A downloadable game for Windows, Mac OS X, 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


Scripting and Coding: Ran
Sprites, CGs, GUI: erumin

Special Thanks: sasquatchii
Ideabouncer: Natasha
Proofreader: Dreamgazer
Android Port: Godline

Free Resources:
BGs: DLSite BG Pack (courtesy of IaMe)
Music: Sinakhai, Sougetsu-on



Once-Upon-a-Hallows-Eve-1.0-all.zip (72 MB)
Android - Once Upon a Hallow's Eve


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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.

Thank you!

I recently made a walkthrough. You might want to check it out here. :)


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((:

Thank you so much! And yay, we're honored. :") Haha, I hope you get all the good ends~!


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.


favourite is Vern haha~ but all of them were interestin

Oh, I'm glad! Thank you!

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!

Yes, I have a mac. Thank you for letting me know!


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?

Vern of course, he has the best jokes!


oh my god i mean romance games aren't really my thing but wow. this was so good. i mean now I'm just on a roll playing more of them...rip

I also really liked the soundtrack. is there anywhere i can find/buy it? I checked the composer's soundcloud and i couldn't find all of the tracks.

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!

hey thanks for replying so quickly! there are a couple tracks I'm interested in: the two more lighthearted songs that play when someone makes a joke or something, and the one that plays when you're talking to the brothers in the foyer(?). I think the last one has an oboe part. sorry that this is so vague, by the way. I understand if you can't find them.

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!

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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
That's about it. Oh, it would be quite interesting to see his bad end, though... *wink*

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? :)

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I keep playing but I can only get Viktor

And I think Vonn is so cute

any tips to get Vonn's ending?

Aww, thank you for trying the game out!

To get Vonn, you have to be... hmm, pretty mean! :)

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Loved the game besides a few typos I really hope there would be a squeal or a bonus at least.Also Vern was my favorite mainly because I am shy like him now i have another fictional crush WHYY AM I SUCH AN INTROVERT. XD


Aww, I'm really glad you loved it! And don't worry, it's okay to be shy! :") I'm pretty shy too, in real life. Hahaha. As long as you don't let your shyness get in the way of... well, life, then it's all's good! Thanks again for playing!


how can i get a good ending with vern?


Little hint: don't be too assertive! :) You'll attract... err... some other guy, hahaha.

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Vonn was my favorite! X3

Thank you for playing the game! :)


and thank YOU for making it! X3 nice premise for it too, KUDOS, MAN!

Awwww, haha, you're welcome! :) Thanks again!

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Ahhhhh! This was amazing! quite a few typos here and there but overall it was wonderful. I was fully engrossed in the story from start to finish and was truly sad when it ended. I do wish there had been CG's of her with each of boys. Vonn was by far my favorite rout and character, though I may be a little biased considering my favorite characters are always the ones who you don't get along with at first lol, he did make me cry though at the end there even though I knew about the happy ending already. It makes me wish for a squeal, though it's unlikely, and my biggest wish is that it wasn't so short! But despite its shorter length it was truly an amazing game with an amazing story. I'm very glad I played it.

Can't wait to see what you come out with next ^-^


Oh my gosh, thank you!! (For commenting here as well as on LSF HAHAHA) Aww, I feel so touched. <3 Hahaha. I'm really, really glad that you liked it so much! You don't know how much you made my day with your comment!! <3

I hope you stay updated for the next release!

P.S. Yeah, a sequel does seem kinda unlikely, sorry... but... hmm, maybe we can come up wth something extra... hahaha.

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Hey, Ashylan! As the proofreader, I just want to apologize for having missed those typos. I double-checked the script twice, but they must have gotten away from me. (That's probably what happens when you stare at a mostly white screen for too long and too hard, haha! Plus, I may have been rushing to meet the deadline, which was around Halloween at the time I believe.)

Either way, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the game. Ran's pretty awesome, isn't she?


It's fine, I understand how that can be. As a writer myself I know how often typos can get by you lol. (That's probably why I have like 5 people helping me with my writing at all times haha.) Not only is Ran awesome, but the whole crew is as well. You all made an amazing game in such a short amount of time and that is pretty awesome in itself.


Awww, haha, Ashylan. :) I'm sure we're all glad to hear that from you!

Ehehe, though actually, it didn't really take us a 'short time' to make this... and it was mostly my fault. I'm glad people still stuck to the project, though! So grateful to everyone, the members of the team and players alike!

You're too sweet! Haha, thank you so much for everything!

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I love this game so much, i havn't finished it yet but i played it for a good solid 30 mins and love the story and the characters and it has a great intense moment and its almost like a movie and i love how you made the soundtrack changes on different scenes or emotions of the characters which makes it feel soothing and also intense really such a great job on the game but i do wish it had a bit more game choices in it to choose what to do or what to say but overall i rate it 4/5 <3

Awww, thank you so much! I'm glad you're loving it so far! <3 All the hardships and obstacles we experienced in making this definitely feel like nothing whenever I read comments like yours, haha. <3

And thank you for the suggestion! I'll try to incorporate that in my next game. :) Hope to see you then, too!


Hello, I am Brazilian and I admire these types of contents and it is a pity not to have many VN in Portuguese as it has in English. I liked his work, and hope to find more VN so, but free. I wish you luck! Thanks for experience.

Thank you so much! I'm really glad you liked it! :") Hmm, who knows, maybe you can start trend of Portuguese VNs? Hehe.


Best Halloween VN ive played

Awww, I feel honored! Thank you!


hi i really enjoyed the game i was up all night playing it and got all the endings for the guys and my favorite guy in it was vonn i love how you made him like a jerk at the start and the he turned out to be a caring guy and he pulled at ma heart strings so i kinda cryed a little and i like vonn ending it was cutie and they where all good endings and i cant wait to play more of your games in the future and sorry for my bad spelling of words

Oh my gosh, thank you so much! Your whole comment makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, haha.

And awww, I'm sorry for making you cry! I hope Vonn was worth it, at least. <3

Again, thank you much! Hope you'll enjoy my other games too, if you ever try them!

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