La Villa de la Muerte is a looping psychological horror game where players will progress through an ever-changing environment in pursuit of the truth behind a family disappearance.
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Mixed (74) - 62% of the 74 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 27, 2022

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About This Game

One villa. One family. One truth.

La Villa de la Muerte is a looping psychological horror game inspired by the chilling tale of La Llorona. Explore an elegant villa filled with fragments from a family who mysteriously vanished. Explore the villa and solve puzzles to slowly reveal the truth behind what happened to the family, where they went, and who they became.

Looping Environment

Explore the villa as it changes alongside your knowledge of what truly transpired here.


Tour the environment to solve a puzzle in each loop to progress further toward the truth.


We lovingly call her Ghost Lady, she's pretty spooky. Hide in wardrobes, sneak under tables, or just run for it to avoid her. She will do whatever it takes to make sure you don't discover what happened.

About Ottercide Studio

Ottercide Studio is comprised of graduate game dev students at the University of Utah. Our game, La Villa de la Muerte, is the product of two semesters of hard work resulting in a 20-30 minute experience.

Additionally, we owe a huge thank you to Berklee College of Music for contributing their time and talent to our game.


Why Ottercide?

Our team grew particularly attached to an adorable live otter stream that kept us peaceful while developing this horror game. Thus, we ended up with the play on words, Ottercide Studio as our development team name.

Is this game a retelling of La Llorona?

While the team pulled inspiration from the tale, this game is not a retelling of La Llorona. Instead, we drew from the lore to have something to ground us while also prioritizing remaining respectful to the story's origins. Folktales are a great way to keep culture and story alive while paving the way for new tales. We hope you enjoy our game as much as we loved developing it.

Will the game be playable in Spanish?

We had hoped to fit in localization during development, but it, unfortunately, did not end up falling within our final scope.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Depictions of filicide and drowning, references to murder and gore

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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