Excerpt from "The Phantom on the Road," by Clarice Maulwroth, 1881

“…however, when the wagon rounded the bend, the freshly painted, beautifully restored covered bridge was not at all where the trio of travelers’ eyes fell.

The blood drained fully from Lady Harper’s face, and Lord Harper’s breath caught in his throat.  Behind them, atop the burlap tarps, Ms. Anderson fainted dead away, almost falling over the edge of the cart entirely.

 

In the middle of the road, but above it by the height of a full-grown man, there hovered an apparition.  But no apparition about which had ever been written in books or whispered in dim firelight.

 

It was translucent, but colorful.  Colorful is a poor word to describe it, however.  Light shone from with it, light from a spectrum never before seen by human eyes.  The colors that composed this ghostly being were not from this world.

It was formless, and yet constantly changing shape.  It was amoeba.  Medusa.  Jellyfish.

 

As the couple stared, mouths agape, faces ashen, Lord Harper was vaguely aware of the sound of snoring coming from behind them.  And then, the protoplasm looked at them.  It smiled at them.”

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People are talking about Arkhangel!

"It has all the makings of a classic..."

Arkhangel: The House of the Seven Stars is now available on both Steam and itch.io!  We thought we'd share some of the love that we've been receiving online.  Here are a couple of quotes that made us smile:

"A gloomy adventure and very atmospheric game in the spirit of Lovecraft's oppressive and intimidating works of mystery. An excellent plot, nice graphics and music are all in this game." - Earth in the Porthole - Steam Curator (English Translation)

“Arkhangel: The House of the Seven Stars is a pleasing old school point'n'click adventure game. Driven by an interesting story, explore a rich world and lore. Symphonic music, great game.” - Play, enjoy, write reviews - Steam Curator

"Arkhangel is a devoted take on the classic point-n-click adventure genre, but lovingly packed with moody mystery and ominous Lovecraftian flavor. There's so much to find in this world, and I'm still discovering more. If you like immersing yourself in an environment, getting to know its inhabitants, and unraveling a rich story, this is a game for you. The writing and soundtrack in particular are superb. I can't wait to see what each new day holds." - Steam User Review

In addition to that, we were also trending at #1 on Adventure Gamers!  How cool is that?

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So what are you waiting for?  Check out "Arkhangel: The House of the Seven Stars" today!

Until next time,
The Quarles Brothers

"Arkhangel: The House of the Seven Stars" is available NOW!

We are extremely excited to announced that "Arkhangel: The House of the Seven Stars" is now available on Steam for PC & Mac!!

Here is the launch trailer:

Direct links to purchase:

Arkhangel: The House of the Seven Stars - Game + Soundtrack Bundle: $19.53 (15% off)

Arkhangel: The House of the Seven Stars - Core Game: $14.99

Arkhangel: The House of the Seven Stars Original Soundtrack by Chad Seiter: $7.99

We greatly appreciate all of the support over the years and we are so excited that we can finally share our work with all of you.  Please check it out and let us know what you think on our social media feeds (and don't forget to sign up for our newsletter)!

Much respect, 

Josh & Zack

"Arkhangel: The House of the Seven Stars" Release Date Announced!

ARKHANGEL: THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN STARS
 
July 19th, 2018 – Seattle, WA
 
Winter Night Games, LLC has announced that its first game, Arkhangel: The House of the Seven Stars, will be released on Steam for Windows and Mac platforms on Friday, July 27th, 2018.

Michael, Lily, and Gabrielle have recently moved to the frigid town of Haven under tragic circumstances. As they begin to rebuild their lives in this new home and meet the townsfolk of Haven, they quickly discover that not everything is what it appears to be. Michael struggles with dreams of dark waters and an unknown ancient evil resting beneath the cold waves. Are these simply dreams or are they a premonition of things to come?

Inspired by the classic point & click adventure games of yesteryear, Arkhangel: The House of the Seven Stars is a story told through the eyes of a family that has recently moved to an isolated town in the frozen wilderness. Explore, unearth dark mysteries, solve puzzles, engross yourself with deep lore, and interact with a large cast of characters in this rich and layered narrative beautifully underscored by a thematic and emotional musical soundtrack by composer and conductor Chad Seiter (ReCore, Super Lucky's Tale, Star Trek, FRINGE, Lego Jurassic World, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses).

Availability and system requirements:
PC - Windows 10 (Windows 7 SP1+ compatible but unsupported); i3 Core @ 2.9 GHz; 4 GB RAM; Graphics card with DX10 (shader model 4.0) capabilities; 5.2 GB available space.
Mac – macOS Sierra; 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7; 8 GB RAM; 5 GB available space.
 
Steam store link: https://store.steampowered.com/app/868580/Arkhangel_The_House_of_the_Seven_Stars/
 
Winter Night Games is an American independent gaming company founded by two weird brothers, Josh and Zachary Quarles, focusing on horror and narrative driven experiences.

Visit us online:
https://winternightgames.com/
 
For press inquiries: 
https://winternightgames.com/press/
 
Contact: 
winternight@winternightgames.com
PO Box 31145
Seattle, WA
98103
 
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"The Great Nameless" Rules Overview Video

We realize most of our news lately has been about our point & click adventure game, "Arkhangel: The House of the Seven Stars", but our upcoming table top game, "The Great Nameless" was recently played by GameSmiths Play Testing. Check out the rules overview video! Thanks, GameSmiths! Great video!