Alex Young awakens to find herself trapped in a dark mansion filled with deadly traps, bizarre puzzles, and cameras following her every move. Alex and her fellow captives will have to use their wits to escape or die trying in this atmospheric horror adventure.
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About This Game

Delve deep into the darkness of a mysterious mansion and puzzle out a way to escape the horror that lies within. As Alex Young, you awaken to find yourself trapped in a dark room - and your only guide: a cynical voice on the other end of a portable radio. As you move from room to room, solving puzzles and rescuing others like yourself, team up with everyone from a self-important conspiracy theorist to a detective with secrets of her own. It quickly becomes apparent that there is something truly rotten lurking at the heart of this place. But who - or what - lurks in the shadows of this mansion, monitoring your every move?

Inspired by the look and feel of classic horror games, The Tartarus Key serves up a mystery filled with twists and turns, and more than a few deadly surprises. Rely on brains over brawn to help Alex survive, but beware - not everyone might make it out alive.

Features:


  • Escape a deadly mansion filled with dangerous traps, and rescue Alex’s fellow captives… or fail, and leave them to a grisly fate
  • Uncover three different endings, and dig to the heart of the mansion and the strange secrets it and your captors hold
  • Solve puzzles and challenges reminiscent of escape-the-room games in a variety of unsettling and bizarre scenarios
  • A tense, atmospheric adventure that relies on puzzles and plot instead of combat or chase sequences

The Team:


Leonor Parra: Founder of Vertical Reach and the artist making The Tartarus Key as atmospheric and unsettling as possible. Hates jump scares and vowed to make a game that's downright spooky without them!

Kevin Colegate: The programmer in charge of making a game that plays as smoothly as you remember the classics being! A lover of retro games, he hopes The Tartarus Key surprises people with its blend of authentic vibes and puzzles.

Josie Brechner: As a composer, sound designer, and technical implementer, Josie has been creating music and audio experiences for games, film, dance, and interactive theater projects since 2012. As an independent musician, she toured the US and performed internationally, combining sample-based electronic sounds with analog instrumentation. She recently completed a Masters in Scoring for Film and Multimedia from New York University. See more of their work at http://josiebrechner.com

Mature Content Description

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Implied acts of violence. Significant displays of blood.

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