In July we announced Hello Neighbor 2 – the sequel to our original stealth horror game about sneaking into your creepy Neighbor’s house – and released its first Alpha. Alphas are a great way for us to get some feedback from you and adjust the gameplay accordingly, and for the players – to experience some of the upcoming game for free!
And now it’s the time for the next iteration – Alpha 1.5. Come closer, avid Neighbor fans and new players, and let us tell you what to expect from this new Alpha.
For anyone unfamiliar, welcome to Raven Brooks! A small town that seems to have a serious missing persons problem…
The game takes place directly after the events of the original Hello Neighbor, and the Neighbor is missing.
You play as Quentin, a local journalist investigating this sudden string of cases. Your investigative prowess (and a little luck) leads you to a creepy abandoned house only to discover it’s occupied by a mysterious, beaked individual who seems to really dislike trick-or-treaters. Naturally, you want to sneak into this house to find out what’s going on, because knocking politely never got anyone the big scoop.
New tricks and treats!… But mostly tricks
Initial gameplay had players exploring the creepy deserted house and the surrounding open world while being stalked by the raven-like AI. Players had to solve tricky puzzles while either outsmarting the raven man or hiding from him. This newest update improves virtually every gameplay aspect!
The Guest is now smarter and his routine is more complex; there are more puzzles and interesting interactions both inside the house and in the open world. Level design has been reworked to make life a bit easier for the new players while remaining challenging. And, of course, there’s a huge Halloween puzzle.
We’ve also added more lore. There is a new intro and ending that will expand on the lore of the Hello Neighbor universe, and possibly introduce new characters! We can’t promise that you wont end up with more answers than questions, though…
Way better than candy corn
And lastly we have one final treat (no, it’s not a king size candy bar). We’re big fans of the holiday here, if you couldn’t tell, and we miiight have prepared a special gift for you.
Inside the game you will find a very special invitation – an invite to our Discord server. Follow the link and receive a unique tool which will help you explore Raven Brooks – the Grappling Hook!
Honestly, our Discord server is a gift of its own. We have an amazing dedicated community, we run contests, and in the future – who knows – maybe we’ll do more treats like this one. And, of course, our community is always the first to know about all the upcoming events and developments.
We’re super excited for players to jump into exploring all of the new goodies we have in store and begin to uncover the secrets behind everything from mysterious swarms of ravens flocking to the town to unfortunate events surrounding Mr. Peterson (the Neighbor).
It’s up to you to shine new light onto this new chapter in the Hello Neighbor story and help to solve the mystery of just what exactly is going on in Raven Brooks. We’ll see you there!