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Indie Horror Game Granny Gains Success By Maintaining Consistency

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The chances of you encountering first person shooter horror games like House of the Dead if you were a regular in amusement arcades when you were a kid is quite high. The golden age of arcades might have been long done but it would always remain in the hearts of gamers. Due to how well-made horror arcade-like games such as Granny are, the fancy of gamers will definitely be upheld.

The creator of Granny is Swedish game developer Dennis Vukanovic a.k.a. DVloper who is quite famous for his horror game creations like Slendrina. DVloper mainly creates mobile horror games through the Unity development platform. The origins of Granny can be traced back to the Slendrina series. When Granny was launched on November 24, 2017 for mobile devices, it became popular due to the numerous Youtube like FGTeev and Random Encounters that featured the game on their channels. A year later, the game was made offered on Steam for $4.99. Even until today, Granny remains to be popular in the horror genre.

The game mechanics of Granny are pretty clear cut. The players need to get out of the house which they were trapped in. Initially, players will awake in an unknown and creepy house. While trying to escape the house, players will encounter a number of impediments. The main problem in the game is, of course, Granny - a crazy old woman who kills her victims with a bat. Players have two options to get out of the house, trying to open the locked front door or repairing a broken car in the garage. However, it does not stop with that. They will have to watch out for items that help their cause and they will also be confronted with other minor antagonists which are the Granny’s pets. Another challenge is to finish the game as quietly as possible since Granny is also sensitive sounds.

Aside from these direct features, there are also five other game modes available in Granny. For first time players, practice mode is the way to go. Whereas Easy, Normal, Hard, and Extreme are all modes with varying levels of difficulty for you to play the game in the intensity that would be most enjoyable to you. Players can challenge themselves to accomplish the game in all these modes.

Granny’s graphics can probably not be likened comparable to today’s contemporary games. As a matter of fact, Granny is comparable to that of an 80s blocky first person shooter game that is often found in amusement arcades. What lacks in the graphics department, it balances through other considerations, specifically game play mechanics and its consistency as an incredible horror game that will keep you at the edge of your seat.