Visit the real town of Cachiche, Peru, to spend your nights looking for potential ghosts to photograph. Discover a generative narrative as you show your photos to local people who describe what they see in them.
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Positive (10 reviews) - 80% of the 10 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 11, 2015

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“What works here is that uncertainty space... In a number of places you’ll see shadows that don’t have a body. And you’ll also see people discussing secrets in dark rooms or running past you hurriedly from behind fences. But this only adds to the underlying feeling of something sinister and ominous present, watching you, following you wherever you go...”
Kill Screen

“It's all pleasantly dizzying, like a fever dream.”
Baltimore City Paper

About This Game

Visit a quiet town in the Peruvian desert at night searching for spirits and taking photos, then sharing these pictures with locals who tell improvised stories about them. This game is based on time I spent with a brujo (sorcerer) in the desert suburb of Cachiche, a town that was founded by witches during the Peruvian Inquisition. Here descendants of witches still live and continue to practice traditional healing and fortune-telling.

FEATURES
  • Explore a 3D world with ambient sounds, voices and textures from the Peruvian desert, a living environment at night.
  • Use your photography as a means of conversing with non-player characters, revealing what they see as well as what they imagine.
  • See yourself as an outsider, lurking in alleys, eavesdropping on conversations, going where you're not supposed to go.
  • Watch the forces of tourism at work and the conflicts rumbling beneath the surface of a small town.
  • Discover that your camera is not just a passive recorder, but that its act of observation can change the environment.
  • Complete progressively more abstract quests and delusional journal entries.
  • Export and share your photos.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: WindowsXP SP2 or higher
    • Processor: 1.80GHz Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card with 512MB of VRAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X v10.7 Lion or higher
    • Processor: 1.80GHz Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card with 512MB of VRAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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Overall:
Positive (10 reviews)
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Gamboleer
( 16.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Works well in Windows 8.1 with AMD video.

Read the earliest reviews for a good overview of what the game is like. The atmosphere of the town and strangely creepy residents reminded me of an old Cyberflix classic, DUST: A Tale of the Wired West.

Worth a couple of bucks just for the unique experience, especially for budding game designers who want to add fresh ideas to their toolkit.
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brotatofarm
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
This game is WEIRD, let's get that out of the way. But it's so eerie, and the way the camera allows you to shape the narrative, and your perspective, is super neat. Honestly felt myself being drawn in until the very end. (I am writing this review mere minutes after finishing it, heh, it just deserves a recommendation so much.) It's supposedly based on some real places, people, folklore, and events that I'm definitely going to look into later. If you're looking for a spooky and unique experience, check out 1,000 Heads Among the Trees!

EDIT: Just wanna acknowledge that a lot of people criticize the execution of this game... And I'll admit it's certainly not perfect. But if you can appreciate something for atmosphere, and if you are willing to compromise having any linear, cut and dry story in favor of a narrative shaped by exploration and personal perspective, then you should be able to enjoy this game.
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shzpimp
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
If you enjoy LSD, and a simple 3d game with random dialog, this is the game for you!

I would not say its worth $6,99 usd only because of how short the game is overall.

But if you want to try something "different" add this game to your library.
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Charbi
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
1000 Among the trees is a pretty good game. Just overpriced and not for everyone. It gives you the freedom to roam around a creepy atmospheric perusian town at night searching for ghosts. With its out of tune bizzare cords that play and strange happenings that happen it makes it a joy to explore the town. It's ominous and near the end I actually did not want to keep playing, because I jsut knew something terrifying was gonna happen. I definently reccomend this game on a sale and if you like creepy games that dont hold your hand throughout the whole story.
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Reaper Stachmo
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: January 25
This game is VERY unique. Very unique. But it is not for everyone.

If you like unusual, ugly, trippy, mindf**king, and creepy games like LSD: Dream Emulator, then this game is for you. If not, immediately look elsewhere.

Anyway, this game has a lot of unique and creative ideas you often don't find in other games. You take photos of people and things around the village to find information and secrets about everything going on in the area. You end up finding and being in situations where you will say "WHAT THE HECK" to youself and develop uneasy feelings about everything. The atmosphere, espeically the busted and ugly graphics, was made to portray uneasiness and creepiness. It works really well for this game, because you will be taking pictures of people and things without permission which obviously makes you a creeper to others in the game.

Overall, a good low budget game with a nice story made for fans who like extremely creepy and trippy stuff.

