A downloadable game for Windows

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Available Languages: PT-BR / English

WARNING: 

This game contains Flashing Lights and potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy.

Estimated Playtime: 2.5 to 3 hours (for first playthrough)


An ancient entity seeking help, a Witch, an unnamed soul and a Twisted Temple.

A dark tale about inner discoveries set in a distorted and perverted world. 

You have been summoned by an ancient entity seeking help; He needs you to discover the evil source that hides inside his twisted temple and ensure his legacy.  


Tamashii is a simple puzzle platformer game inspired by obscure Japanese games from the 90s and late 80s.

Explore a twisted temple and purify each chamber to progress.  


* Full controller support.

* Auto Save feature.

* Level select Hub.

* Time trial/Score atack.

* "Slow-motion mode" (on options)

* Tons of secrets and Easter eggs

WARNING:  

Try updating your DirectX version and graphics card drivers before playing. DirectX 11  recommended.



INFO: "You get a steam key by buying the Itchio verstion"


Extras:  

Vikintor Interview at Re:bind : https://www.rebind.io/ritualistic-madness-and-a-look-at-the-works-of-vikintor-18...

Interview at Vórtex (Brazilian portuguese): https://medium.com/v%C3%B3rtex/simbologia-jogos-obscuros-e-outras-doideiras-uma-...

Rock Paper Shotgun review:    https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2019/02/28/horror-platformer-tamashii-is-aggres...

Arkade Review (Brazilian portuguese): https://www.arkade.com.br/analise-arkade-tamashii/

Purchase

Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

TAMASHII 1.6.zip 193 MB

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TAMASHII Original Sound Track (OST).zip 13 MB
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TAMASHII zine.zip 4 MB

Development log

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Played through the first 2 chambers tonight. Lovely game, but I'm thankful for the option to turn down the effects because they were a bit much. Anyway, hoping the last three chambers continue to deliver on the good gameplay. Feels responsive and just challenging enough that I want to keep playing even when I'm frustrated.

Also, soundtrack's good.

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i have a high score of over 1500 on the first level but it wont make me progress, what do? I looked at a playthrough so it's definetly a bug

help

Hi. You mean Story progress? After finishing the first level you need to return to  Patriarch's room and talk to him (Hub world), after that the path to other levels will be open. 

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thank youuu i didnt figure that one out yesterday but gotit today lol.

also i keep clipping in the wall in that room on the 5th part of the story. I wanted to go left so i did and i have to get through a little platforming challenge but when i drop to go through the 3 shooters falling onto the spike detectors, it clips me in the wall. That keeps me from progressing. I have to restart the game everytime it happens if i want to get past that point. But then i get about 2 tries per time i launch the game.

any idea what i could do?

Oh, sorry for the confusion. it's actually working as intended :). After clipping through the wall you need to keep pressing to move until you get out of bounds of the level. 

My friend pointed me towards this game because they said it was apparently 'my style'. I instantly fell in love with this game's atmosphere and aesthetic, the platforming puzzles were super enjoyable and challenging, and i really liked searching for secrets. This game is great, i'd love to see more things with this style, i look forward to other things you make!

I got this game in the Racial Justice and Equality Bundle and had a lot of fun with it. Alongside the gameplay and atmosphere, I enjoyed looking through the contents of Bonus.rar.
Looking forward to playing your future work!

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Hi! I got the game in the Racial Justice and Equality bundle, and its awesome. It is a pitty that not a lot of people know about it. However, I have a little problem that is driving me kinda nuts right now.  It is kinda spoilery so...








So, in my second playthrough I found my way to the red star. And got the youtube link messague. But with the font used it is hard to see some of the letters in the link. Now I dont know if I just suck at reading, the link is down, or if it was never intended to work. I would appreciate some help. 

Hi, Thanks. That font was a lot confusing isn't? The link sends to the following Video

Thanks! :D

I cannot for the life of me find any information online as to how you got there. Even a hint would be nice, I've been running around looking for fake walls for so long I found the message about game preservation that I don't hear anyone talking about. I agree with that message in a lot of ways, btw vikintor

Hi! I think that the reason why there isnt any info about getting to the red star is because people thought the only way to get there was with a bug. People that were locked in the 'Flesh Hub sequence' wandered around and found the way. Since been locked was fixed in the 1.5 update, I think that people assumed that path wasnt meant to work. 

I only found it cause I was running around like crazy during the jumpscare. There is enough time in the sequence to get there plus some wiggle room. So, apart from look around during the jumpscare, my more helpful hint would be to look around the jumpscare just after completing the Atziluth chamber. Earlier jumpscares dont leave you enough time.

In exchange, I would appreciate some hints for the game preservation message that you found.  

I might do another full run, since I think some of the statues near the  end game were 'talking', but that might just be me been crazy.

