Factsheet

Developer:
Winter Night Games
Based in Seattle, WA USA

Founding date:
December 1, 2013

Website:
winternightgames.com

Press/Business contact:
winternight@winternightgames.com

Social:
twitter.com/winternightgame
facebook.com/winternightgames
instagram.com/winternightgames

Digital Products:
Arkhangel: The House of the Seven Stars

Tabletop Products:
The Great Nameless

Address:
PO Box 31145
Seattle, WA
98103

Description

Winter Night Games is an American independent gaming company founded by brothers Josh and Zachary Quarles, focusing on horror and narrative driven experiences.

History

Early History

Winter Night Games was borne from the collective imagination of two dorky brothers.  A lifelong interest in video games, pen & paper role playing games and horror stories compelled us to start our own company, where we make the kind of games we like to play and telling the stories we like to tell. WNG came out of what started as a collaborative effort to write a horror novella.  While iterating and fleshing out the structure of the story, it became apparent this story would lend itself to being told within the medium of an adventure game.  A larger framework was then conceived, which could support an overarching story that could be told through various gaming media, both digital and analog.

Recent

WNG’s flagship product, Arkhangel: The House of the Seven Stars shipped in July of 2018 and had a major patch update in November of 2018 that provided full game controller support and a host of additional features.

WNG's tabletop game, The Great Nameless is essentially complete.  Playable prototypes have been in place for two years and active playtests and balance adjustments have been ongoing. The next stage will be a Kickstarter campaign in spring of 2019 to cover manufacturing and shipping costs.

Projects

  • Arkhangel: The House of the Seven Stars - An original point & click adventure game available now on PC & Mac platforms.

    • 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?

  • The Great Nameless - An original tabletop game featuring asymmetrical gameplay, deep & engaging fiction, cooperative & competitive elements, expandable game design, and over 150 unique pieces of art.

    • Take on the role of a god.  Build armies to defend your Realm. Work with allied players to shore up your defenses against the forces of The Great Nameless, or attack your foes to weaken them before Its onslaught.


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Selected Articles

"Announcement heralds Arkhangel: The House of the Seven Stars"
- Jack Allin, Adventure Gamers


Review Quotes for Arkhangel: The House of the Seven Stars

"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

"I don't usually play games like Arkhangel but I am glad I picked this one up. I played it in one session which I rarely do with story games. Also, the soundtrack is really good which is a plus. The only annoyance I had with the game was the amount of walking and camera angle transitions which took up more time than I would've liked. Other than that, this game is great and I would recommend it to anybody who enjoys a good story." - Steam User Review


Additional Links

Zachary Quarles on Twitter
Personal twitter for Zachary Quarles(@zq_audio) available at twitter.com


Team & Repeating Collaborator

Josh Quarles
Co-Founder, Winter Night Games

Zachary Quarles
Co-Founder, Winter Night Games

Chad Seiter
Music Composer, Freelancer