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About the game

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?

About Sarcoex Bloodrun

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

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.

Hallucinations; real, surreal or just unreal?

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:, 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.

The current prices are:

  • 8.99 USD
  • 8.99 AUD
  • 6.99 EUR
  • 5.99 GBP

You can use Google to convert a currency, ex: '8.99 USD to NOK' -> 49.1536174 Norwegian kroner


Movement: W/A/S/D
Inventory: I
Use: Mouse Left Click
Interact: Mouse Left Click
Close Window: Escape
Zoom: Z
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]

Applications: 25

Approved applications: 25

Testers invited: 10

More testers to be invited in Q3!

Flashlight with limited battery
5th June 2013  - Progress - Alpha 1.6.8

About the developers:

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.



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1 comment by andrenilsen on Aug 7th, 2013

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.

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Sarcoex is Haunted PDF Manual v0.2

Sarcoex is Haunted PDF Manual v0.2

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The first draft of Sarcoex is Haunted's PDF Manual / User guide. Currently manual version is v0.2 Changes: 1.0 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Added Linux System...

Sarcoex is Haunted PDF Manual v0.1

Sarcoex is Haunted PDF Manual v0.1

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The first draft of Sarcoex is Haunted's PDF Manual / User guide. Currently manual version is v0.1

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LordCronos96 Feb 28 2013, 2:27pm says:

Can you die in this game?

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andrenilsen Creator
andrenilsen Mar 2 2013, 9:58am replied:

Yes. But not decided how yet. We will look into different settings and events when and how the player can die, in the beta. :)

Best regards,
André "Sarcoex" Nilsen
Lead Developer
Sarcoex Games

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LordFinnagin Feb 23 2013, 3:00pm says:

System Req? I would like to buy for my YouTube; I like horror.

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andrenilsen Creator
andrenilsen Feb 24 2013, 12:12pm replied:

I'ts hard to said, since it hasn't been analysed yet. It will be analysed before the demo release.
For some pointers, the development machine has these specs:

- Intel Core i5 2550K 3.40 Ghz
- 16 GiB DDR3 RAM (1600 Mhz)
- ATI Radeon HD 6850, with a resolution of 1650x1050
- Western Digital Black 3.5'' 1TB 7200 RPM
- The test build runs at about 120+ FPS with these specs

I don't know the specs of the other team member's computer. It's almost the same as mine I think, and it runs fluently there as well.

I also have a laptop with an Intel Core i3 processor with a Intel HD 4000 GPU, I will test the latest build with that machine and reply you with the updated data.

When testing the latetest build on the developer machine, it uses aprox. 300-400 MB of System Memory. The install EXE of the latest release is about 80 MB in size, compressed.

I hope this information has proven useful. :)

Best regards,
André "Sarcoex" Nilsen
Lead Developer
Sarcoex Games

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ringod123 Feb 21 2013, 12:27am says:

any chance of a demo for those who aren't too sure?

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andrenilsen Creator
andrenilsen Feb 21 2013, 1:58pm replied:

A demo will be released later in the development. We aim to release a demo when the beta development and testing, is about 70% complete. Currently we are working hard to get the game up from Alpha stage to Beta stage. :)
If you want you can track the game and follow it's development process. :)

Best regards,
André "Sarcoex" Nilsen
Lead Developer
Sarcoex Games

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FryingPan Feb 11 2013, 11:50am says:

free or not free ?

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andrenilsen Creator
andrenilsen Feb 13 2013, 9:26am replied:

You can buy early access to the game, it's not expensive. :) It's released on the alphafunding program on Desura. The current prices are:
- 8.99 USD
- 8.99 AUD
- 6.99 EUR
- 5.99 GBP

You can use Google to convert a currency, ex: '8.99 USD to NOK' -> 49.1536174 Norwegian kroner

The early access can be bought from Desura:

I hope this information has proven useful. :)

Best regards,
André "Sarcoex" Nilsen
Lead Developer
Sarcoex Games

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knittel Feb 15 2013, 1:35pm replied:

There's no buy button for me. Will the early access sale start soon or should there already be one?

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andrenilsen Creator
andrenilsen Feb 15 2013, 3:30pm replied:

It's setting was default; 'Invite only'. It should be fixed now. :)

Best regards,
André "Sarcoex" Nilsen
Lead Developer
Sarcoex Games

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An immersive atmosphere, which sends shivers down my spine, I've quite enjoyed my brief foray into Sarcoex's Haunted - Beta Release. After nearly two hours running around doing not much of all however, I found myself to be quite bored. This feels like a canvas painted with some beautiful japenese-esque horror (modern, not medieval), with so much going for it, and so much room for expansion. Definitely a game I will come back to past the beta-release to have the wits scared clear out of me. Minor…

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