I'm crying, not literally, I'm crying inside, the story is so great, it was obvious and predictable yet I loved it. It was such a good story.
Once Upon a Hallow's Eve
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android
As one final vacation before their second-to-the-last college semester ends, 20-year-old graduating student Cara Lee and her friends decide to go to a rest house up in the mountains. However, along the way, a minor landslide knocks her unconscious, and when she wakes up, she finds herself alone in a dark and scary forest. Looking for shelter, she finds a strange and haunted-looking mansion looming up ahead. Is there really more to the mansion that it seems, or will Cara Lee uncover something sinister about the house and its inhabitants?
Genre: GxB, romance, fantasy, comedy, drama
The game contains 6,191 dialogue blocks, containing 50,514 words and 265,215 characters, for an average of 8.2 words and 43 characters per block. The game contains 22 menus, 127 images, and 12 screens.
Release Date: October 31, 2016
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Played this on my tablet and loved it :)) Great game! I wish that there were CGs though :( it would have been perfect for the good/best endings.
But still, thank you for making this!
Great game! Very sweet and romantic. It also had plenty of suspense and mystery, which are good qualities to have in this kind of story. Not too sappy, the romance builds nicely. The ending was great (good ending), it did a wonderful job in tying up the story and bringing it to a satisfying end. We see the characters reunited, and ends with a romantic moment. Settings were drawn great! Effort was definitely put into this. The character drawings themselves could use a little work n my opinion, but they were still great and conveyed plenty of emotion. Narration was smooth and the story was not monotonous.
One thing that I was saddened by was that there were no CGs. I think that one for the end would have been great.
Other than that though, I truly enjoyed the game and it was very well designed.
~ Lucky Muddypaw
So. Fucking. Sweet!
Hello! I have just begun to play your game, and it seems awesome! I just wanted you to know that in the scene where the MC wakes up in the house with Vern, she thinks " I stop moving, and realize that a slight hint of paint..." The typo's not a really big deal, but I just wanted to let you know! P.S. Beautiful art and great plot!
Hi there! I followed the walkthrough to get Vonn's Neutral Ending, but I still got the Bad Ending. Is this a glitch or something? Has this happened to anyone else or just me?
I really loved playing this game! It really brings out the aspects of not knowing what's real and what's not. The first time playing through this I didn't realize she was in a spirit state until she woke up in the hospital bed, I was completely surprised. Another thing I like about the game is the music you used :D I'm interested in the song titles, can you give me the names of the titles? Please and thank you!
so far the game is really good! but I did find one little spelling mistake,
"He nods towards the chairs, and Vern helps me into my chair before he takes his seat right in fron of me, beside Vonn"
You did Fron instead of Front
I really enjoyed playing the game. The storyline was really nice, and i didnt expected the plottwist to work out like this. Even though i missed CG's bc it wasnt possible to "collect" them (expect for the ones for the bad endings) and maybe an "Extra-Button".
! THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS HEAVY SPOILERS!
My heart literally shattered in million pieces after the first time my character woke up in the hospital. I was just like "Omg, what did just happen? Don't tell me Vern and the others are dead." My mind started to explode, but luckily i kept playin and i received the good ending for all characters :)
My personal favourite is Vernon even though i don't really like shy dudes, but he was just adorable in his own way and his route worked out the best for me, except the fact that i was kinda sad that in his route the other brothers weren't mentioned again (like in Viktor's route, where our character is eavesdropping on the nurses, who are talking about the awakening of all of the brothers.)
While playing the game a question came up and i wanted to ask since it was making me crazy not to know what happened x3
In Vernon and in Viktors Route (dont remember if it was mentioned in Vonns Route too) the main character started to talk with the boys about the "tornados" and they came to the conclusion that these were the voices of their loved ones. Our main Character hears them too, and since she's comatous i assumed that she was able to hear the voices of the people which were sitting beside her bed in the hospital, hoping for her to finally wake up. But, what i don't get is, that both Vernon and Viktor mentioned that they were able to hear the voices in the beginning too, but they slowly started to fade and now they couldn't hear them anymore. While i was playing, i started to build up a theorie why our Character was able to hear the voices, but the boys weren't. I assumed that either their parents decided to turn of the devices that kept them alive, or that their hearts simply stopped pounding and they died while being in a comatous state.
