After the great success we experienced with Religion Month in April of this year, we thought it would be fun to do another themed month. And what better theme for the month of October than horror?
All of our articles in October will be centered around horror, primarily in games, though there’s room for other media as well. Horror games as a genre vary drastically from gorefest AAA shoot ’em ups like Dead Space to the quieter, helpless indie fear of Slender. They inspire Let’s Plays like maybe no other genre — people enjoy watching strangers be frightened of things, apparently.
But why do we enjoy horror games? Or have you never been able to get into one? Does the thought of playing Amnesia: The Dark Descent make you excited or repulsed? How do horror games work? What do they do, and what can we learn about ourselves from playing them?
While the Ontological Geek is always happy to receive guest articles, we particularly love to get them during our themed months, which is why we’re announcing this so early. If you have a piece on horror games you’d like to write for us, please send a pitch or draft to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get talking! We’d like to have at least all the pitches in by September 27th so we can plan a schedule, though if you’re late we probably won’t burn you at the stake.
We look forward to seeing what you’ll come up with, as well as the great articles to come out of the regular staff!