Dark Tales from México: Prelude. Just a Dream... with The Sack Man
An Handmade 3D Survival Horror based on true Mexican Folk Tales and Clay Sculptures.
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Nov 5, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We decided to open the possibility to participate and involve you in the last phase of the development process of Dark Tales from Mexico, so that you can help us identify bugs, as well as send us recommendations, proposals for changes or content additions. