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The bodycam horror effect in mainstream games.

Horror games can enter a new trend in game development market with the use of body cam style. The term, which literally means a body-mounted camera, seeks greater visual and movement reality, which are intensified with the use of an analog filter on the image to create a feeling that you are actually playing VHS footage.

Add to that the use of low quality audio that is normally used for communication and a good atmosphere to have a game that can please many. However, it is necessary to pay attention to the saturation of these games that can tire such an interesting style present in games like the controversial Unrecorded and now with Paranormal Tales.

We've already covered some minor games here on the Bodycam horror game style site that can easily be confused with the analog horror game style. We'll leave a few names for you to try and get familiar with this sub-genre of first-person horror games.

1 - ROV

ROV is a unique horror game developed by Grubwall that takes players on a thrilling journey to the depths of the ocean. The objective of the game is to control a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and collect samples of organic material installed by an oil company. With its analog look and VHS footage filter, the game manages to create an eerie atmosphere that transports players to the depths of the ocean, where they are alone and surrounded by darkness.

2 - ROOTMAN: Bodycam Horror Game

Rootman: Bodycam Horror Footage is a horror game developed by deklazom for a Game Jam where you play as a police officer who goes into a house after receiving a call. Upon arriving at the scene, he realizes that something macabre has happened and there is a strange tree root in the place.



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