Winter Night Games
Based in Seattle, WA USA
December 1, 2013
PO Box 31145
Winter Night Games is an American independent gaming company founded by brothers Josh and Zachary Quarles, focusing on horror and narrative driven experiences.
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.
Development on WNG's point and click horror adventure game, Arkhangel: The House of the Seven Stars nears completion and will be released in 2018. It will be available for Mac and PC platforms. Composer Chad Seiter (ReCore) is currently writing the score and will release a full album of the game's music.
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 mid/late 2018 to cover manufacturing and shipping costs.
"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
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