I had an idea for a video game. Now, I'm not that well-versed on the horror game genre, but I'm 99% sure this hasn't been done before (if just because of potential controversy):
You play as Magdalene (aka YouTube
user demoncleaner97, aka Scratchy-chan, aka the Devourer), a mentally unstable 14-year-old girl that has sudden emotional outbursts, difficulty distinguishing between fantasy and reality, an obsession with indiscriminately reading fantasy and science fiction books, a tendency towards unknowing self-mutilation (both direct self-harm and also starvation), and a very poor grasp of what is or isn't socially appropriate (e.g. talking about peeling out bloody hangnails in front of a another kid's parents). One day, you're approached by an attractive young boy claiming to be an angel and saying you're destined to also become one as well in order to fight back the demon hordes. To do so requires actively seeking them out, killing them, and drinking their blood. The goal of the game is to ascend into angeldom with a pair of wings all your own.
You, the player, are presented the world exactly as she perceives it and the game requires you to play into her sickness. Your power, resources, and the quests you can undertake are tied into your "mood" (this game would have no numerical stats available; everything is shown through your appearance as well as your verbal and body language), which is raised by actions such as reading books (anything not speculative fiction is a negative and that includes your homework), acting up in class, creeping people out, recording YouTube
video logs detailing your progress (under the mistaken assumption a fake name is all you need to be anonymous), self-harm, collecting weaponry, killing demons, and drinking their blood. Anything that counteracts those behaviors decreases your mood and once you reach certain thresholds, you go into depression, have panic attacks, and upon hitting rock-bottom, have a black-out that can result in anything from forcing your way into a library to murdering an actual human being.
Of course, your actions have consequences from the authority figures around you. You're already under supervision in a special education program and there's always the looming threat of being put on medication, having your freedoms restricted, and/or getting institutionalized altogether. Such restrictions impede your ability to hunt demons and if you go too long without drinking their blood, you eventually go catatonic and die. Thus, you have to balance between indulging your sickness, hide evidence of your activities, and present just enough of a mask of sanity to keep the teachers, psychiastrists, and police off your back. As you get further to your goal of ascending, the needs of both demon blood and your psychological compulsions escalates as well, making it harder to appease the authorities while also forcing you to hunt stronger demons.
What does everyone think? Would you play it? Has it been done before? Think it would piss off the moral protesters?