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New Horror ‘My Friendly Neighborhood’ Is Basically Spooky Sesame Street

New Horror ‘My Friendly Neighborhood’ Is Basically Spooky Sesame Street

Tickle Me Nemesis.



Words by: Catherine Lewis

If the Five Nights at Freddy's series taught us anything, other than the sheer quantity of Game Theory episodes you can squeeze out of a single franchise, it was that horror game monsters don't have to look traditionally scary to be effective. Look, you can deny it all you want, but we've all had a heart attack after being screeched at by one of those animatronics.

So, I'm sure you'll understand why the upcoming survival horror game My Friendly Neighborhood has the potential to be absolutely terrifying, despite its Sesame Street inspired coat of paint. It's being developed by indie dev John Szymanski (whose previous work includes the free Steam title Kyle is Famous) and honestly feels like the love child of Resident Evil and Don't Hug Me I'm Scared.

The premise sees the player take the role of Handyman Gordon, who's been sent over to the disused production studio for the once beloved Saturday morning puppet show, The Friendly Neighborhood, which has started mysteriously broadcasting the show on its own (with a scary twist). It doesn't take long for poor Gordon to figure out it isn't a problem with the building's antenna, but rather the old puppet friends still lurking in the shadows of the studio.

In its reveal trailer, which was posted to Twitter last week, we got a really great peek at what we might be able to expect from the game. You'll be shooting at (and presumably running away from) puppets in a non-linear FPS format, with a real-time inventory and unique weapons. So far, we've been blessed with the truly incredible invention that is the Rolodexer gun, which fires alphabet cards at the not-so-friendly neighbours. The game's Steam page also promises "an array of puzzles in the vein of the survival horror greats", which is definitely exciting.

As of now, My Friendly Neighborhood doesn't have a release date, but you can add it to your Steam wishlist to show your support. I personally can't wait to see more of this one as it's developed, although I daresay it has the potential to ruin Sesame Street forever. Maybe don't play this one if you have a Tickle Me Elmo anywhere in your home.

Featured Image Credit: John Szymanski

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