Epic short horror experience amazing atmosphere created and it was nice seeing a 3rd person game as well and the monster was horrible generally scary excellent game
Sakura no Gakkou
A downloadable game for Windows
Sakura no Gakkou, or School of Cherry Blossoms, is a short horror game where you wake up in an abandoned school after falling asleep in a boring day of class. You play as a school girl named Yumi and you'll need to find a way to leave the school.
As you explore parts of the school while searching for that escape path, you may learn troubling secrets about the school.
This game demo was made in the third semester of the team's undergraduate program as part of a final project. It was developed by a team of seven members, using Unity. While this game demo may or may not receive any updates in the future, we will always be glad to hear any feedback or criticism that you, as a player, may provide in order for us to do better as game developers.
Currently, our game may not be optimized well enough to run on lower end PCs. There are some visual bugs, but we have made sure to iron out all the major gameplay bugs that we have encountered.
If there is any confusion about controls, you can press the ESC button whenever during gameplay to bring up the controls but just in case, here's the controls:
- WASD/Arrow keys - Move
- Shift+Move - Run
- Ctrl - Crouch
- Ctrl+Move - Crouch-walk
- Space bar - Jump
- Escape - Pause
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An absolute masterpiece! I love the artstyle and especially the atmosphere! The setting itself looks a bit hasty but god damn if you play throught the whole game and get what the story is about you just feel tears in your eyes! Very well done.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
i was waiting for an explaination at the end lol! very good job
Loved it :D. It was fast and very scary just the way i like it.
really enjoyed the game, though the arts classroom reminded me of january
Great job! I really like it! This one is particular is very funny and spooky. I actually made a video playing this amazing game with hilarious reactions. I hope you enjoy. Keep the good work!
the ending though, wow
Sakura no Gakkou is an interesting game with a deep plot, even though there isn’t any voice acting nor an extreme length of time to complete the game. To be honest, this game reminded me of Playdead’s Inside, where the in game characters are faceless and voiceless. But don’t let that deter you away from the plot. I definitely recommend this little indie game for those who wants to have a bit of fun.
An interesting game! The atmosphere was spot on and i was pleasantly surprised with the art at the beginning. Love the lighting and the scene setting! The controls felt pretty tight too, I'd enjoy playing a full version of this!
When will the game be released with no errors that will automatically end?
And I want to have a true ending!
Thanks for playing our game!
Is it possible that you elaborate more on what kind of error did you encounter? Is it the one where it crashes and abruptly ends the game after the player falls asleep? We've yet to find a reliable way to replicate that particular crash on computers we've tested on, so we're still working on fixing this. Sorry about that!
Love the art style of this game, hope to see more games from you guys!
great game, i like it, really good work on the development. you guys did a good job
looking forward for much more games from you guys.
only negative things is camera can be weird at times, other than that, beautiful, truly beautiful.
this Game is so creepy * echoes away *
such a cool game! Surprised me a couple of times! There were some nice aesthetics like the camera positioning, lighting, and story moments! Great job!
I don't want detention!
What a great game! I love the way the mood was set since the beginning. The cinematics were amazing and the gameplay as well. I love how the camara was set were I couldn't really see what's in front of me or behind me. That adds a feeling of dread and horror that makes the game even better. 10/10 this kind of game is why I love indie games
The ending shocked me when I saw who that was.
This game was amazing! There was so much creepy symbolism and the sound design was awesome as well. I always find that Japanese horror or things based off it are the scariest. This definitely got me good a couple times!
Markiplier played your game!
This game had an awesome atmosphere. The visuals were great and the gameplay was solid. The game itself was very well optimized and ran pretty smooth! Everything from the sound engineering to the story was spot on and left me wanting more. My only complaint was how short the game was. There is definitely room for a sequel or spin-off, maybe even a prequel to add onto the game itself. The game was very well done! Thanks so much for making this!
Really enjoyed this even though it was very short.
This was great, thanks!
I really enjoyed this game. I wish there was more. The horror aspect of it was the most enjoyable. as well as the atmosphere. Very well made I thought.
the monster reminded me of no face from spirited away great game guys
First off, this ran so smooth so high marks from me already.
interesting way of depicting brutality and the scares through out kept my bottom held tight.
I think there was a message in there too at the end but i'm not 100%
Overall lovely game, well made and it ran like a dream, good job!
Short but amazing! The sound design in this game was great, and I love the art style. This game would be amazing to be expanded upon, but I love it as is! Thanks for making such a fun experience.
The atmosphere and the aesthetic of the game is superb!!
Honestly I could play a full game with this kind of story and art direction.
The stylized models, the gloomy environments and the animated sequences make this game really pleasing to play. Not to mention that this way you achieve to tell a story in a creative way.
If I could provide any feedback that would be just keep working on the project. You have something that can be a really awesome game!
I wish you the best!!
awesome game! great interpretation to the game as well.
I like the school side horror and environment jumpscare. Not sure if my theory on what happened in the school is close or not. But I like to think I got close to the truth.
really like the game the art and graphics are amazing and the story is very interesting hope to see more or more games form you!!
Thanks to The Tangerine team for creating this game! :) While the environments could be busier / death animations could use some work, given the time you all put this together I enjoyed it and appreciate your hard work!
That's Pretty Game! I Enjoyed Play Game
I’ll start off with the things I liked. The game is visually appealing, it feels like a rather simplistic style at first but it really caught my attention with the use of bright red cherry blossoms, it adds a nice contrast to the otherwise dark environment. The art style of the images in the beginning and end of the game is also very good. The story, while a tad bit confusing, is interesting once you piece it all together, the lack of spoken or even written words makes this a bit tricky though, but I still enjoyed it. Lastly, I liked the overall atmosphere and the way things are presented to the player.
There is one glaring issue that slapped me right in the face immediately, the game’s brightness, it’s turned up so high that at times I could barely tell what was happening in some scenes, though the still images are just fine. A more minor issue I found was with the camera, I have no issue with the fixed camera perspective but at times it follows the character closely when it shouldn’t, like when entering some classrooms, the camera sticks to the character, but with others it follows the character from outside the classroom, I feel that this creates some awkwardness as the player has a high chance of getting stuck on something or lost, given the amount of objects in a room. As I said, a very minor thing but for some reason it stood out to me as an issue.
All in all, as an undergraduate project this is good. A bit of polish and some brightness/contrast correction and you’ve got yourself an interesting and spooky game.
I hope you don’t mind but I made a let’s play video of the game over on my channel.
Cheers and best wishes,
Really great atmosphere and sound effects! Made it a lot creepier. I liked the art style even though the game was a little dark but I guess that also added to the creepiness.
Greetings from Germany. It is a very creative game, I really enjoyed playing it. The overall atmosphere was just brilliant and the jumpscares really got me. I also love the setting and the story behind, for a free indie horror game it is really good.
Sadly I encountered some bugs while playing. The skirt of the character seems a bit weird after crouching. I think it wasn't supposed to be like that. Same happened with the shirt after I died a few times in the last segment of the game. I also encountered a bug, that the camera didn't move with the character when I wanted to go upstairs. Hope you can fix that because it would be sad if such a good game has this kind of bugs.
I can't wait to play your next games. :)
I loved this! For an undergraduate final project, this one took my breath away. Gave me some White Day vibes. I do hope we all see longer projects in the future because you guys make an excellent team.
A very neat game. The story and setting kinda reminded me of corpse party.
Gave it a go...