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The "House In The Hollow," is a first-person adventure game that combines horror, the occult, and magic to create a truly immersive and thrilling experience.

As the player, you will assume the role of Aloysius Abadier, a man compelled to unravel the century-old mystery of the disappearance of the infamous occultist Francis Barrett.

Your journey will take you to a remote, forgotten forest, where you'll discover a dark and twisted world filled with occult rituals, ancient artifacts, and powerful magic. As you explore the abandoned Manor House, you'll uncover hidden secrets, ancient artifacts, and powerful spells. But beware, there are dark forces at work that will stop at nothing to keep their secrets hidden and prevent your escape.

The game features a unique blend of first-person exploration, puzzle-solving, and discovery as you use your occult knowledge and determination to unravel the mystery and escape the hollow.


Francis Barrett was an English magician and occultist who led a reclusive life, spending most of his time in an isolated manor house.

Nestled in a hollow and surrounded by a dense forest, the house was hidden from the world.

Little is known about Francis Barrett beyond his authorship of The Magus, a Celestial intelligencer and compendium of occult and magical information.

Over the many years since Francis Barrett disappeared, people have attempted, without success, to find the mysterious house and discover what happened to Mr. Barrett.

No one can be sure what experiments Francis Barrett performed, or what was conjured up, in that house.

Some who have gone searching for the house have never returned.


Embark on an unforgettable journey and explore the hollow like never before, with a first-person view that immerses you in a world of realistic environments.

But beware, progress won't come easy as you'll need to engage in problem-solving and exploration to unravel the deep mystery that surrounds the hollow.

To create a lifelike game world, physics are incorporated for cloth and interior fittings and fixtures, which will make you feel as if you are truly a part of the environment.

As you navigate the world, environmental and asset particle effects add to the realism, making every detail feel accurate and true-to-life, including full wind animation that makes every leaf and branch appear natural and lifelike.

For further immersion, multi-layered texturing with physically based rendered materials are used to create a world that looks and feels realistic in every way.

And the game's advanced visuals, including light shafts, temporal anti-aliasing, and tone mapping, create a seamless and cinematic experience.

With its combination of unique locations and Art Deco designs, advanced color correction, ambient occlusion, and real-time raytracing, the House In The Hollow offers a rich, immersive experience.

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Gameplay Showcase Video


Gameplay Video / Showcase

The House In The Hollow offers players an immersive, first person, playing experience.

Watch the developer gameplay showcase.

The ‘House In The Hollow’ creative director dives into the background for the creation of the game and it's period designs in this gameplay showcase video.


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UE 5 News and Game Intro / Screenshots

UE 5 News and Game Intro / Screenshots

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Game Intro and screenshots of the dark woodland called 'Braebrook Forest' which surrounds the mysterious Manor House. We have decided to migrate the game...

Meet Aloysius Abadier

Meet Aloysius Abadier


Take on the role of Aloysius as he searches for the lost Estate and Manor, to unravel the mystery surrounding Francis Barrettโ€™s sudden disappearance.

Dev Diary - A Look Behind The Curtain

Dev Diary - A Look Behind The Curtain


The House In The Hollow Manor House Bathroom Creation. Watch the design and creation of the Manor House Bathroom, in this short time-lapse video.

Announcing - The House In The Hollow

Announcing - The House In The Hollow


Game trailer, Story trailer as well as the Steam store page have been released for The House In The Hollow. Explore an atmospheric location including...

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