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My Friendly Neighborhood Brings Horrifying Puppets To Steam

My Friendly Neighborhood brings a new twist to the horror genre.
My Friendly Neighborhood Brings Horrifying Puppets To Steam
Puppets are a mainstay in horror, but they're creepier in ever in My Friendly Neighborhood. (Picture: DreadXP)

DreadXP's newest title, My Friendly Neighborhood, is out on Steam now as of 18 July 2023, and it features a terrifying twist on Sesame Street-style puppets. The game allows players to take on the role of Gordon, a repairman set to find out the mysteries of this disturbed puppet show. It brings to mind other horror titles like Five Nights at Freddy's, given the characters' design and the childish yet horrific atmosphere - but the gameplay is a little different than the FNAF series, instead arming players with weaponry.

In the lore of the game, there was a puppet show called "My Friendly Neighborhood"; it was taken off the air before suddenly reappearing a few years later, with mysterious happenings occurring on the show that Gordon investigates.

To create an unsettling atmosphere and add to the immersion, players play in first-person as they explore the puppet show and solve mysteries. Not only do players use weapons to fight against enemies; but they must also solve puzzles like in survival horror classics such as Silent Hill and Resident Evil. As such, this game will likely appeal to classic survival horror fans and younger horror enthusiasts alike.

You can check out the launch trailer for My Friendly Neighborhood here:

The My Friendly Neighborhood demo is free, while the full game will set you back $29.99 (though it's on sale right now for 10% off) on Steam. It's coming to consoles at a later date, to be announced. For now, it's a good idea to try out the demo and see if you like the game, and then purchase it to support developers if you're interested in completing it. As of today, two days after the game's release, it has mostly positive reviews on Steam, suggesting that it's seeing a pretty positive critical review right off the bat.

The game comes a few months after DreadXP's last game, Amanda the Adventurer, an innovative horror title that did numbers on YouTube and Twitch. Many of DreadXP's games put a new spin on traditional horror concepts, interesting a modern audience. We're excited to give My Friendly Neighborhood a try, and to see what DreadXp has in store next for horror fans.