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“All I did was come up with what I thought was a fun idea that was the result of a little box that was attached to a television set...

Ralph Baer

the Story

The Story, pt. 1

The Story, pt. 1

Kraven Manor started off as a pitch in a Game Design class at the Guildhall at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. The game was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock, the board game Betrayal at House on the Hill, Resident Evil, the movie Cube, and Chicago serial killer H. H. Holmes as a macabre inspiration for our antagonist. The game went through several stages of iteration, from multiple antagonists, to randomized experiences with new manor layouts each playthrough, to players designing the

The Story, pt. 2

The Story, pt. 2

layout of manor themselves. The game began to receive attention due to the team releasing a free alpha version of the game for testing purposes in June 2013. After a few weeks in the open, the indie horror community began to churn out thousands of Let's Play videos on Youtube. The most watched Youtube channel of 2013, Pewdiepie gave our alpha build of the game the title of "Best Free Horror Game".

The Story, pt. 3

The Story, pt. 3

At this point, the team decided that they could add more content to the game and self-publish. In late February, the team posted Kraven Manor to Steam Greenlight. In just over one month, the game received enough votes to be greenlit for distribution by Valve.

The Story, pt. 4

The Story, pt. 4

On March 20, the team represented the Guildhall at SMU for Intel's University Games Showcase at Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Although Kraven Manor competed against 12 hardened indie games, Kraven Manor took home both awards presented by Intel that day--Best Gameplay and Best Visual Quality.

The Story, pt. 5

The Story, pt. 5

The game launched on September 26, 2014 on Steam and Humble Store.

Features, pt. 1

Features, pt. 1

• Experience a hauntingly beautiful first person atmosphere • Hear chilling symphonies and bumps in the night that will have you looking over your shoulder • Become the architect of Kraven Manor by constructing a scale model of the house • Prepare for tension, puzzles, and a mounting threat that avoids the cheap scare

Features, pt. 2

Features, pt. 2

• Beware a unique antagonist that pursues you relentlessly to the final moments • Find optional collectible secrets hidden throughout the Manor to open a mysterious door • Play Nightmare Mode for a scarier challenge and a battery for your flashlight • Face your fears in 14 Languages

Game Description, pt. 1

Game Description, pt. 1

Turn out the lights, take a deep breath, and prepare yourself. Explore the depths of the immersive, atmospheric world of Kraven Manor. Uncover its secrets, solve its mystical puzzles, and face the growing threat within.

Game Description, pt. 2

Game Description, pt. 2

Kraven Manor challenges you to explore an expansive manor and discover the mysteries that lurk in its dark corners. You have the power to dynamically alter the layout of your environment by interacting with a miniature scale model of the manor, located in its extravagant entryway.

Game Description, pt. 3

Game Description, pt. 3

Dynamically build the manor around you. Find miniature room models and carry them back to an increasingly elaborate scale model of the manor. Adjusting the model causes rooms to move and appear in real space, awaiting your arrival.

Game Description, pt. 4

Game Description, pt. 4

Each new room exposes revelations into the troubling past of William Kraven. Face your fears and see if you have what it takes...the doors of Kraven Manor await you.

Selected Articles and Quotes

Selected Articles and Quotes

“Brilliant concoction of white-knuckled tension, puzzles and exploration.” - Bloody-Disgusting

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Selected Articles and Quotes

“Shouldn't be looked over.” - Game Informer

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Selected Articles and Quotes

“A work of distinction.” - Rock, Paper, Shotgun

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Selected Articles and Quotes

“Horrifyingly awesome.” - Alienware

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Selected Articles and Quotes

“You must play this game.” - Gamespot House of Horrors

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Selected Articles and Quotes

"Best horror game ever.” - Markiplier

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Selected Articles and Quotes

"The twist comes in the player’s ability to arrange a miniature version of the mansion, like a dollhouse, to open up new areas." - Dallas Morning News

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Selected Articles and Quotes

"Kraven Manor forces you to look at the thing that wants to kill you." - Gamespot

Success Story

Success Story

After 4 months on the market, Kraven Manor has made 150% return on investment.

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