After revealing their new stealth horror game, Hello, Neighbor, last week, tinyBuild has clarified the art-style they will be using.
While the initial launch trailer portrayed a cartoonish, vibrant color pallet, the clarified build pushes that style even further with rounder shapes and more exaggerated colors that conflict with the horror happening on screen.
The decision to use an art direction atypical to the horror genre allows tinyBuild to make their title stand out from the already saturated genre, while also presenting challenges in ensuring players are kept on the edge of their seats.
If the reveal trailer is any indication, however, tinyBuild seem to know how to make sunlight and warm hues no safer than the darkened asylums and empty corridors of other horror games. Look for the art-style to continue to evolve until the game’s release next year.
— tinyBuild (@tinyBuild) October 1, 2016