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.


First Person View

FIRST PERSON VIEW - Explore the hollow in a first person view with realistic environments, to heighten immersion.


GAME PHYSICS - Incorporates game physics for both cloth & interior fittings & fixtures.


PARTICLE SIMULATION - Includes environmental & asset particle effects for increased realism.


FOLIAGE & WIND - Uses the power of the Speedtree foliage system and includes full wind animation.


PBR TEXTURING - Integrating multi layered texturing with Physically Based Rendered materials.


EXPLORATION - Progress requires exploring and problem solving in order to unravel the mystery.


ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS - Makes full use of light shafts, temporal anti-aliasing and tone mapping.


POST PROCESS EFFECTS - Combines advanced color correction, ambient occlusion & eye adaption.

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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 Barrett’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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