7.0 out of 10
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ScareCAT
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 15
This game is not typical, but that is one of its' greatest assets. You find yourself in the South American town of Cachiche, Peru and using a local Brujo as a guide (Brujo means something like Shaman or male witch) you explore this extremely trippy town. The graphics are not super slick BUT the way the graphics are works perfectly with the story. The colors, the feel of the game, all of the way the game is designed, mimics my own experience South of the border, though I didnt meet any male witches with motorcycles, unfortunately ;) I enjoed that feeling and I am amazed at how weel the game was able to trap and capture such ephemeral feelings of being a stranger in a strange land. I had no issues with game play, no stuttering, no walking through walls, sound works perfectly, no problems, nada. The game runs smoothly and apparently has different endings depending (I believe) on where you go, who you speak to, etc... I definitely recommend this game for those who like out of the box games which are creative and follow an intriguing storyline. 9/10
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~Senpaige~ Daddyhughes111
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: December 26, 2015
https://youtu.be/EBF6FeICha8

In summary, cool idea, terrible execution.
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JohnyBGooD
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: December 14, 2015
Really mysterious and atmospheric game!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Works well in Windows 8.1 with AMD video.

Read the earliest reviews for a good overview of what the game is like. The atmosphere of the town and strangely creepy residents reminded me of an old Cyberflix classic, DUST: A Tale of the Wired West.

Worth a couple of bucks just for the unique experience, especially for budding game designers who want to add fresh ideas to their toolkit.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
This game is VERY unique. Very unique. But it is not for everyone.

If you like unusual, ugly, trippy, mindf**king, and creepy games like LSD: Dream Emulator, then this game is for you. If not, immediately look elsewhere.

Anyway, this game has a lot of unique and creative ideas you often don't find in other games. You take photos of people and things around the village to find information and secrets about everything going on in the area. You end up finding and being in situations where you will say "WHAT THE HECK" to youself and develop uneasy feelings about everything. The atmosphere, espeically the busted and ugly graphics, was made to portray uneasiness and creepiness. It works really well for this game, because you will be taking pictures of people and things without permission which obviously makes you a creeper to others in the game.

Overall, a good low budget game with a nice story made for fans who like extremely creepy and trippy stuff.

7.0 out of 10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
This game is WEIRD, let's get that out of the way. But it's so eerie, and the way the camera allows you to shape the narrative, and your perspective, is super neat. Honestly felt myself being drawn in until the very end. (I am writing this review mere minutes after finishing it, heh, it just deserves a recommendation so much.) It's supposedly based on some real places, people, folklore, and events that I'm definitely going to look into later. If you're looking for a spooky and unique experience, check out 1,000 Heads Among the Trees!

EDIT: Just wanna acknowledge that a lot of people criticize the execution of this game... And I'll admit it's certainly not perfect. But if you can appreciate something for atmosphere, and if you are willing to compromise having any linear, cut and dry story in favor of a narrative shaped by exploration and personal perspective, then you should be able to enjoy this game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
This game is not typical, but that is one of its' greatest assets. You find yourself in the South American town of Cachiche, Peru and using a local Brujo as a guide (Brujo means something like Shaman or male witch) you explore this extremely trippy town. The graphics are not super slick BUT the way the graphics are works perfectly with the story. The colors, the feel of the game, all of the way the game is designed, mimics my own experience South of the border, though I didnt meet any male witches with motorcycles, unfortunately ;) I enjoed that feeling and I am amazed at how weel the game was able to trap and capture such ephemeral feelings of being a stranger in a strange land. I had no issues with game play, no stuttering, no walking through walls, sound works perfectly, no problems, nada. The game runs smoothly and apparently has different endings depending (I believe) on where you go, who you speak to, etc... I definitely recommend this game for those who like out of the box games which are creative and follow an intriguing storyline. 9/10
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
1000 Among the trees is a pretty good game. Just overpriced and not for everyone. It gives you the freedom to roam around a creepy atmospheric perusian town at night searching for ghosts. With its out of tune bizzare cords that play and strange happenings that happen it makes it a joy to explore the town. It's ominous and near the end I actually did not want to keep playing, because I jsut knew something terrifying was gonna happen. I definently reccomend this game on a sale and if you like creepy games that dont hold your hand throughout the whole story.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
If you enjoy LSD, and a simple 3d game with random dialog, this is the game for you!

I would not say its worth $6,99 usd only because of how short the game is overall.

But if you want to try something "different" add this game to your library.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
5 of 16 people (31%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
https://youtu.be/EBF6FeICha8

In summary, cool idea, terrible execution.
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5 of 27 people (19%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
Really mysterious and atmospheric game!
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