One of the biggest announcements in gaming last year was Hello Neighbor. No, it did not come from a big studio, and no, it did not feature realistic highpoly graphics of any kind. But what made the game special was its implementation of AI. While the initial launch on PC did come with a couple of bugs, it was all later fixed, making the game a highly sought-after title. Now, after much teasing, the game is finally available to play on your mobile devices and PlayStation as well
As announced in an official tweet, Hello Neighbor is finally coming to iOS, Android, PlayStation 4, and the Nintendo Switch today. What’s more is that while the game features a total of three acts, the first act will be free on both Android and iOS, with the remaining two available as in-app purchases.
— tinyBuild (@tinyBuild) July 23, 2018
Hello Neighbor is a stealth horror game with Pixar-style graphics. The game takes place over the course of three acts, in which the player is a child investigating his mysterious neighbor’s house.
The gameplay revolves around sneaking up to your mysterious neighbor’s house and figuring out what he is up to. However, the game is not as easy as it sounds, considering Hello Neighbor makes use of not just simple AI, but procedural AI, which allows your neighbor to catch hold of you again and again.
For those of you who don’t understand how this works, procedural AI enables the enemy to basically analyze your movements and finds shortcuts to bear down on you even faster. This means the Neighbour will also set up cameras and bear traps on each and every location you last tried entering the house, thus rendering it impossible for you to retry the same strategy.