Chilla’s Art announces Parasocial, a new horror game about a streamer

Japanese indie game developer Chilla’s Art has announced new horror game Parasocial for Steam. The game is set to be released in 2023.

Parasocial is a horror game about a live streamer. The screenshots on the Steam store page for the game show a Japanese town at night and what looks like a streamer’s room. What kind of horrors will be waiting for players in these locations? The game’s title may be a hint that it will depict the kind of relationships that streamers share with their viewers.

According to the game’s store page, it includes a VHS graphical filter that adds extra immersion to the horror experience. In addition to psychological horror elements, the environment art was inspired by Japanese horror films. The game will include multiple endings for players to enjoy.

Chilla’s Art is a Japanese game development team composed of two brothers who create horror games. They have released many short horror titles, such as The Convenience Store, The Closing Shift, and The Karaoke. Their works have gained attention thanks to being featured in videos created by streamers, which has led to a growth in popularity.

The Karaoke was released earlier this month and currently has a Very Positive status on Steam, with 82% of its 238 reviews being positive. The game follows a high school girl who experiences terrifying events in a karaoke bar while also playing minigames. Fans should expect Parasocial to have its fair share of atmospheric horror as well.

The Steam page for Parasocial can be found here.

Written by. Marco Farinaccia based on the original Japanese article (original article’s publication date: 2023-02-18 13:58 JST)