox Store holding the key to playing Homebody for £16.74.
As well as Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, the game is available on PS5, PS4, Switch and PC.
Homebody is a nostalgic survival horror puzzle game where you catch up with old friends and try not to get murdered.
Emily and her college buddies have gathered at a remote rental house to watch the Perseid meteor shower. They try to rekindle the bonds they once had, but lingering emotional wounds and social anxieties leave Emily feeling more alone than ever. When the power suddenly goes out, it’s almost a relief. But under the cover of darkness, a mysterious killer picks them off one by one. If Emily can’t find a way out, she’ll be trapped in this nightmare forever.
Evade the killer, solve the house’s devious puzzles, and reconnect with your friends. Escaping the house may seem impossible at first, but with each attempt to put the pieces together, the bloodstained picture becomes more and more clear.