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Available Languages: PT-BR / English

WARNING: 

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


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)

* Secrets


WARNING:  

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

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/

Updated 12 days ago
Published 25 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Rating
(11)
Authorvikintor
GenrePuzzle, Platformer
Tags2D, Dark, DRM Free, glitch, Horror, Pixel Art, Retro, Singleplayer
Mentionsitch.io Recommends: Apes, Birds, and Dem...

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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $4 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

TAMASHII 1.3.zip 116 MB

Development log

Comments

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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.

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!

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!

: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