But then (i got the happy endings) it was made clear that all of them were alive and safe. But, when they were in the exact same state as our main character, why weren't they able to hear the voices anymore, but our main character was? I'd be really happy if someone could explain this to me, since im pretty confused if i missed a dialogue or something.
When our main character asks victor why they didn't want to let her inside the house . Apart from replying that they thought she was a ghost, he also said he was afraid she would lose hope. According to me I think he was implying that he and his brothers had already lost hope of returning home thus the reason they could no longer hear the voices of their loved onces.
I think this is a great game for a teen audience. The chilling ambience of the game is set as soon as you open the main menu.
For players that have more experience with visual novels or are a bit more picky about quality of writing, there's a lot of room for improvement for this game's dialogues/script. The dialogue is choppy and transitions are transparent and predictable. The prologue tries its best to give players a background story and set the mood for the game, but the awkward sentences and half-introductions were distracting.
Still, this game is a great free game. I did not get through the entire game, but from I have played it's clear a lot of work went into the game's development. The game's thumbnail/cover art is also very well done.
Hello, should it will have the event feautre? the first one is daily bonus event called "OUR FIRST DAY AT NIGHT!".
1: 90 Love PTS.
2: Love PTS. choice (1: 20, 2: 70(for 60 coins!))
3: 100 Love PTS.
4: Extra of the event "OUR FIRST DAY AT NIGHT!"
5: 100 Love PTS.
Hi, I... don't quite understand what this is... sorry! :(
Do you have any problems or policies regarding Let's Plays? This one in particular would be part of a series, only feature the first 2-3 hours of one route, and link back here.
No problem at all! :) I actually love watching LPs of my games, especially if the narrator makes comments! Looking forward to watching this one!
Nice game, but there are a few spelling mistakes. Also, it seems I'm locked out of the neutral ends for both Vonn and Vern. I was able to get Viktor's, but no matter what I do, I just get the bad ends. I used the walkthrough for all of it, but I just kept getting the same bad endings no matter if I used the section for the neutral or bad ends. I assume their neutral endings are similar to Viktor's, but I do like to get every ending myself.
Thank you for the comments! I apologize for the spelling mistakes! I did a read-through before I released the game, but I guess I still missed a couple of errors. :(
Oh, actually, I think it was a mistake in coding! But just for Vern's route, iirc. I'm not sure exactly why you can't access Vonn's either. :(
This game is really nice. It's got everything a visual novel needs. I loved it. c: So far I love Vonn's route. He's so aggressive in the starting but he's actually pretty nice later on. Haven't played Vern's route but I'm sure he's going to be cute af 'cause of how shy he is. (/)^(\)
I was wondering, do all the good endings and bad endings have a CG? Or some routes don't?~
Thank you so much Arisa! :") And sorry for the late reply! Have you already tried Vern's route?
No, unfortunately only the bad endings have CGs. We're really sorry about that! :(
Wow that was great. No idea how i got Vernon's rout but i loved it, lol. Soooo glad i got the good end for him. This game poked me in my feels..a lot.
Totally guessed what had happened to them all XD
Thank you for the kind words! Haha, wow, that's actually rather surprising! Most people get Viktor's. :)
And haha, I'm glad that happened... that was actually our goal... whoops did I say that out loud? :)
Awwww, shhh! No spoilers! Hahaha.
wow I loved this game so much but it did take me a bit to get a different route from the eldest brother and I'm not sure if I got the routes but I love the game so much ❤😄
Thank you so much! Haha, um, I sort of made it that way because they have personalities that are harder to 'reach' to, if you know what I mean. :) Again, thank you for playing!