Go down the area where you have to leave a clone behind to progress. The roof area directly to the right of the hole has a false ceiling in a part, I saw it because the area was slightly more grey.

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Hi, thanks. I found this post about it https://steamcommunity.com/app/1026400/discussions/0/3855581793666968221/ It is not an elaborate easter egg, but I'm preparing more stuff for my next game.

Alright this game is fantastic, as far as platformers go the clone mechanic made this one extremely unique and challenging. Absolutely loved every bit of horror you threw in, this game is honestly a masterpiece for horror and platform fans

ok, this game is legitimately fantastic!  just when you think you have the gameplay down, be wary, it will mess with your perception & expectations completely. at least for me lol

and yet the puzzles were still great and i enjoyed throughout. definitely one to go in blind btw. thanks for creating this unique, infernal experience !! 

Got this for switch and I absolutely love it. I'm looking forward to see what else can you bring c;

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Absolutely sublime. Well worth going in blind, not using guides, and experiencing it in one sitting. 10/10, fantastically well done!

Quite the unique experience. The puzzles and atmosphere were well done. Wish it was a bit longer though because the puzzles were so fun to solve and the story was intriguing! The pixel art blew me away as well ^^!

I'm really in love with this whole concept. It was a really great game, even though I was really confused about the story while I played it. The puzzles are godlike, and the art is so good I can't even word it.

Also, ótimo saber que um brasileiro fez este jogo. Você estará na BGS desse ano?

Muito obrigado :D . Me sinto "desconectado" quando o assunto é BGS (não é minha "praia"). Apesar de raramente ir a eventos, quando posso dou preferencia a eventos menores voltados ao independente (como o Firmeza Fest). 

Poxa, você poderia tentar uma vaga na rua indie! Acho que ainda dá tempo de se inscrever, conheci uma galera lá que tava apresentando jogo que eles estavam fazendo há apenas 2 meses. Poderia ser bem interessante pra mostrar uma demo do jogo, e achar gente interessada

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An amazing game full of Great puzzles, and not nearly widely enough regarded! Absolutely a 'religious' experience. Not enough good luciferian Representation out there, it's all evil satanic cults that are so overdone it's boring. Absolutely refreshing

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I really enjoy the atmosphere of the game. If you are interested I can translate it in French for free. 

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Does anyone know how to fix it?

Hi. Maybe this can solve the problem:

1º You can try updating your Direct X (if you Direct X was not updated yet) : www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35 

2º If the problem persists you can try to execute the game with NOSHADER.exe inside 'D3DXCompile failed' folder (version 1.6). This exe still a bit experimental and unstable. So if you find further problems feel free to report then back to me ;) 

Also: I'm checking the game again to see if I can update the game further.

Error? 

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Great game, loved the puzzles and the boss battles. Really nailed the grotesque and culty atmosphere. - Grey

Amazing game. Found most of the secrets on my own, had to look up one but I'm glad I found most of them on my own! Still wondering if it's possible to get to that ! thingy

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Interesting game! 

However, I keep getting stuck on this screen. It happens consistently after a few deaths and I have to restart  the game. 

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That's part of the game. Just wait a few seconds and it'll move.

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Oh, I see. Thanks for clarifying it then. It's a bit annoying because I was getting close to finishing the platforming section, but having to restart  the game to do it was just too annoying.

I normally don't play horror like games, but after the disclaimer with PT-BR language also avaliable I changed my mind! I'll give it a shot, quite nice to see something in portuguese :)

hey there! im getting the same error as a few of the people ive seen below. it shows this error just past what looks like the title screen

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game looks cool and id really like to play it if it gets fixed!

Thanks for notifying. It seems like a problem related to Direct X. You can update your DirectX here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35 

I updated the game with an additional NOSHADER.exe. So if the problem persists you can try to execute the game with it. I hope it works (still a bit experimental). So if you find further problems feel free to report then back to me ;)

ops!  Looks like some files got corrupted. I'm going to drop the update a bit later today. Still fixing the NOSHADER.exe. Some events need to be re-writen because they play with some shader functions/events. I'm going to post the update again and also notify on my Twitter page https://twitter.com/vf_vikintor

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Hi, I've had a problem booting up the game as is. It boots up in its beginning loading screen and once I get to the point where I choose a language, It crashes and gives me this

FATAL ERROR in Vertex Shader compilation
ShaderName: shdBktGlitch

Along with other text. My only options on that are "Abort", "Copy" and "Clear". I dont know how to fix the problem and I also got this game from the bundle. 

Hi. I'm sorry that you're facing this issue. It seems like an incompatibility with the shader (or video resolution). Did you try updating the DirectX? There is some rare issue that happens on some computers and updating the DirectX fixed the problem on most of them (DirectX11 is recommended).

