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Hovel is a fully-illustrated visual novel that takes place in the fantasy world of Ulnara. It's an ambitious story about culture, the cost of war, and finding a place to belong.

Kaybi is a simple villager from the Nira territory, when she stumbles upon a stranger floating in the water — Hesta. Though Kaybi doesn't know it, Hesta's arrival marks the beginning of an invasion of her village by the fearsome Ruukjaav.


Kaybi and Hesta's dynamic is the main focus of the story, as Kaybi's strange outlook on life and chaotic nature clashes with Hesta's plans.


The world of Hovel is very loosely inspired by ancient civilizations and cultures, such as Egypt, Mesoamerica, Sumer, Asia, and odd prehistoric creatures and deep sea life, but the idea is to create a purely fantastical world that has no direct or discernible connections to these inspirations.

Hovel is a "fully-illustrated visual novel", creating a cinematic quality without all the work of full animation.

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REVEAL TRAILER

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Nahavad
Nahavad

The subterritory of Nahavad resides in the Havad territory, one of the largest territories on Ulnara.

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War Glider
War Glider

The Nahavadian army uses these war gliders to attack their enemies. This glider is topped with a statue of Tuul, the goddess of creation, who has been repurposed as a goddess of war and destruction by Nahavad.

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Nahavadian Room
Nahavadian Room

A room of a fairly wealthy diplomat living in Nahavad.

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Nahavad
Nahavad

The subterritory of Nahavad resides in the Havad territory, one of the largest territories on Ulnara.

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