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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.

Information!

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



Published 11 days ago
StatusPrototype
PlatformsWindows
Rating
(8)
AuthorTheTangerine
GenrePlatformer
Tags3D, Dark, Female Protagonist, Horror, Short, Singleplayer, Third Person, Unity
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish

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Sakura no Gakkou v1.01.zip 113 MB
Version 1

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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.


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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
재밌게 즐겼어요!

I loved the art style and, even though the camera angles can be a bit frustrating at times it fit well with the flow of the game. The camera moves reminded me of games such as, the old resident evil and, others I can't recall the titles to right now.
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Hey there, I just recently played through Shakura no Gakkou and I quite liked it, though I do think there are some issues.

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,

Killjoy 

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...

The game was good, it had a smooth gameplay, I enjoyed it. Good job, but you need to fix the brightness. Overall it is a good game.

Rate:5/5

my channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC87ACz99Buum0tospPSQSbA

watch video here:

I really enjoyed the game, it left me with a WhiteDay: A Labyrinth named School atmopshere.


Speaking about criticism: I belive you need to do an update by fixing the brightness which is not really attractive to play it because is very high and also the final chasing of the monster. I had to spend around 10 minutes before I could finally make it to the end. The character is just too slow on the final scene for this monster.