Step into a dark and unforgiving world where vampires pull the strings of humanity. You are not the hero, you are not the villain, you are nothing but a pawn in schemes that you cannot even begin to understand.
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Jun 11, 2024
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About This Game


Step into a dark and unforgiving world where vampires pull the strings of humanity. You are not the hero, you are not the villain, you are nothing but a pawn in schemes that you cannot even begin to understand.

Become enthralled by the insidious immortals that have secretly dominated world affairs for centuries in this captivating narrative experience, elegantly presented in a gothic-style visual novel format.

While the progressing events and ultimate story resolutions elude your control, the intricacies of the world unfold through the careful selection of dialogue choices. Choose wisely to unravel captivating layers of lore and earn achievements, enriching your experience within the unfolding tales.

‘Harrowed World: What's Past Is Portents’ is intended to compliment ‘Harrowed World: Portents In Red’, a vampire RPG currently in development, by introducing you to factions and characters.

The base game contains 'Issac's Story' while additional stories will be available via DLC. The protagonists of each story will feature in the RPG.


Step into the shoes of Isaac Ambrose, an altar boy at the quaint local church.

Your curiosity gets the better of you as you come across something that will change the course of your life forever.

Some things are better left secret, kept hidden away from prying eyes.

What awaits you behind the veil is a world far more intricate and unsettling than you’d ever dared conceive.


A dark and twisted version of our world, where the supernatural exists just below the surface. Vampires, magical folk, and other beings exist in a constant struggle for power and influence. Through sinister cabals and insatiable corporate empires these creatures hold sway over human society.


Ordinary people live in blissful ignorance of the dark forces at work around them. Follow these supernatural beings through a grim dystopian atmosphere filled with gothic horror and a tangled web of morality where peril lurks around every corner.



Isaac's Story Duration
Issac’s Story is approximately fifteen minutes from start to finish, weaving a narrative that captivates within a concise yet engaging timeframe.
Your time to completion may vary.
You may need to play the story multiple times to unlock all achievements.

Future Stories
Future stories are slated to be released as paid DLC with each one being completed before work starts on the next story.
A further three stories are currently planned with the possibility of two others.
The number of stories is viable to change.
Each story will feature different content and characters, and therefore the durations of future stories cannot be determined at this time.

Controller Support
Both Xbox and PS4 controllers with USB connections were tested for menus and gameplay.
Gameplay seemed to be just as good as playing with keyboard and mouse.
Main menu seems just as good as playing with keyboard and mouse.
Other menus can be a little difficult to navigate but still possible.
Support for all controllers can't be guaranteed.

Mac and Linux Support
The visual novel should work on Mac and Linux, but for financial reasons, Mac and Linux machines were not available for testing. According to Steam they were unable to test Mac and Linux support during the review process due to working from home.

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If you are a member of the Discord server and you need support, you can simply use the support channel.
Alternatively, you can get in touch via the contact form on the website.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This title may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work, like frequent violence or gore. Some players may find elements of the title’s stories and characters uncomfortable, including references to suicide, abuse, and religion. This title is not suitable for those who are easily offended or upset by such content.

System Requirements

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macOS
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS *: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz 64-bit Intel-compatible
    • Memory: 2.0 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 or DirectX 11
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: TBC MB available space
    • Additional Notes: System Requirements given by Ren'Py, may not be entirely accurate.
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.10+
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz 64-bit Intel-compatible (Apple silicon supported through Rosetta 2)
    • Memory: 2.0 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0
    • Additional Notes: System Requirements given by Ren'Py, may not be entirely accurate.
* Starting February 15, 2024, the Steam Client will no longer support 32-bit games or macOS 10.14 or lower.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04+
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz 64-bit Intel-compatible
    • Memory: 2.0 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0
    • Storage: TBC MB available space
    • Additional Notes: System Requirements given by Ren'Py, may not be entirely accurate.

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