I played this game some time ago, but I never wrote a review. Anyways, I LOVED IT! It was cute. All the routes were cute. This might also be biased because it's my first visual novel. 9.5/10
Aww, thank you so much! I'm glad you think it's cute, haha. And congrats on this being your first visual novel! Man, you definitely have to try out all the other stuff out there, haha! There are so many EVNs that are longer and more immersive than this one. :") I'm sure you'll love them too!
I played Vern's route! He's cute :3c
I was pretty close to disliking the game when the mc woke up in the hospital, because I was like "oh boy, 'it was all a dream' story" but i felt better when vern greeted the mc in real life. Can only hope the other boys woke up too??
For have not playing the whole game yet, I give it a 7/10
Vern says thank you! :) At least, that's what I think. Uh, I believe he actually said, "Th-th-thank-- *runs away blushing*"
Haha, oh! There are 9 endings to this game. :) Care to get all of them?
Anyway, thanks for playing, and I do hope you try to play through another route! :D
I loved this game,especially Viktors route.The story is really good it keeps you guessing.
Good day, Ran S. :)
I'm just a kid whose really into her visual novels. Seeing the thumbnail, description, and pics, i just assumed i would just rate this game a 6 or 5 (out of ten). I even thought of that while i was playing it, but what really got me hooked on your game is the story. Sure I could put the graphics on 7, but the story got me high up on 20. I love it all Viktor, Vern, Vonn (especially Vonn). I'm amazed by the fact that you made this ghost story into so much more and i honestly love it. Is it alright though if I make a suggestion? Like a Cg gallery (but maybe there should be more cg's first, I only saw one cg set), and probably more clothes for the characters. I felt bad for Lee for not having enough clothes or when (spoiler) Viktor came to the hospital room in his ghost clothes.
thanks a lot for hearing me out. but all in all i love this game (8/10) <3
Good day to you too, Wild Heart!
Hahaha, that's alright! I'd be really sad if you rated it 8 without playing and then changed it to 5 after. Hehe. The reverse is of course much, much better for me!
And yay, thank you for that nice comment about the plot!
Hmm, I'll see what I can do, though I can't really promise anything as of now, I'm sorry!
Nevertheless, thanks again for this comment!
Hello Ran. S!
I've never been one to comment on games. In fact, it has been a year (or well, two years since three days ago was technically last year!) since I ever did. However I just wanted to thank you for your great game.
I like everything about it, to be well honest. While most people had criticized the MC for being conceited/high self esteem, I have gotten used to many people with such confidence and find it rather funny and comical rather than annoying and off-putting. She's not to the point where I find her absolutely annoying, but rather I enjoy her personality, which is refreshing from the meek, innocent MCs that I find in almost every otome game (rather bland).
I've also gotten fairly attached to most of the characters of this game (or all). I replay these at times I get bored, and I never gotten sick or tired of any of them. This is great, because character development and getting people to be rather affectionate with fictional characters is pretty difficult to do, but you did that quite nicely.
I also like the BGM! I listen it now personally, when I write or like to view life as it was a game or a VN I'm trying to get a "Good End" at or achieve the highest points possible (I'm such a game otaku..).
Overall, nice game, and I recommend it to everyone who comes across it. Hurrah!
Hi there Vanila Choclat! :D (My autocorrect keeps wanting to correct your name to Vanilla Chocolate, oh dear! Hahaha.)
Aww, thank you for the kind words! I'm honored. :)
Haha, I'm glad you liked the MC! I usually do meek and innocent MCs too (hehe) but I think that type of MC wouldn't be a good fit for this story. :) High-five!
Thank you so much! I sometimes feel like my scenes move really slowly (I'm not a fan of whirlwind romances at all so I like taking things slow) but I do hope I got the right balance in this game. :D
And yes, Sinakhai's music is awesome! I also got some from Noveler's Material iirc, where you can download free BGMs. (Haha, and don't worry, it's fun to be a game otaku!)
