Turn out the lights, take a deep breath, and prepare yourself. Explore the depths of the immersive, atmospheric world of Kraven Manor. Uncover its secrets, solve its mystical puzzles, and face its growing threat. Face your fears and see if you have what it takes...the doors of Kraven Manor await you.
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Mostly Positive (149 reviews) - 73% of the 149 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 26, 2014

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The Journey of a Student Game

Beginning as students, our team quickly realized that the Let's Play horror community was taking great interest in Kraven Manor. We decided to venture out, create Demon Wagon Studios, and self-publish so that we may share our game with the world. Thanks for letting us scare you for two wonderful years!

  • The Kraven Manor beta has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of gamers worldwide
  • Kraven Manor has inspired tens of thousands of Let’s Play videos
  • Best Gameplay Award, 2014 GDC Intel University Games Showcase
  • Best Visual Quality Award, 2014 GDC Intel University Games Showcase


“Brilliant concoction of white-knuckled tension, puzzles and exploration.” - Bloody-Disgusting

“Shouldn't be looked over.” - Game Informer

“A work of distinction.” - Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Horrifyingly awesome.” - Alienware

“You must play this game.” - Gamespot House of Horrors

"Best horror game ever.” - Markiplier

About This Game

Turn out the lights, take a deep breath, and prepare yourself. Explore the depths of the immersive, atmospheric world of Kraven Manor. Uncover its secrets, solve its mystical puzzles, and face the growing threat within.

Kraven Manor challenges you to explore an expansive manor and discover the mysteries that lurk in its dark corners. You have the power to dynamically alter the layout of your environment by interacting with a miniature scale model of the manor, located in its extravagant entryway.

Dynamically build the manor around you. Find miniature room models and carry them back to an increasingly elaborate scale model of the manor. Adjusting the model causes rooms to move and appear in real space, awaiting your arrival.

Each new room exposes revelations into the troubling past of William Kraven. Face your fears and see if you have what it takes...the doors of Kraven Manor await you.


  • Experience a hauntingly beautiful first person atmosphere
  • Hear chilling symphonies and bumps in the night that will have you looking over your shoulder
  • Become the architect of Kraven Manor by constructing a scale model of the house
  • Prepare for tension, puzzles, and a mounting threat that avoids the cheap scare
  • Beware a unique antagonist that pursues you relentlessly to the final moments
  • Find collectible secrets hidden within the Manor and obtain a very special ending
  • Play Nightmare Mode for a scarier challenge and a battery for your flashlight
  • Enjoy robust graphical settings and custom key binding options
  • Face your fears in 14 Languages

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Single Core Processor, 1 Thread
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 6200 / ATI Radeon 9600
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.4+ GHz Dual Core Processor, 2+ Threads
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 7800 GTX+ / ATI x1300+
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
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52 of 57 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
For those considering buying this game, know that it is REALLY SHORT. If you're comfortable with purchasing a game you can finish in around an hour for the listed price, go for it.
This is a good game. Fairly predictable, yet surprising in it's own ways. I enjoyed it.
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80 of 113 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
Let me start by saying this is a good game. Better than a vast majority of the indie crap that's out there. The graphics are great, the game mechanics are sound, it's a game that had an obvious amount of love invested in it. The reason I don't recommend this game is that it is terribly short experience with a threadbare story and few real action pieces. The game isn't an experience in terror, like some would claim, but felt more like a teaser to a much bigger game. I'd say this was more a $5 game than $10. Even so, if you've got money to burn and an hour to kill, go ahead and give it a go.
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91 of 136 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 29, 2014
My first playthrough of the game was 61 minutes, I was sure there was something I missed. Played through it two more times. There were only two scarey moments, both within the first 10 minutes. Room placement mechanic goes to waste, puzzles are too simple, lackluster final boss battle. The atmosphere is about all it has going for it, along with the pieces of background story you can read. Not worth the price, especially considering it was a free game originally with not much more added.
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50 of 74 people (68%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2014
Now, this is one game almost solely dedicated to the notion of SPOOKY. The other recurring theme is MODELS: No, not the wafer-thin things which caper about on cat-walks, but rather a three-dimensional model of the title building and its attendant rooms/sections (an absolutely ingenious device which you'll just have to play the game to "spoil" for yourself), as well as some of the hands-down scariest bronze statues/art models you will ever have the good fortune to be terrorized by.

