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Harrowed World, a dark unforgiving place that is home to supernatural creatures such as vampires, magical folk and spirits. Harrowed World is a supernatural horror setting, a dark reflection of the real world.   Harrowed World | Alex Burton | Shop | Watch | Read | Learn More



Developer and Publisher:

Pennyvale Media

Founded in the United Kingdom with an international team.


Release date:

11th June 2024



Windows (Should work on Linux and Mac but untested)




Available From:

Free – Steam




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'Harrowed World: What's Past Is Portents' is a dark gothic vampire visual novel. Step into a dark and unforgiving world where vampires pull the strings of humanity. You are not the hero, you are not the villain, you are nothing but a pawn in schemes that you cannot even begin to understand.

Become enthralled by the insidious immortals that have secretly dominated world affairs for centuries in this captivating narrative experience, elegantly presented in a gothic-style visual novel format.

While the progressing events and ultimate story resolutions elude your control, the intricacies of the world unfold through the careful selection of dialogue choices. Choose wisely to unravel captivating layers of lore and earn achievements, enriching your experience within the unfolding tales.

‘Harrowed World: What's Past Is Portents’ is intended to compliment ‘Harrowed World: Portents In Red’, a vampire RPG currently in development, by introducing you to factions and characters.

The base game contains 'Issac's Story' while additional stories will be available via DLC. The protagonists of each story will feature in the RPG.

This title contains references to sensitive issues including suicide, abuse, and religion.


Pennyvale Media was founded in the United Kingdom primarily to act as publisher of Harrowed World works by its creator Alex Burton. In 2022, Pennyvale Media would begin developing the vampire RPG ‘Harrowed World: Portents In Red’, then under the working title ‘Project Nightowl’. Work on the RPG continues in the background while the focus remains on other projects.


In late 2023, Pennyvale Media began work on ‘Harrowed World: What’s Past Is Portents’, the dark gothic vampire visual novel, as a precursor to ‘Harrowed World: Portents In Red’. It was quickly decided that the visual novel would consist of several shorter narratives featuring distinct characters and locations rather than one long tale, with each story focusing on a single prominent character that would feature in the RPG.


The focus of Pennyvale Media has always been creating unforgettable stories, with video games serving as a unique avenue for storytelling with its own distinct challenges and rewards. The team behind ‘Harrowed World: What’s Past Is Portents’ is small but international with it’s three members coming from different countries across the globe.


  • Horror.

  • Lore.

  • Dark gothic styling.

  • Dialogue and action options.

  • Brief introduction to fictional setting.


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