Hurrah indeed! Thank you so much again for the wonderful feedback!
hi, I just wanted to know how do you download the game/visual novel?
Love this story never noticed the walkthough thanks for having one Ran i was thinking you could only romance Viktor!
Thank you so much! :) Haha, I don't know why people always think that Viktor is the only romanceable character. If there's anyone I thought anyone could assume to be the default love interest, it's Vonn, haha. But that's just me.
Did you go for the other guys too?
I am having trouble playing this game. The download is only the demo. I saw on another website that the entire game is free. Can you help me?
Anyone has a guide for the ends? :( i really enjoyed the game, but i'm really clumsy and i always get the same ending...
there is a walk though listed on the page just click walkthough
- Artwork is wonderful. No uncanny valley... some games I've seen (that charge $$$$ ...) have the most... gawdawful.... everyone looks like a muppet on crack. Your characters look like they could be expanded into an animated series... bravo!!
- Character Development: There is some! The characters have distinct (and believable) personality attributes and quirks/flaws... thank you. It gets tiring when characters feel so contrived - which these don't. I could imagine having real conversations with people very similar to this...
- Music: the discordant semi-tonic notes, the sevenths... very fitting for a beautiful yet discordant background music - which fits the atmosphere of the Hallowed-Eve game
- The MC... uhm... I'm hoping that she's supposed to be written as a parody of the "popular girl"... because... usually I like to LIKE the MC... but her whole inner monologuing of "I am so beautiful, I'm always treated like a princess" and "I'm just so sick of men falling for me all the time" ... "Don't you know how many men have fallen for me?" - Those lines... that attitude (Why was she going hiking... in... a DRESS?)... was a little... erm... off putting.
She doesn't appear to come to any sort of "bring ya down to reality" epiphany either... like "I always thought everything was going to be easy because of my beauty... but I'm realizing maybe my beauty was only skin deep" or whatever... she just... comes off as super conceited... and I found it a little difficult to want anything good to happen for her... at all. I started feeling bad for the boys!
Sorry for long comment... something must've struck a nerve...
Thank you so much for the detailed feedback! This is super helpful and I really appreciate it. :)
About the MC... oh, I wrote her like that on purpose! When I was first creating the concept for this VN, I had been watching the Korean drama "My Love From The Star", whose leading actress was a snooty woman who considered herself high above others. I found her antics super funny and adorable, a far cry from the goody-two shoes, push-over type of leads that I was already starting to get tired of that time. In real life, I would probably love to tell that woman off or something, but in the drama, she provided a refreshing change from the norm.
So I decided to make my protagonist have a little attitude as well, though it's more for comic relief than anything. I realized that all my other MCs have been shy, meek, or naive ladies... and I didn't think that fared well with the setting of OUHE. (For one: I always thought that the shy, meek, and naive girl would have been terribly scared or embarrassed when Vonn initially shooed her away, and the whole story may not have even taken place the way it did, hahaha.)
Haha, I don't mind your comment about her being conceited at all; in fact, that's exactly what I wanted her to be. The word 'conceited' is actually written in her character outline! She did learn to be less conceited (her thoughts about her awesomeness lessened on purpose as the story went on) but I never wanted that side of hers to disappear completely. After all, Cara Lee wouldn't be Cara Lee without the attitude, and I wanted the guys to love her for who she is; kind-hearted, warm, thoughtful... but imperfect, with her own little flaws. Just like a real person.
Anyway, thanks for sharing your opinion! :) I actually got a lot of mixed comments regarding the MC's personality, and for me it's always fun to see how everyone's opinions differ. Reading all your comments make me super psyched to try out different personalities for my future games, so thank you so much for that!
