Murder House is the latest Nintendo Switch game to draw icon complaints
I can’t imagine why!
Recently released console versions of Murder House have a distinctly spooky icon featuring a costumed bunny killer, the Easter Ripper, and nothing else. Design is, in a nutshell, striking. The weird icon pops – up or down, depending on who you ask – when lined up with other, possibly more “prettier” icons on a home screen.
Game creator Puppet Combo was asked by a fan on Twitter about a potential ‘fix’ for the game’s ‘horrible’ icon (via Kotaku) – the answer is outright “no”.
– PUPPET COMBO (@PuppetCombo) 20 October 2021
I’m not sure where we are all on the ‘Nintendo Switch game icon’ debate, in which some gamers a lot I’d rather have an icon that balances the in-game artwork with its logo, but as someone who isn’t too bothered by the aesthetics of my Switch home screen, I found this exchange quite entertaining. It’s even funnier the further you go.
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– AUTOMATON ï¼ãª ã¼ ã ã ã ã³ï¼ (@AUTOMATONJapan) 20 October 2021
It’s easily the scariest icon of all games on my PS4 ð I wasn’t ready. pic.twitter.com/4LyjTgBG82
– Mishimaryu (@ Mishimaryu1) 20 October 2021
If it ever gets a psychic outlet, just make it the front of the box. pic.twitter.com/jiY8P5NecN
– MarioBrotherL1UP (@ MBL1UP) 20 October 2021
I wouldn’t necessarily say I love this spooky logo, but I love what it is to go for and I wouldn’t want that to change. It matches the “VHS slasher” vibe of the game.
The more the merrier, really. I want to be able to decorate my homescreen with nothing but lo-fi horror game freakshows. There might be diminishing returns for console ports (I think Murder House was a good first version to test), but at the same time, this niche is underserved on consoles. It would be so good to accumulate a whole library of it.