Scarlet Hollow is a hand-drawn, choice-driven horror adventure game from award winning graphic novelist Abby Howard.
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Very Positive (35) - 100% of the 35 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (327) - 98% of the 327 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Sep 25, 2020
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“The very precise, sweet spot of horror and humor.”
DreadXP

“Scarlet Hollow‘s strong writing is backed by outstanding art and music. Artist Abby Howard is a cartoonist, and her extensive experience is evident throughout the piece.”
The Escapist

“Hand-drawn perfection.”
Gamebyte

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About This Game

Trapped in the dying Appalachian mining town of Scarlet Hollow for the funeral of your estranged aunt, you quickly find yourself at the center of a dark mystery that threatens your life.

From award-winning graphic novelist Abby Howard, Scarlet Hollow is a horror visual novel and adventure game where your choices deeply matter. Hand-drawn backgrounds and sprites work together with a complex relationship system to bring to life an immersive world of charming (and terrifying) characters. Who lives, who dies, and the fate of an entire town rests on your shoulders.

Episode 1 is free-to-play. Episode 2 will be available late Q2 in 2021.

Features

  • A heavily branching narrative where your choices matter. The relationships you forge and the decisions you make will dramatically alter your journey.
  • Good jokes and good spooks.
  • A complex relationship system that changes how characters act around you. Characters don't just like or dislike you. Become friendly rivals, bitter adversaries, best friends, or mild acquaintances based on how you approach the story.
  • Trait-based dialogue and role-playing. Scarlet Hollow's dialogue system is driven by role-playing elements that let you choose who you want to be. Are you quiet and observant? Hot and clueless? Over a dozen different character builds change how you interact with the world and how your story unfolds.
  • Original monster designs. Every monster and supernatural being in the game is an original Abby Howard design-- you won't find any predictable vampires or zombies here.
  • Five romance options. Whether you're into goths, dads, plant-lovers, Youtubers, or skeletal boys, we've got all your bases covered.
  • Dozens of meticulously hand-drawn and traditionally inked backgrounds. Every background in the game is meticulously drawn by hand and inked on massive 19x24 inch paper.
  • Hundreds of hand-drawn, immersive sprites. Each major character has dozens of hand-drawn sprites that interact with backgrounds and capture a full range of lighting and emotion.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Scarlet Hollow is a horror game, and features gore and other disturbing imagery.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.8 ghz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.9
    • Processor: 1.8 ghz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Something recent?
    • Processor: 1.8 ghz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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