Hi Ran S! Huge fan of your games -- thanks for putting in all the hard work to make them :) Hallows's eve is for sure one of my faves. I think what would make it even better would be some more CGs, but that's just because I loved the art. :) Can't wait to play more of your games!
Awww, thank you so much! I really appreciate it. :")
And I'm sorry about the small amount of CGs! Believe it or not, we were hit with time constraints... urk.
No need to be sorry! The game was very enjoyable as it was :) That was just a suggestion for next time. Time constraints always come up :(
Anyway, keep up the good work. Can't wait to play what's released next!
unfortunately i cant play the game :( it seems to open then nothing happens so i tried spamming it but it still didn't work. so is there something i'm doing wrong or is the demo broken please help i really want to play the game! i'm using a mac with OS serria don't know if that matters though please help! i've has the same problem with a few other games too i need help!!!
Hello! Thank you for your interest!
Oh man, I have a mac too and I've been experiencing the same thing even with other visual novels ever since I upgraded to Sierra. The only way I manage to get them to work is to open them via the Ren'Py program. I drag and drop the whole folder onto the application, and it opens up just fine.
Sorry if I have no other workaround!
thanks for trying to help but unfortunately it wont even let me open Ren'P so that option is out any other ideas? sorry for the inconvenience -mankyking1
you know what doesn't matter its fine don"t worry about it
Eh... what do you mean it won't let you open Ren'Py? Hmm, you don't need to actually open Ren'Py if you're going the drag and drop trick. :)
- Install Ren'Py, make an alias on the desktop, and drag the whole game folder there. (This is the one that I personally do. This is also the easier one.)
- Install Ren'Py, open the application, open "preferences" at the lower right corner, then for "projects directory" select the folder where you have the game that you want to open. You can then click "Launch Project". (I can't do this one because I have a separate folder for my own created games that I use as my "projects directory". But when all else fails, I do employ this 'trick'.)
I love this game! I already got viktor's good ending but I can't figure out how to get get vonn or vern's ending.
This was such an adorable game! I can honestly say that this was one of my favorite VN Otome that I've ever played! So far though, I've only been able to play through Viktor's route but I'm planning on playing the other ones sometime((:
First otome game I downloaded! It was enjoyable and very suspenseful ^.^ Loved it!
Aww, thank you! I'm glad you loved it! :) Who's you favorite guy? Hahaha.
Hello! I downloaded it and it won't open. TT_TT I made sure my security allowed it to open but no luck.
Hi there! Do you happen to have a mac? I encountered the same problem with other ren'py visual novels in my laptop. If you've installed the ren'py engine, you can open it through there. Sorry if I have no better solution for now, huhu, but I'll do my best to look for another!
This game is awesome. I loved the jokes! I played until I got everyone ending. This is a great story!
Aww, thank you! You're awesome, haha. <3 Which one is your favorite?
Thank you! <3 Haha, yeah, I gotta admit, they can be pretty addicting! What games are you enjoying so far, if I may ask?
Ah, really? :o If I remember correctly, I got all of them from Sinakhai's soundcloud! I did have placeholder music before, but I believe I had already replaced all of those (as I like uniformity in quality, haha). If it's not too much trouble, can you please tell me which soundtrack you were trying to look for? (Like, even the scene where it played, or something?)
Thank you for your comment!
Quickly?! *gasp* But I... I... replied late. :(
Omg. I checked it out, and you're right! There are a couple of songs that I still hadn't replaced! I'm glad you noticed it!
(See, the way I organize resources is by categories, and then by artists/musicians, but since I change filenames in-game to make the coding process easier, I mess up 'which belongs to whom' sometimes. I checked the tracks out and it seems like they're from this site which also offers free BGMs. I'll be more careful next time and thank you so much for the heads up!)
