Hello! I am interested in a Silent Hill type game as well, just since this is an interest check. But I want to know what your idea is for the theories/backstory/how the world is effected? I ask because, well, it is of my belief that the original games. (1-4) were not rally open for interpretation, but rather very specific in the themes, etc. If it is marking itself as a straight up Silent Hill game, it may be iffy as there would be problems with how each, pretty definitely, ended. But if it's inspired by/modeled after or even some kind of odd 'alternate timeline' of it. I could understand and get over my snobbishness.
If i may suppose; And this goes for everyone else who asked about the setting/games:
Ultimately, they dont matter.
What you need to know is this; Silent Hill isnt a place.... so much as a lens. It reflects those who come there, your heart, your mind, your past, your darkness. You arnt fighting monsters so much as the twisted denizens of your own subconscious, given monstrous form. The faceless nurses are a staple of the franchise, but they dont exist for any IC reason other than to reflect the protagonist's repressed sexuality, and sometimes more complex themes. The infamous Pyramid Head of SH2 fame exists in that game alone as a avatar of james' desire to be punished. Etc
What we will find there.... well, its up to us, what we build for our characters, will determine what we see, what happened during/before/since those stories is largely irreverent, discovering the nature of the town is part of the experience, seeing how your character's nature is reflected in the world around them and coming to understand 'yourself' and overcoming the town's darkness and therefore you own, is the entire point.
So dont worry about not knowing the plot of the games, if anything thats a advantage
, allowing you to seek your own answers, and make your own discoveries without being weighted down by intimate knowledge of Silent Hill's dark mechanics and history.
(i hope thats right/you dont mind me spelling it out for people Faustus) o.o