Schacht is a fast-paced 3D platformer focused on speedrunning and competition. Run on walls, swing, slide and dash to beat the levels as fast as possible. Compare your best times with your friends and with players from all around the world.
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Release Date:
Feb 27, 2017

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July 22

Server Maintenance

Good news everybody!

Wait, these aren‘t good news at all...
Due to a university-wide server maintenance the Schacht servers will unfortunately not be available on the following days:

Thursday, 27th July 2017
Friday, 28th July 2017
Saturday, 29th July 2017
Sunday, 30th July 2017

We are already working on a new and better infrastructure solution to hopefully prevent this from happening in the future.

In the meantime, go get some fresh air and sunshine – we‘ll see you back in the highscore lists on Monday!
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June 30

Schacht and beyond

Since the release of the first full version of Schacht in February this year, it was quite silent around the game. Nothing more than the reference to a special offer. But today it is time to start a party, because this update is here to spread the good news that there is and will be a lot of work and love put into the game!

Until now, Schacht was a student project made by young talents at the Stuttgart Media University, giving their best under almost real world working conditions and expanding their experience. Without wanting to sound too much like fanboys, we believe they have done an incredible job.

But, just like the students grew during the development of the game as it is today, we think Schacht itself should grow further to become the game it deserves to be. So after a few months with a schedule full of administrative and legal work, we are back on development to create more Schacht for you. Plans on our side include porting the game to more platforms, enhancing the graphics, expanding the feature set and making it more visible for a greater audience.

We hope you will enjoy the upcoming Schacht as much as we enjoy creating it for you!
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About This Game

Schacht is a fast-paced 3D platformer, focused on speedrunning and competition, where you can use different game mechanics to beat a level as fast as possible. The game contains four tutorial levels where you can learn the core mechanics:

  • Dash: The character gains an instantly forward momentum to cover large distances.
  • Wall Run: The character has the ability to run on certain walls.
  • Grapple: Grapple points enable the character to swing from one platform to another.
  • EMP: The character can set off an EMP to manipulate certain barriers, platforms and traps.

After finishing the tutorials, players can choose from several million different levels, which are randomly generated with the help of a procedural algorithm. Hundreds of handcrafted segments are the basis for this algorithm. Additionally, players are able to compete against each other in so called daily, weekly and monthly challenges, which are based on predefined, randomly generated levels. Goal of the game is to finish the levels as fast as possible and set highscores. These highscores are tracked and uploaded for each level. Players can compete against others in a kind of asynchronous multiplayer, where the best run of each player is captured and saved automatically as a so called ghost.

To give the players a more personalized and creative experience, the game also offers a Level Editor, where players can build their own levels and share them with the community, and a character customization system with a lot of different accessories.

Schacht was developed by a team of students of the Stuttgart Media University (Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart).

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 64 Bit
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD Athlon™ X4​ CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX or AMD Radeon 6870 HD series card or higher
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
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