A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

What is Anteholic?

Anteholic is a small prequel to Ego Holic, set in the same universe, before the happenings in Ego Holic (no need to know it, since this is a sequel).

This game is rated PG15 due to language and death.

an·te- /æntɪ/: the Latin word ante, meaning "before".

In poker, it's a forced bet in which all players put an equal amount of chips into the pot before the deal begins.

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Once, there was a man.

...This is how every tale starts, just like every other. And this story is just like every other - people getting killed, cops trying to catch the perp.

In this story, Sungmin Park (an ordinary human with strange markings) is working together with Clyde Martin (a demon with a bad temper) as consultants of the Elón State Police to solve the murder of Samantha Liebrecht.

Sungmin, who's not from Elón, encounters supernatural things, twisted politics, and the worst of them all: humans.

Featuring:

11k words

choices to get more info

painted backgrounds noir-style

grumpy demons

15 CGs

11 original tracks composed by fricochet

available for Win/Mac/Linux

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And get the OST for free as well!

Install instructions

Unzip and run the build you need for your system.

PC Version contains Windows and Linux builds.

Mac Version contains Apple Mac build.

Download

Download
Ante_Holic-1.0-mac.zip 70 MB
Download
Ante_Holic-1.0-pc.zip 85 MB

Comments

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Wow, I really enjoyed this game! I loved the music, the mood, the art, the story... everything! :D Do the two main characters show up in Ego Holic too? (I don't see their sprites in the banner of the game page.) I want to know more about them... 

I really liked the story, but I do feel it ended a bit anti-climatically. I was expecting one more twist before the villain was apprehended. But this by no means, take away my enjoyment of the story! The subtle closing of the prequel draws me in to playing the main story.

All in all, great job! 

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Thank you so much for playing and leaving a great review!

Yes, they will certainly make an appearance, just not as part of the main cast. 

I could say that time was short, but to be honest, I didn't want to write a climax with action again. Sometimes even the bad guys are just plain racists that just throw a tantrum without wanting to blow up the world ;D

Thanks again! /goal achieved

Beautiful game... both the aesthetics and the music, with a well-paced story that makes you think and feel in equal parts and leaves you wanting for more.

Thank you for playing, ertal! I hope the upcoming game will be satisfying!

I really enjoyed this game!!!

The music is great, really sets the tone for all the different scenes.  Well done to the music composer.

Art wise, I really liked the falling rain animation, it was very pretty.  I was hoping to see more animated backgrounds. The splashes of colour against the black and white art style really helps draw my attention to parts of the game.  I also like the way you coloured the blood XD aesthetically pleasing.

I think I found a typo:
"as we want to open the door" do you mean "as we went to open the door"?

But otherwise the writing is very well done and I really like Sungmin's personality.  

Overall, solid game. Great job and  I'll be checking out Egoholic next =D

Thank you for playing and leaving such a lovely review!

Fricochet will be pleased to hear that!

This game is all about aesthetics :D

Thanks for pointing out that typo - totally slipped past us.