Your Excellency, in this short game, you must prepare for the awakening of our Lord. He hungers for a human sacrifice every season. Sinners try to hide their dark secrets, but all must be purged...
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November 16

Soundtrack Edition now available, 10% off!

Have friends that have been holding off from buying the game? Now is a good time for them to jump in -- get 10% off when buying The Shrouded Isle & its OST at the same time.



Plus, the update last month doubled the soundtrack running time, from 19 to 40 minutes, with 4 new songs from FX Bilodeau, each song corresponding to the fateful final seasons.

Some praise for the Shrouded Isle soundtrack:

" The audio is marvellous, too: each clan has its own introductory orchestral sting, a skitter of pipes and strings that suggests a shaft of sunlight exposing something horrid on a table in a darkened room." - Eurogamer

"If a game’s music is good enough, I’ll sit with it for a while and let it loop, just listening without playing. I found myself doing that in The Shrouded Isle. Each season has a different song, and woven in with the music are visual and aural touches that also coincide with the seasons." - Rely On Horror

"Accompanied by the music, which is the perfect amount of ominous tones mixed with despair. The rest of the sound design is top quality too " - Hardcore Gamer

In Penitence,
Her Excellency Tanya & House Kitfox
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October 23

The Hallowed Spirits Patch

Don your darkest robes, devouts!

All Hallows' Eve (or Hallowe’en, as we hear some call it) has descended upon The Shrouded Isle.

We’ve been sent a dream by Chernobog which says the patch includes:
  • A new spooky color scheme (Jack-O-Lantern)
  • A handful of new villager portraits and events
  • 4 new songs on the soundtrack (all in the final year)
  • 2 new villager traits (Haunted and Morbid)
  • Bug fixes
  • 21:9 ultrawide screen support
  • Text fixes in Korean and Japanese
We’re not sure what that means, but we trust as the High Priest you can decipher the unintelligible mutterings of this message.

Additionally, be on the look out for future omens, Your Excellency... we hear there are Things to come.

In fervor and ignorance,
Victoria and the rest of House Kitfox
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Reviews

“The Shrouded Isle... conjures up an atmosphere of entrenched, ineradicable evil the average triple-A horror game seldom manages.”
Recommended – Eurogamer

“I’m weirdly excited to feed [Chernobog] all the sinners he needs.”
Kotaku

“Who knew being the High Priest of a sacrificial cult could be so fun?”
4/5 – Hardcore Gamer

About This Game

As the high priest, uncover and purge heretics to prepare for the awakening of your beloved god beneath the waves.



  • Villagers with secret, randomly assigned virtues and vices create a different strategy every time.
  • Manage your resources without angering your allies.


  • Carefully choose who to serve as your advisors, as one of them must be your sacrifice at season’s end.
  • Watch your advisors carefully to deduce their possible virtues and vices.
  • 4 different colour schemes available.


  • Rename villagers at whim, and thereby sacrifice simulacrums of your friends, family, or followers.


  • Search out the true heretics with unforgivable sins, to quiet the voices in your dreams.
  • Can you survive all three years, and meet your Lord’s expectations of purity?


  • Find all six cinematic endings.



For the past 497 years, a secluded island village has adhered to bloody yet sacred traditions. They speak of a sleeping God beneath the waves, whose awakening shall birth a new era for the worthy.

In this cult manager, there are sinners aplenty, and not all are eager to confess. Each member of your community has 2 hidden traits - one virtuous, one heretical. If you’ve earned the favor of their House, you may investigate their reputation. Otherwise, you may appoint them to your seasonal council and watch their work for clues.

Five powerful aristocratic families help maintain the village, seeking salvation through book burning, monument building, and heretical investigations. Choose one advisor from each family to assist in their ancient appointed task. However, every season, you must make the ultimate choice, designating a human sacrifice.



Closely examine your citizenry to find the best strategy for your people and beliefs, knowing that nobody wants their child sacrificed, even for the greater good.

When our Lord awakens, will He find you worthy?



The five families of The Shrouded Isle each supervise a different aspect of the community. Be cautious, as their loyalties are fickle as the tide.



  • House Kegnni manages the farmlands of the village, and is charged with protecting the sacred ignorance of the community. Matron Kegnni trains her sons and daughters in the art of book-burning, erasing any trace of the old world and its many sins.
  • House Iosefka are the village builders, using carpentry and masonry to create grand structures that ensure our Fervor may never be extinguished. Adjudicator Iosefka has designed a variety of monuments over the years, and is said to favor pyromaniacs, as their ritual fires burn brightest.
  • House Efferson are the judges of our souls, wielding the whips that punish sinners and ensure Penitence. To confess to Vicar Efferson is to discover the newest and most effective flagellation techniques to appease our Lord.
  • House Cadwell carefully count the wealth of the village, made up primarily of merchants and miners, and enforce Discipline. Lord Cadwell and his sons and daughters scour the village for forbidden delights that might distract from prayer and (we trust) dispose of them appropriately.
  • Everyone in the village dreads House Blackborn, the guards and enforcers of Obedience. Stories abound of the dungeons of Inquisitor Blackborn, but lawful, peace-keeping citizens have nothing to fear.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2 or later
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 x 768 or larger resolution
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Lion 10.8.5 or later
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 x 768 or larger resolution
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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