If you're the sort of person who likes to be creeped out when alone in your home when the lights are out, firstly, what the heck is wrong with you? Secondly, you're probably going to enjoy the augmented reality (AR) video game Night Terrors that's currently seeking crowdfunding on Indiegogo.
The idea behind the game is it uses your phone to turn your lovely, sanctuary of a home into a horror show after night falls. Your phone's camera maps your pad then uses AR to place terrible, terrible abominations around it which you see when you look through the phone's screen.
It'll even note where you've hung pictures so ghouls and monsters can pop out from behind them—it's basically like living through your own horror movie.
The gameplay, they say, is simple—either save the girl (bit sexist, maybe it should be save the girl or boy) or just survive the night.
Here's what it says on the Indiegogo page:
Our aim is to create the scariest game ever made. It's a highly immersive, photorealistic, binaural, AUGMENTED REALITY survival horror game for mobile devices. Gameplay takes place at home, after dark, with the lights off and your headphones on.
Think about a system that understands where you are in your environment, and is able to exploit that information in order to create an unbelievable augmented reality experience.
Think about playing a game where the storyline involves you. Consider a future full of movies you star in, experiences that seem real, and scenarios, in our case, that are freakishly frightening.
This is in your house. This is in your apartment. This is in your environment.
This is Night Terrors.
It sounds ambitious, sure, but if they get the funding and it actually comes to fruition as they imagine it, I'll certainly be downloading.
You can find out more about the game including technical details here.