House on the Hill is a first-person story driven horror game. You play as a thief trapped in an eerie mansion. Each choice can open a new mystery of the house and lead to a unique walkthrough and ending. Uncover final secret of the house. Uncover your own secrets.
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Very Positive (71) - 92% of the 71 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (253) - 92% of the 253 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jul 29, 2020
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Conversation with our players through Steam Early Access will help us to build an extended version of House on the Hill. Thanks to you, we can understand which storylines are working and which will require further development. Your feedback and wishes will become the foundation for the full and expanded story of House on the Hill.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are planning to release the final version of House on the Hill in September 2020.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We are planning to add more scenes and events that enhance the somber and eerie atmosphere of the estate. We also are planning to enhance and expand storylines and endings that players will find the most intriguing.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“You can explore a full mansion with secrets and puzzles hidden inside. Currently, you can play through the Prologue, four major story routes and get to the finale of the game.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“No, the price will remain the same.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Share with us your ideas about what you would like to see in the game. What part of the story would you like to know more about? What else can be hidden in the estate? You can leave your suggestions and questions in the Steam discussions or send them to steppeharestudio@gmail.com. We will add your best ideas to the final version of the game.”
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Reviews

“the surprisingly subtle approach to storytelling ... kept me eager to keep venturing back into the house time and time again”
https://arcadeberry.com/2020/08/17/house-on-the-hill-early-access-review/

“It was awesome ... (House on the Hill) looks like a deconstruction of the genre, because here you will find everything that modern horror has to offer: its negative and positive sides. It has horror with a maniac chasing you down the corridors; horror with ghosts and so on — all of it is done with a very high quality... This is a good horror, I liked it.”
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About This Game

House on the Hill is a first-person story driven horror game which gives you the choice of your own nightmare.
You play as a young thief with a struggling family. Your partner convinced you to take the final job and steal a rare jewel from an old mansion. Getting inside wasn’t easy, but it will be even harder to get out. Because the house will not let you go.
There are nightmares inside. Each attempt to break free leads to a new story and a new ending. After each terrifying experience a foggy evening will return and you’ll go inside once again. The secrets of the mansion are open to those who are ready to plunge into madness. Uncover secrets of the house. Uncover secrets of your partner. Uncover your own secrets.

Each walkthrough is unique

Did you change your mind? The next time you can explore another part of the house, or even try to escape before you even step on its territory. Each attempt will lead to a new turn of your story. Every route hides its own tragedy and horror. With each new beginning, with each new nightmare, you’ll become more aware of what really happened. And maybe then the house will let you go.

The mansion is open for you to explore

The huge Victorian estate is waiting for you. It’s full of secrets and mysteries. Dozens of rooms and hundreds of details form a web of stories. Riddles, secret chambers and hidden passages guard the memory of dark tragedies: family drama, psychological traumas and otherworldly madness are intertwined under one roof. How are these stories related? What is really going on here?

Five stories. Five nightmares.

Several genres of horror are combined into one single narrative. It reveals itself in a house that seems to be built at the crossroads of reality. The nature of evil will change depending on what you decide to pay attention to. Will it be mythical? Supernatural? Or will it come from another world? The house hides many nightmares. And he will not let you go until you meet each one of them.

What awaits you:

  • Discover all secrets that are hidden behind the old walls of this gloomy house.
  • Each walkthrough is unique and leads to its own story and ending.
  • An intriguing story full of drama and horror.
  • A huge Victorian estate is open for exploration.
  • Riddles and puzzles that guard the hidden passages and secrets of the house.
  • Non-linear walkthrough. Explore the house the way you want.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

• Animated Blood - Discolored and/or unrealistic depictions of blood
• Blood - Depictions of blood
• Language - Mild to moderate use of profanity

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64bit Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-4340 / AMD FX-6300
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Realtek High Definition Audio
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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