In the upcoming first-person, suspense horror game Hello Neighbor, you’ve recently moved into your new house. Your Neighbor seems a little suspicious. Why has he nailed up his basement? Is he hiding something down there like a person or a monster? It’s up to you to find out, even though the Neighbor will do anything to keep you out.
The player’s ultimate goal is to get into the Neighbor’s basement and see what he’s hiding down there. Once you get into the basement, you win. But as you attempt to get into the house and explore, the Neighbor will use everything he can to stop you and catch you.
As you play, the Neighbor studies the player’s tactics and then tries to predict your actions. He’ll learn from your mistakes and will use anything in the house to try to catch you. Everything in the house can be used. You can throw, carry and turn on and off any item. But so can the Neighbor.
If you snuck in through the front door, there will be cameras there next time. If you climbed in through the window, next time there might be a bear trap there. Or if you’re simply trying to escape his house so you can get back to the safety of your house and think of your next tactic, you might find the exit boarded up.
If the Neighbor catches you, you’ll be respawned to your part of the map. All of your progress will be saved, but your inventory will be empty. You can save and quit at any time, but there are no checkpoints.
The game is set to be released in the summer of 2017, but if you want to try to get in on the Alpha, you can sign up using their form here.