We certainly appreciate a good horror game around these parts. After P.T. broke our hearts with it’s cancellation – countless studios have attempted to release something in the same realm of creepiness. Some developers have sold us snake oil, while others are definitely happening, but stuck in development hell. It seems like we hear about a ton of promising indie horror titles these days – but we rarely actually get our hands on any of them. It’s a frustrating trend, and it’s one that Shawn Hitchcock avoided. As of today – Emily Wants to Play is on Steam for PC and Mac for the low price of $4.99. This is a no-brainer, folks

We thought we’d ask him a few questions before diving into the game ourselves.

​ At launch both PC and Mac will be supported. I have it working on an iMac 5k and a custom built PC very smoothly right now.
​ I would love to get it on mobile, but mobile devices can’t handle the ability to turn the lights out in the rooms and house. I built the game in Unreal Engine 4 and the type of lighting I am using, doesn’t yet work on mobile. If I switch to the lighting that does work on mobile, then the house has to be either lit up or dark. I am not even sure if the flashlight mechanic can work on mobile. Also, as I got into creating the game, it grew to about 5 gigabytes. So to get it on mobile, I’d also need to downsize it an enormous amount.
​ Well I’ve had several people play it for a few days and none of them have finished it (some casual, some pro gamers). I am not sure how to put a number on it. It takes everyone a while to figure out how to deal with the dolls and Emily. The game is horror, but not a linear abstract puzzle solving type of game. It is open ended in a small environment. You can go anywhere at anytime. Once you start getting visited by the dolls and Emily, it becomes faster pace. So you are basically trying to stay away from them and figure out how to get out of the house.
​ I have been working on the game for over 4 months, since the end of July beginning of August. I work 8-12 hours a days sometimes. And I work weekends if I can. I have probably put a year’s worth of work in during those 4 months, lol.


So what are you waiting for? An organic horror experience, creepy dolls, creepy girl, AND it’s only 5 bucks. Head over to Steam now and grab a copy of Emily Wants to Playhttp://store.steampowered.com/app/416590/

We’ll have our hands on opinions in the coming days – so stay tuned.