Hell Descent: What defines a horror game as survival horror? What aspects differentiate the genres? I wanted to take a look at how people view the survival horror genre in whole. I’ve sent out a request to several people behind horror games to find a common ground. I wanted to see the differences and similarities in their definitions, and perhaps figure out what the genre means to them. This is all in hopes to analyze the aspects of what makes a survival horror game.
This article will be somewhat “episodic”. Overtime I will post another response from a different developer on what they think about the genre. Hit the jump for the full article.