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The House In The Hollow

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: PSINE Studios
Release Date: 2022

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'The House In The Hollow' Still In Development, Switches to Unreal Engine 5, Scheduled For 2022 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 6, 2022 @ 4:57 p.m. PDT

The House In The Hollow offers an immersive, first person experience with player exploration, in order to unravel the mystery of what happened to the reclusive English magician and occultist, Francis Barrett.

Explore an atmospheric location including an imposing Art Nouveau manor house and its surrounding forest in the mysterious void called the Hollow.

There, only through discovery and problem solving will you be able to dispel the evil preventing your escape and unravel the mystery of what happened to the reclusive English magician and occultist, Francis Barrett.

Can you solve the mystery and escape the hollow?

Francis Barrett was an English magician and occultist who led a reclusive life, spending most of his time in an isolated manor house.

Nestled in a hollow and surrounded by a dense forest, the house was hidden from the world.

Little is known about Francis Barrett beyond his authorship of The Magus, a Celestial intelligencer and compendium of occult and magical information.

Over the many years since Francis Barrett disappeared, people have attempted, without success, to find the mysterious house and discover what happened to Mr. Barrett.

No one can be sure what experiments Francis Barrett performed, or what was conjured up, in that house.

Some who have gone searching for the house have never returned.

Disruptions caused by COVID-19 have continued to hinder our schedule.

In addition, we have decided to migrate the game to the Unreal Engine 5 in order to truly bring to life the ‘House in The Hollow’ and we are making good progress with the changeover.

Unfortunately, this has resulted in a delay of the game’s release.

We know a lot of players have been patiently waiting for the game, but we have made the hard decision to delay the release of the ‘House in The Hollow’ until late 2022 / early 2023.

We want to make sure that we have the time needed to make the game the very best it can be for players.

We continue to push forward and can’t wait for everyone to experience the game while we re-focus on a timeline that will ensure the ‘House in The Hollow’ is the best possible game it can be.

The delay allows us to add new game features, including full raytracing support with Unreal Engine 5 Lumen support as well as the addition of detailed 3d models with Nanite.

Key Features:

  • FIRST PERSON VIEW - Explore the hollow in a first person view with realistic environments, to heighten immersion.
  • ADVANCED PHYSICS - Incorporates advanced physics for both cloth & interior fittings & fixtures.
  • PARTICLE SIMULATION - Includes environmental & asset particle effects for increased realism.
  • FOLIAGE & WIND - Uses the power of the Speedtree foliage system and includes full wind animation.
  • PBR TEXTURING - Integrating multi layered texturing with Physically Based Rendered materials.
  • EXPLORATION - Progress requires exploring and problem solving in order to unravel the mystery.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS - Makes full use of light shafts, temporal anti-aliasing and tone mapping.
  • POST PROCESS EFFECTS - Combines advanced color correction, ambient occlusion & eye adaption.

The House In The Hollow is in development for PC (Steam), scheduled for 2022.

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