Edited the credits. :)
hello! it's currently midnight and i just finished playing your game for the very first time! i ended up with Vonn's good end, and honestly, I was an emotional mess! At first i really wanted to be Vonn's friend [naturally, just because he was mean] and somehow I stumbled on his route and ended up together. The way his character developed really surprised me throughout the game. He went from an asshole to a soft smol kid who loves to write. 10/10 character development if you ask me. I enjoyed how much he really cared for the main character, even if it was lowkey most of the time. Throughout the game i was so ready for a jumpscare or something, especially when the main character would hear voices. AAAH I'm just so shook from this whole game! Like how the pieces slowly came together [ex; vonn mentioning he hates drunkards = later we find out he's the reason his brothers are dead, main character hearing voices = later we find out its her friends/family because shes in a coma]. I'm so happy I played his little game and I hope you guys make more like this in the future! I just have a question. when Vonn joins the main character after she wakes up, what exactly happened lol? Sorry if this is super obvious and I just missed something, but like.. is he alive now? what happened to vern and viktor? ANYWAYS! Thank you for making this game, truly a ten out of ten, also made me cry because I thought vonn just sent the main character back to the real world and they wouldn't end up together [like some romeo juliet type of stuff ya kno?] but im so thankful they ended up together lol i hate sad endings. im too fragile.
thank you again. the art was cute, the story was refreshing and new, the music scared me [in a good way!! pianos can be scary sometimes] etc etc. keep up the good work and good luck with any future projects!! dont give up kis kis sendin positive vibes ur way
sorry this is so all over the place lol i havent reviewed a game in like three months and i really enjoyed this game so im a lil excited lololol
Sorry for the late reply! And aaaah, thank you so much for the long comment! <3 asdfghjkl; I love long comments, they warm my heart and make my day, hahaha. :") You've definitely made mine today!
Haha, Vonn was never meant to be an ass, believe me.
He's just, um, overprotective, you know? (This is me defending the guy HAHAHA but actually, yeah, you're right. He was pretty mean, wasn't he?!) Ehehe, I would've loved to implement a jumpscare, but to be honest, it never actually occurred to me while I was making the game! But hey, you've given me an idea for next year... hm... if ever I make another Halloween game, you'll definitely see yourself in the 'Special Thanks' section, coolest kid on the block. HAHAHA.
And d'awww, I'm so glad you enjoyed putting all the pieces together! <3 I like info-dumping tbh, HAHA, but in small denominations. :D I also enjoy sprinkling bits and pieces of info here and there, within different routes. AAAAH and I hope I don't spoil anyone reading this comment, haha, but yeah, the good ending is basically a good ending for all of the characters involved. :)
OH MY GOSH I DON'T WANT TO MAKE YOU CRY AGAIN BUT... there is an ending like that, one where MC lived while the other guy was left... behind... oh my gosh please don't cry!! *hands 3-ply-tissues* *hugs*
Again, thank you so much for playing the game AND leaving feedback! :") I really, truly thank you!
Played through this for the first time and got Viktor's good end. This is a great little game! Love the art and the atmosphere is very well done. Looking forward to playing through the other routes.
Thank you so much! I really appreciate the feedback. <3 Glad to see that you're enjoying our game!
Hi!! I loved the game and tried everyone's route hehe. Thank you for the awesome game❣️
But I especially loved Vonn's although no matter what I do or choices I pick (which leads to his route, of course) I still can't get his Good End :(
I even managed to get Viktor's and Vern's Good End but all I get from Vonn is The End (neutral?) hahaha help please
Here's to checking out your other games ❤️
(++ I just noticed you're from ph too)
Oh, hi Pach, thank you so much for playing! <3
Hmm, for Vonn's good end, I believe you should be...
- very honest
- show him that you care
- but you're not gonna let him walk over you
And yay, thank you! :") So am I allowed to hope that I see you again on the other pages? Hehe. Thanks again!
P.S. Omg, I am so late but... yeah, I'm from ph haha, why hello there, fellow Filipino? :)
I keep playing but I can only get Viktor
And I think Vonn is so cute
any tips to get Vonn's ending?