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Emily Wants to Play Arrives August 9 on PS4

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Emily Wants to Play Arrives August 9 on PS4
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Get ready to jump out of your seats. Emily Wants to Play is headed to PS4 this August. Emily Wants to Play is a survival horror thrill ride without any blood or gore.

Players control a pizza delivery person who is trapped by Emily and her dolls on his last delivery of the night. Throughout the night, players must survive while exploring the house to uncover the eerie story of Emily, her strange parents, and the even stranger dolls. Emily Wants to Play scares most players almost immediately. But, if players are brave enough to continue, they are treated to a survival strategy showdown between the pizza guy and Emily and the dolls.

Making a Scary Game is… Scary

Working on the game itself was a frightening endeavor. Sometimes I would be all alone, working on it at night. I could imagine the characters coming to life on their own, tilting their head sideways and staring back at me through the monitor. It’s a scary thought, and it shouldn’t be able to happen. But, if I make a mistake in the programming, it actually can happen!

A few times during testing, a doll was supposed to move away from me, but instead, very unexpectedly, it would run straight at me. It was alarming, to say the least.

The House is Real

The environment in the game, the house, is actually my childhood home in New Orleans. It was a very old house where several bizarre and traumatic occurrences took place. I wasn’t going to use it at first, but as I drew it out on paper, I realized the layout was perfect. The layout of the house really worked great in combination with the strategic elements that occur later on in the game.

The Dolls Are Alive

In addition to the scary old house, I added another one of my fears: dolls! I don’t like any kind of doll, and the thought of a doll coming to life has always bothered me. I decided to combine both and create a game where players run from possessed dolls in a creepy old house.

To make the game even more spooky, the dolls and Emily were given their own personalities. They can move around the house freely, watch the player, and determine the best way to scare them. Emily and the dolls like to play their own version of popular children’s games. In order to survive, players must determine how to react to each game.

Everyone Loves to Watch

An unexpected side effect of how the game works is that it is so much fun watching other people play. Players share it with their friends and family to watch their reactions. This effect caused the PC version of Emily Wants to Play to take off on YouTube. It grew the fan base exponentially.

Fans without a PC began asking me for a console version of the game. So, I decided to dive right into console development and bring it to more platforms.

After months of work, tons of fan requests, and more than 100 million gameplay views later, I am excited to announce that Emily Wants to Play is ready for PS4. It will launch August 9 on PlayStation Store.

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  • jgrizzle358

    I saw Markiplier play this. I love horror games but unfortunately I’m not very good at the FNAF style timed survival ones with limited space. I’m better at one’s like Outlast and Soma. Although seeing as though I already have an idea of what to do I might still give it a go. What are we looking at price wise?

  • Is it coming to VR?

    • Shawn Hitchcock
      Shawn Hitchcock

      I am looking into PSVR for it. Several people have asked for it.

    • BlongTreyLo

      Oh boy I am hoping this game will come to VR. Horror games in general just fits perfectly with VR!!

  • YAAASSSS! Finally, I’ve been waiting for this for so long, me and my friend have just been checking twitter to see the announcement trailer, and I’ve seen Markiplier play t and I thought, “I bet I can get some good gameplay of this!” I’m pumped for it to drop, and I will be the first one to buy it! :3

  • …really? I saw HarshlyCritical and Markiplayer playing this and it’s quite bad actually…

  • Watched some plays through Fine Bros react channel. Emily can go to hell. her and her little dolls. Awesome game, but I think I’ll hold off until at least Halloween IF I get it. Bad enough waiting for things to pop out during Gone Home (which wasn’t a horror but felt like it) don’t need creepy dolls (unless Jonothan Coulton is singing).

  • This looks interesting… Could be well worth the asking price of 5 doll hairs!

  • (sigh) but all the guy wanted to do is deliver a pizza…….

  • Oh god NO why do I want to scare myself

  • Parece um pouco com Resident Evil 7 só que menos assustador.

  • YorlecmNwahs

    Those graphics take me back. I miss my N64.

  • ReiN__ReMakE

    Can you buy this off the PlayStation store? Or pre order it?

  • dirtylemons

    Hard to pass up for $4.99, I think I’ll give it a shot.

    • BlongTreyLo

      haha yeah, it’s cheap so it doesn’t hurt to give it a go! You don’t find much of these horror games at low price, can’t wait

  • appx how long is it?

  • F0x9ThePirate

    Hi

    I was wondering if it was going to come out for ps3.

    Thats all i wanted too say and i hope you replly to this comment.

    Have a great time.

    F0x9ThePirate.

    :)

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