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Eight people are trapped in Easthollow and must fight through their fears to see tomorrow.

Katie just moved to Easthollow on Halloween. Full of excitement and delight, she greets her neighbors only to be told THE TOWN’S CURSED?! This was NOT what she had planned! Her quiet move-in day takes a nasty turn when Easthollow’s centuries-old legend unfolds.

Could the curse be real? Should she believe? Every choice you make could mean life or death for Katie or the townsfolk of Easthollow this Halloween.


Featured in this thrilling visual novel is a twisted story you’ll never forget with:

  • Over 33,666 words
  • An original, haunting score with 8 tracks
  • Eight diverse characters who may fall prey to the curse or paranoia...
  • Full English voice acting
  • 25 possible endings around who lives or dies
  • A less gore mode, and gore mode for those fearless few
  • 15 illustrated backgrounds around Easthollow
  • 22 monumental CGs showing everyone’s fate
  • Steam Achievements for game milestones


Join Katie as she’s wrapped up in Easthollow’s old legend and thrown into a Hallow’s Eve she’ll never forget - if she can make it out alive! Trapped at the Marigold Inn, she doesn’t know what to believe! Could one of her new neighbors be cursed? Could it even be her? Whether or not the curse is real, Easthollow’s townsfolk are scared, and people could get hurt.

Katie "The Protagonist" - VO: Breanna MacDowall

Mayor "The Public Servant" -  VO: Anthony Sardinha

Joseph "The Coward" - VO: Jonathan Flores


Willow "The Skeptic" - VO: Ariana Rosario


Vinnie "The Outsider" - VO: Ryan Negrón

Officer Mike "The Law" - VO: Duffy Weber

Rita "The Believer" - VO: Hannah HellwigFrank "The Steward" - VO: Timothy Callaway

The Team

Story
Writer - Samantha Lienhard
Editor - Ashe Thurman

Art
Background Artist - Allison Eddy
Background & UI Artist - Hadara Madrak
Character & CG Artist - L. A Harris

Audio
Composer - Dmitry Velichko
Sound Design - Jacob Staub

Production
Director - John Madrak
Marketing Director - Courtney Gamache-Owen
Marketing Materials Editor - Lunaterra
Operations - Kristi Jimenez
Recruiting - Mango
Scene Composition - Jacob Staub and Hadara Madrak

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StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Oct 12, 2021
Rating
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(6)
AuthorSnowhaven Studios
GenreVisual Novel
Made withUnity
TagsFemale Protagonist, Gore, Halloween, Horror, Mystery, Psychological Horror, Spooky, Story Rich, Survival Horror, Violent
Average sessionA few hours
LanguagesEnglish
InputsMouse
AccessibilityOne button
LinksSteam, Twitter, Blog

Purchase

Buy Now$6.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $6.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

not-it-spookiest-edition-windows.zip 845 MB
Version 2
not-it-spookiest-edition-linux.zip 860 MB
Version 2
not-it-spookiest-edition-mac.zip 844 MB
Version 3

Development log

Comments

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I got the steam key for this game from the devs and since I love me some horror games, I dove right in. I think my horror-experienced decision-making got me one of the more tame endings, the gore filter wasn’t even needed but this was still very fun. I loved the campy voice acting and characters, what a fun bunch to survive the night with (well, not everyone did but what are you gonna do?). 

So first OF ALL - i ADORE THE ART!! KUDOS TO THE ARTIST ON ALL OF THIS.


aS WELL AS YOUR VOICE ACTORS - THEY WERE ALL A LOT OF FUN, DESPITE SEEMING LIKE THE MUSIC AND VOICE VOLUME SETTINGS DIDN'T ACTUALLY MATTER MUCH. i HAD TO BASICALLY JACK UP THE VOICES FULLY AND TURN THE MUSIC DOWN TO ABOUT HALF BEFORE i COULD TELL MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE.

fOR THE GAME ITSELF, IT IS QUITE FUN. a SIMPLE PREMISE, A BUNCH OF NOTEWORTHY CHARACTERS AND A REALLY IMPRESSIVELY AMBITIOUS AMOUNT OF POSSIBLE ENDINGS. uNFORTUNATELY, THE ONE i GOT FELT SOMEWHAT ANTICLIMACTIC IN THAT THE PROTAGONISTS JUST SORT OF GO TO BED AFTER A FEW DEATHS AND EVERYTHING IS BACK TO NORMAL IN THE MORNING, AND i FEEL LIKE THERE COULD AT LEAST BE A LITTLE MORE OF A CLIMAX TO IT. bUT PERHAPS ONE OF THE MANY OTHE RENDING SCRATCH THAT ITCH. iT JUST SEEMS LIKE A LOST TO PLAY A 40-MINUTE GAME 20+ TIMES TO TRY OUT DIFFERENT COMBINATIONS.

bUT i REALLY DID ENJOY THIS A LOT, DO NOT GET ME WRONG. wRITING' S FUNNY, ART IS GREAT, VOICE ACTORS ARE CLEARLY HAVING A BLAST AND IT ALL MAKES FOR A SUPER FUN EXPERIENCE!

Hi! I'm getting this error on the mac version:

> “NotItSE” is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the Bin.

Hello! I forwarded this to the team and we'll get back to you asap!

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Hello, Thank you for letting us know about this issue. We've determined that the game is only displaying this error when you download the Mac OS version as a zip from Itch and unfortunately it's a known Unity issue. If you download the game via the Itch launcher or via Steam you shouldn't have this issue.

If you still want to download the game as a zip, you'll need to take some additional steps.

First, you can try moving the game to your Applications directory, ctrl + clicking, and selecting "Open."

In the event that this does not resolve the issue, you can take these more technical steps: 

CTRL + Click on NotItSE.app

Click New Terminal at Folder

Type xattr -rc .

Then you should be able to open the game.

The Itch launcher works - thank you!!

really amazing game, you all did an amazing job, i'm still trying to go for all the endings, but they are so varied and so many different outcomes and i love that it's english voice acted, amazing thing to add, also love all the different CGS, there are so well done, i can see that so much love and care was put into this where your choices actually matter, keep up the good work.


I'm doing a playthrough on it, hopefully get all the endings before to long

Thank you so much for the kind words! I'm glad you're finding it as joyful to play as we felt when making it!

:) keep it up, I'll keep playing trying to get all the endings, thank you for this amazing game you made

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Great game! I liked the whole mystery of if the curse is real or not. The art style looks amazing and really good voice acting!

Thank you so much!! ^^

first hi?

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Why hello, first hi!

um i just said hi if you didnt know my names axel