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Sarcoex is Haunted is a free roaming physiological horror game in development by a small indie game development group, called Sarcoex Games. In Sarcoex is Haunted, you play as a character named Sarcoex Bloodrun. He suffers from anxiety and paranoia. In periods with high stress and high anxiety; he suffers with horrific hallucinations. Experience the horrors he suffers! Find out what horrors lurks within the mountains and his mind. Are the horrors real or just hallucinations?
My name is Sarcoex Bloodrun I am diagnosed with schizophrenia and suffers in periods with high anxiety. When I am stressed I can see and hear things which aren't normally there, it all seems real to me, but others around hasn't seen the horrors I have seen. I just want these “monsters” to go away. My therapist have suggested I take some time for myself, take walks in the mountains or just go on a vacation. I have decided to visit my fathers old work place, it is an abandoned research center in the mountains, I can't remember to name of the mountains, but I have visited the place many times. I know how to get there. I will go there at night, as no people is around at that time, and I can then just focus on relaxing.
Some say it's cursed, some say it's haunted.. I don't know..
The Mountains was Sarcoex's uncle's, Dr. Bloodrun, old workplace. Twenty years ago, his uncle mysteriously disappeared, Sarcoex was only five years old at the time. After Dr. Bloodrun's disappearance, the workplace was put under quarantine for ten years. After the quarantine was lifted, the old workplace was made open to the public. The Mountains was used a military biological research facility. The facility was known to the public, and rumors were spread that horrifying experiments were conducted. No one knows exactly what types of experiments, but some claims the scientists were trying to find an alternate food source. As of this day, no animals has been seen in the mountains. It flourished with animal life before the facility was established.
Some claim that hallucinations is only a result of different universes connected by a wormhole, and that some particles go from a universe to a connected universe, and that these particles from an other universe, can form creatures that can interact with the different chemicals and electricity in the brain of some humans and animals. Those with such a brain, can see and interact with these creatures, and may get a better understanding of the universes and the multiverses. If those with such knowledge, unknown and surreal knowledge, try to claim that they got the knowledge by studying a creature that no one else can see; they are considered mentally ill. Some hear voices, some see things. Are they just something from another universe? Or even from another multiverse? Or are they just hallucinations and unreal?
You can buy early access to the game here: Indiedb.com, at a discounted price while the game is in alpha or beta. The full version will be a bit more expensive (not much :) ). You also have the choice to download a DRM free installation file after you have bought early access. The release is currently only for Windows.
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Use: Mouse Left Click
Interact: Mouse Left Click
Close Window: Escape
Exit Game: Alt+F4
What happens after the final release? We will continue to develop more maps, new stories, fix more bugs and add new features, all included as patches to the final release.
Explore the mountains to discover what horrors and mysteries lurks within. Explore, solve puzzles, freak out and have fun.
The gameplay is puzzle, exploration and investigation based. The goal of the gameplay is to make the player think, instead of act; "What WAS that?", "That's creepy.", "Hope it's not following me or watching me." The player will be dragged in and be interested and freaked out.
You have limited battery on your flashlight, you need to use the flashlight to be able to solve some of the puzzles. Batteries are found by exploring and solving puzzles. You can solve the puzzles in what order that you find most suitable. If you fail a puzzle, you can't restart it, the story simply adapts to your failure, or success, if you manage to solve a puzzle. Like the first puzzle at the start of Bard's Tale (in the small prison), PS2 and Android version.
If you have a microphone, the game can monitor it, and find out if you breath heavily, screams, panicks or if you are just calm (based on pitch and volume).
Dynamic random events; on a playthrough you can trigger certain events and on other playthroughs those events may not be triggered at all. A different experience almost every time you play.
Beginning in May Linux development of Sarcoex is Haunted starts.
As a tester you will get the chance to test both the Linux and the Windows version of the game, and you will also get a free copy of the game on Desura.
The form can be found here: [Click me please]
Sarcoex is Haunted is developed by a small indie group called Sarcoex Games, this group has 2 members; The Project Manager Anderwin and the Lead Developer André "Sarcoex" Nilsen. Anderwin's job is to tell André what he need to focus on, when the deadline is and what he should do next, Anderwin is also handling almost all people interactions, as André struggle with communication with strangers, due to his shyness and social anxiety disorder. Questions about the game is answered by André though. André's job is to develop the game, post news and progress about the game on IndieDB/Desura. His job is also to review feedback and suggestions, and answer those.
We both have some common tasks though; monitor the comments on IndieDB/Desura. We have a policy; To keep all comments, regardless if they are negative or positive about the game. Only spam is deleted. Even comments written in a different language are kept, they go through a quick google translate, if we do not know that language.
NOTE: DEVELOPMENT MAY BE SLOW AT TIMES, DUE TO ANDRÉ'S STRUGGLES WITH DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
The development has been put on hold, due to my struggles with real life issues. The development has been a heavy burden for some time now, it has literally been killing me. I can’t focus, I have no motivation. And I have gotten really depressed because of little progress. All that has been on my mind is the game, I have thought about it 24/7, been trying to come up with ideas. I have put a lot of time and effort into the game, and I don’t want to stall the development. But it is something that I MUST do, for the sake of my mental health. I don’t know how long the development is going to be stalled, hopefully not indefinitely.They who have bought the game through Alphafunding on Desura, can ask the Desura staff for a refund, if possible. The alpha branch will be renamed to “Donate”, and when the development starts again, the game will be free for all to test, all the way from Alpha to Final release.
The description has been rewritten, and a more in depth back story has been written.
As the story for the prologue is done, the development and design of the prologue chapter has been started! The test map will also be released; free of...
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