No, but I will try that. Thank you!

I updated the game with an aditional .exe inside 'D3DXCompile failed' folder (need to download the game again). If the problem persists you can try to execute the game with this new exe file. Sadly some special effects like image distortion will be disabled. This exe still a bit experimental but should work. If you find further problems feel free to report then back to me ;)

finished it , what an excellent game ! many very clever ideas in this and great gameplay - would recommend buying this one for certain , great job ...

Hey! Is there anything that accelerates my clones' detonation other than me pressing Y? I'm near the beginning, at the second puzzle that requires clones to open portails and they detonate SO FAST I don't have the time to complete the puzzle. When I watch people playing on YouTube, they seem to have a lot more time than me before their clones detonate. Is there a bug, or something I'm not seeing?

Hi. That's odd. Every room should have a variable that defines the clone detonation time for that room. Also, some rooms have a more limited timer, and some puzzles works more like a speed challenge. If this was a glitch (It's also possible) maybe a room was left without that variable (and this made the game loads the last visited room value), you can try returning to 'level select hub'. There is a portal that makes you continue playing the last visited room (next to the Patriarch portal that transports players to that pyramid man). If this is a variable problem this should reset the timer to it's original value.

Also, there is an alternative to slow time on options, this enables the reset button to work as an on/off slow-motion (reset still working when the button is held).

I'm going to check the game again and look for left values, and thanks for playing :D

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Thanks for your answer :) Please let me know if you find something! (I still had the same problem even after returning to the level select hub or erasing my progress)

Oh hey this looks really cool! I might have to give it a try!

Fucking play this. That's it, just play it. Try not to play it at night though, unless you don't want to sleep ever again.

Too fucking bad. I play all my horror games at night.

Cool game! Bought it today, will there be steam keys when it hits steam?

Maybe I'll send a limited number of keys after Steam release. I'm just waiting for Steam confirmation.

They damn well should.  The game is impressive - I can't put it down!

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I'm impressed.  Creepy game, clever puzzles, smart retro atmoshpere, it feels like an artifact from another timeline where this became a cult hit and kept being imported from game system to game system.

So far I like how each boss is a completey different puzzle - it really adds to the feel of the game.  I never know what's coming next.

A bit early to review but my thoughts so far:
The game is pretty damn good! Creepy, atmospheric, dark, abstract, evil.
Story is interesting so far. Beat the first boss, it was fun! 
Visually the game is interesting. The glitch effects + chromatic aberration adds to it a lot! Sprites are detailed, backgrounds are fantastic!

Music is pretty good in overall, but I have one complaint what ruins the immersion for me a bit: when you die, the music restarts. Since there is no death screen, you restart immediately, it would be much, much better to keep the music playing, not restarting. It's easy to die again and again so the constant music resets kinda ruins it.

It's clear there was a lot of work in this game! Other than the music issue, it can be really immersing. It has some OFF / Yume Nikki vibes sometimes, it's a dark version of Super Meat Boy somewhat (probably reminds me of it because of the quick dead, retry mechanism... idk)...
Controls are perfect! The puzzles are really well done. The escalation is great! It starts easy, it makes the player understand the mechanics in a safer environment, then it gets more complicated, harder, more complex. Interesting combination of darkness, horror, abstract, platforming and puzzles. Wasn't sure it'll work together when I started playing. But it definitely does! I'm enjoying this a lot and I'm happy with the purchase! Not flawless, minor improvements could help.

So my criticism is: restarting music and maybe the clones should have a visible timer on themselves too along with the HUD. Of course, in a stylish way.

Money well spent! Great job!

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:D Thanks for playing and writing a review + suggestions. This will definitely help me improve my future releases. 

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Really enjoying this game....but man, the Left Hand Path room for...I can't remember the name...but it's the level with the female tongues and clone sliding "stations".  I cannot figure this one out, and it's driving me absolutely nuts. XD


I feel like there is another clone sliding station missing in the room.  Like there was supposed to be one after all the saw blades or something?  It doesn't seem possible.  Maybe I'm just not seeing it, but in order to progress, you have to trip the white and orange symbols to progress through the saw hallway due to the motion laser.   Not sure if this is a bug, or what.   It's impossible to use timing or delay of the door gates holding the clone in place to get both to hit both switches simultaneously...because underneath the white switch is an orange platform that drops it if you attempt that strategy.   I've found all the other left hand path rooms so far to be challenging, but ultimately solved them.  I'm really stuck.


NEVERMIND IM AN IDIOT.    AWESOME PUZZLE.   

nope....my idea was wrong...still stuck.

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I'm stuck on this puzzle too and it's killing me

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Hah!  Your video is why I ended up buying it.  :D