#GABhangsout 2: Hangout of Horrors!


We got together with some awesome people to talk about horror games and their terrifying problem with tropes!

Table of Contents

0:00:35 Introductions
0:06:21 What Makes a Horror Game?
0:14:05 Good Horror
0:18:45 The Asylum Game Jam
0:24:16 Negative Troupes/Cliques
0:35:03 Passive Horror
0:43:32 Negative Troupes 2 (Disability-shaming boogaloo)
0:45:47 Actual Warfare
0:47:05 Mental Illness in gaming as subject matter?
0:54:42 Writing needs Variety
0:57:48 What’re we Playing – and Plugging
1:06:57 “We Need To Talk” The Game
1:09:00 The End

Roster (left to right)

Alex Steacy @AlexSteacy – http://voxlunch.tumblr.com/
Anjin Anhut @AnjinAnhut – http://howtonotsuckatgamedesign.com/
Harry Bentley @MrHarryBentley –http://sexygeeky.harrybentley.co.uk
John Marquiso @jmarquiso –http://www.youtube.com/LatetotheGameShow
Lucy Morris @lucyamorris – http://lmorris.carbonmade.com/


Asylum Jam Games – http://www.asylumjam.com/submissions
Solenoid Arc – https://twitter.com/solenoidarc
John’s Reddit – http://www.reddit.com/r/pocgamers

Recommended Horror Games:

Fatal Frame 1&2
Resident Evil 2&3
Knock Knock
Bioshock 1&Infinite
Silent Hill 2, 3 & Arcade
The Ship
Left4Dead 1&2
DreadOut (Demo)
Alice: Madness Returns
Eyes: The Horror Game
Portal? (Haunted House, really)
Clock Tower 3
WARCO (War Photographer)
Gone Home
Depression Quest
Source Mod: Grey
HL2 Mod: Stanley Parable

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As a gamer, I realize I contribute to an incredibly diverse social network of gamers around the world, and that my actions have the ability to impact others. In effort to make a positive impact, and to create a community that is welcoming to all, I pledge to not use bigoted language while gaming, online and otherwise.

Bigoted language includes, but is not limited to, slurs based on race? (e.g, "chink," "nigger," "wetback"), ethnicity? (e.g., "kyke," "polock"), gender? (e.g., "cunt," "bitch," "tranny"), religion? (e.g., "dirty jew," "papist"), sexual orientation? (e.g., "gay," "fag[got]," "dyke"), and disability? (e.g., "retard[ed]").

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