I gotta say, it's always nice to be so pleasantly surprised by a game you didn't even know existed until it was already available in the Steam store (the last such game for yours truly was perhaps Outlast, so this title is in mighty good company therein). This isn't to say there aren't a few problems, however...

Firstly, the Steam asking price is a tad silly for a game which even I managed to complete in under two hours ('cause believe me, I play games kinda sloooooow). The project is apparently the product of university students graduating from a game design course, so within those parameters it's impressive as hell, but it doesn't hurt to recognise that even the very best of such projects can't exactly go head-to-head with the "big boys", especially price-wise.

Secondly, there's a fair few glitches...on more than one occasion, I had a particular enemy permanently freeze on me; which might almost sound like a "good"/opportunistic thing, but decidedly less so when you require said enemy to cause damage to something in order for you to progress.

Also, I had a hell of a time getting a couple of objects to successfully interact with what they were SUPPOSED to interact with. I especially had no end of fun trying to get a round ornamental medal thing to go into its appropriate slot in a wall...thought I must be missing something...looked up a video walkthrough and lo and behold, the dude playing it gets it in first go without even trying. One game reboot later and I finally managed it, but again not quite as promptly as Mr Walkthrough did, so...yes, problems, it had a few. I did however break with my usual cheapskate tradition (of waiting for a decent sale) and bought this game smack-dab on its release date, so perhaps these little bugs will be corrected with time...

On the whole, though...VERY impressed. Expect big, big things from the people involved. For now, this one merely qualifies as just a single "big", but there's no doubt there's some talent involved here. If I were their teacher, I would definitely give them an "A" (but not quite an "A+")...but since I'm not a teacher, I'll simply rate them in my standard manor (whoops, make that "manner"), and round off my review with the customary:

Verdict: 8.5/10.
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
This is a really well done, VERY short game with relatively little replay value... it would be a rental if such things still existed. I would reccomend purchasing it on sale.

What it does, it does very well. The game is creepy, well orchestrated, has some neat lay-out mechanics, and gives a nice feeling of unease throughout the story... the problem is that there just isn't much story. There's no intro or reason why you're in the manor in the first place... no investigation is mentioned, and the clues to the tale are scattered minimally throughout the game.

The antagonist is effectively creepy until you figure out the mechanic behind the attacks and how to stay safe... and at that point, the game suddenly begins to feel like a rail haunted house ride. You're there to experience a mostly linear story, and you can do it in relative safety. It just doesn't feel like it at first.

If I knew there would be more game added on to what's already here, I'd recommend it at full price. As is, its just really far too short.
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118 of 196 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2014
To god damn short, took me an hour to complete, not that scary, maybe worth half the current price. Vote down as you wish but its the truth, sadly.

I dont understand why or how people can write an essay of a review for it.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 2, 2015
★★★☆☆ - "Worth a try, but only on a discount"

- Really intuitive idea behind room changing puzzle piecing
- Jumpy as hell, once you take your eyes of him you crap yourself
- Spooky and Atmospheric, great if you love your horror games

- Too short, desperate to play more of this game.
- Finding the pieces could have been more difficult
- Could have been more things to find or more reasoning behind object investigation to lengthen the game

A rather short but sweet experience which I thoroughly enjoyed.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
If you're looking for a challenging game, this is not it. Encounters are very tense but quickly becomes easy to handle. It's worth a try if you enjoy making others play the game and watch their reactions but other than that, there's not much to go back to after finishing the game.

