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Scarlet Hollow



Early Access


Interactive Fiction
Dark Humor
Dark Fantasy
Choose Your Own Adventure
Story Rich
Choices Matter
Visual Novel
Psychological Horror
Point & Click
Multiple Endings

Player Options




** Warning: this game contains occasional flashing images. If this poses a health risk to you, please proceed with caution.**

_Coal mines sealed off after a deadly collapse. Strange creatures preying on livestock. Houses infested with vengeful spirits. The sleepy town of Scarlet Hollow has suddenly come alive with horrors, just in time for your arrival. This was supposed to be a quiet getaway in the rural mountains of North Carolina. All you had to do was finally meet your long-lost cousin and comfort her through her mother’s funeral. But now, each new day welcomes new nightmares.

You only have to survive a week. But can you get to the bottom of the horrifying mysteries haunting Scarlet Hollow before they claim your life?_

Scarlet Hollow is an immersive horror-mystery with sharp writing, impactful choices, and meticulously hand-drawn art from award-winning graphic novelist Abby Howard.

It's being released across 7 episodes. The first FOUR are available now for you to play, with the remaining episodes to follow as free updates as we finish them.

Try Episode 1 For Free! (Yes, your saves will carry over)


                                    * **A heavily branching narrative where your decisions (actually) matter**. The relationships you forge and the decisions you make will dramatically alter your journey.  

                                    * **A complex paranormal mystery**. Investigate haunted houses, strange sightings in the woods, a deteriorating mine, and more as you try and piece together what happened in Scarlet Hollow.  

                                    * **Terrifying _and_ funny.** Charming characters and snappy dialogue flip to pulse-pounding dread and horror at a moment's notice.  

                                    * **Trait-based dialogue and role-playing.** Scarlet Hollow's dialogue system is driven by role-playing elements that let you choose who you want to be. Are you quiet and observant? Hot and clueless? **_Can you talk to animals_**? 21 different character builds change how you interact with the world and how your story unfolds.  

                                    * **A dynamic relationship system that reacts to your every choice and changes how your story unfolds.** People won't just like or dislike you. Become friendly rivals, bitter adversaries, best friends, or mild acquaintances with everyone in town based on how you approach the story.  

                                    * **Original monster designs inspired by Appalachian myths and cryptids.** You won't find any predictable vampires or zombies here.  

                                    * **No jumpscares.** All of the horror in Scarlet Hollow comes from building tension and dread (and some disturbing imagery).  

                                    * **Touching romance.** Whether you're into goths, dads, paranormal investigators, mysterious recluses, lo-fi beats to study and water your plants to, or **actual monsters** , we've got all your bases covered.  

                                    * **Hundreds of meticulously hand-drawn and traditionally inked backgrounds.** Every background in the game is drawn by hand and inked on massive 19x24 inch paper.  

                                    * **Countless immersive sprites.** Each major character has dozens—and often hundreds—of hand-drawn sprites that interact with backgrounds and capture a full range of lighting, emotion, environment, and outfit changes.  

                                    * From the developers of **Slay the Princess**

Developed by

Black Tabby Games

Published by

Black Tabby Games

Language Support