Scarlet Hollow

Created by Abby Howard

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.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

The Talk to Animals Patch is LIVE
24 days ago – Wed, Dec 30, 2020 at 11:34:48 AM

Hey everyone! We're devs of our word, so as soon as we crossed our  funding threshold, we immediately got to work on implementing a seventh  trait — Talk to Animals into Episode 1.

This is a BIG patch, and includes the following new content:

  • Talk to Animals added as a seventh character trait
  • Steam Achievements added for Episode 1
  • Cloud Saving
  • New art assets that make the woods spookier and exploring the Scarlet Estate more immersive
  • Book Smart has been rewritten to be less pretentious and more fun
  • You can call a certain someone on the phone if you pick a certain ending path for Episode 1
  • Did we mention new art? There is a lot of new art
  • Secret Easter Egg added to the woods
  • Added a new character moment for Stella after leaving the woods
  • Street Smart can pick the lock into the forbidden wings

If you missed out on the Kickstarter but still want to pre-order either the game or some of our limited edition merch, you can still do so through our BackerKit store!

Happy holidays, and good hunting!

Talk to Animals Stretch Goal CRUSHED
about 2 months ago – Mon, Dec 07, 2020 at 06:20:58 AM

Hey everyone!

In case you missed the big news on Twitter last night, Scarlet Hollow took home TWO of the three big prizes from the AT&T Unlocked Games Awards— we were the runner up AND the gamer's choice!

Thank you so much to each and every one of you who voted for us and to everyone who asked their friends to vote for us as well.

As promised, getting this extra funding means that Talk to Animals is happening and it's happening soon.

We're hoping to release a patch for Episode 1 by the end of the year that introduces the trait and a whole slew of new art, particularly when you're exploring the house after Tabitha leaves. On top of that, the patch should also introduce achievements *and* cloud saving for Steam.

If you'd like to see us work on some of these new art assets, you can tune in to our stream this morning at 11:30 am EST.


~Abby and Tony

TODAY ONLY — Vote for Scarlet Hollow in the AT&T Unlocked Games Awards!
about 2 months ago – Fri, Dec 04, 2020 at 08:52:49 PM


You can now vote for Scarlet Hollow in the AT&T Unlocked Games Awards

Whoever wins the Gamer's Choice Award gets a $10,000 grant, which just so happens to be EXACTLY how much money we still need to hit our Talk to Animals stretch goal...

It's just like one of those sports movies where the main character needs however much money to save the house (Gretchen) from foreclosing (never speaking to the player in English) but there's big competition that conveniently has exactly the right amount of money to make things work out!

So vote for Scarlet Hollow~

And if you're so inclined,  you can copy this link and share it on social media and ask your friends/family/followers to vote for us too:

Voting closes at 11pm EST today, so vote and share the link as soon as you can!

Help nominate Scarlet Hollow for the Steam Awards!
about 2 months ago – Sun, Nov 29, 2020 at 08:45:31 AM

Hey folks!

The time for the Steam Awards are upon us, and you can help get Scarlet Hollow nominated by visiting our store page and clicking your mouse a mere two times!

We've been asking folks to nominate us for the Outstanding Story-Rich Game, category, and it would mean the world to us if y'all helped make it happen.

Thank you all so much!

~Abby and Tony

p.s. Click the button on the *main* steam page (linked above) and not on the news item, which seems to be glitched out at the moment.

Scarlet Hollow is a finalist for the AT&T Unlocked Games Awards
about 2 months ago – Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 02:17:33 AM

Hey folks! Exciting news: Scarlet Hollow is one of six finalists in the AT&T Unlocked Games awards! There's going to be a livestream on December 2nd where we (read: Abby) go head to head with some other great games, and it just so happens that there are THREE cash prizes, any of which would be enough funding to push us over the edge for our Talk to Animals stretch goal.

And it ALSO just so happens that one of the three prizes is an AUDIENCE CHOICE prize, which means that each and every one of you, at no monetary cost whatsoever, can help push us over that final edge! Watch the stream! Vote for us once it's over! Call your mom and get her to vote for us too! Ask your mom to call her friends and get THEM to vote for us!!

Do it for Gretchen

Thank you again for all of your support, and for getting us as far as we've already gotten. Let's take this home.

~Abby and Tony