Overall good game.
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30 of 42 people (71%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2015
Its a nice idea of a game, its a bit scary, it has its atmosphere but its so short, the many books, photos could use more of their potential. I like it and you should play it twice to see both endings, even if the 2nd is so strange and not really an end but take a look yourself. For a low budget product its fine but really there could be more. With all achievements i had 2 hours fun in my 2 runs, so i hope you enjoy it 1-2 hours a few too. I give it personally 77 %, test it if you like it, there could be so more rooms, so get it with a discount on steam and make your best out of it. Thanks for reading. P.S. i hope the developer still add "TRADING CARDS".
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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2014
Great horror game. If you expect a lot of jumpscares i am going to disappoint you. There are moments that Kraven Manor will scare you and make you cry but these are few throughout the whole game. What makes this game an absolute must have in your library is the dark and creepy atmosphere and the general feeling that there is someone, something behind you the whole time. A very beautiful game with gorgeous graphics that will make you forget it's an indie one.
The mechanic that allows you to interact with miniature rooms in order to gain entrance to the same rooms in the manor is innovative and brings a fresh breath to the genre.
Puzzles are not very hard to solve but neither too easy to think the game is failing. The only negative aspect of the game is the fact that is short. It will take you 50 mins - 1 hour max to finish. The great ending though will make you forget about that very fast. You should buy Kraven Manor if you are looking for a true horror experience.

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2.3 hrs
Posted: October 18
I couldn't believe it when I found out this game was originally a student project. It blew my mind. The game was so good I figured it must have been a passion project of a small group of career developers. While it has some technical issues, at least on my set up, the game was a very fun experience. I recommend it highly. Fun game, nice story, good ending, it's all there. I go a little more in depth on some one the things I really liked in my video. But long story short this game shows great promise from up and coming talents in the industry and I'm excited to see where life takes them.

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I just wanna be pure
1.8 hrs
Posted: October 12
I went into this game and decided to start out on nightmare difficulty. Let me just say that the name is dead on. That flashlight dies at the worst possible times. Great short game with multiple endings, although it can get pretty confusing at times as there is not alot of assistance with the direction certain puzzles want you to go.
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1.6 hrs
Posted: October 11
An interesting student made game with a couple of decent moments but ultimately very little substance.
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1.1 hrs
Posted: October 3
1 hour game, not really hard or scary for 6€.
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3.5 hrs
Posted: September 10
The good
Some genuine chills at times
Good achievements
Intriguing story
Got it cheap as part of a bundle

The bad
Graphics aren't the best
Too short
Minimal replay value
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2.1 hrs
Posted: August 29
Overview: First Person Survivor Horror

If you can get the game for a couple of dollars it would be worth it. Its extremely short at roughly 1 hour game time. It offers some light puzzle solving, story and some scares. The fact that it was made by students doesn’t feel fair to compare it to other major studios efforts. A quick time waster and nothing more.
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1.0 hrs
Posted: August 9
This is a fun little horror game, but it is SHORT. It feels like one section of a much bigger game, and I finished it in one hour. At first this game feels like it wants to be Amnesia, and I wouldn't be surprised if it was originally a custom story. Not all that scary, but enjoyable enough to keep you interested long enough to see it through til the end.

Not bad for 6 bucks.
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1.0 hrs
Posted: August 1
Overall jump scare horror game. Simple story, good gameplay, bad horror.
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3.1 hrs
Posted: July 22
Well it is mixed bag but I will go with thumbs up. Game is short but have two endings and quite good, uneasy mood. Visually isn't stuning but it is ok, and mostly dark anyway :) Interesting mechanic with switching rooms and changing enviroments when you don't look, but aniamtion of enemies and detection if you look at them or not not always work as should. Like I said mixed bag but little bit on a good side I think :)
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0.9 hrs
Posted: July 13
It's fairly short, completed it just under an hour. I enjoyed it though
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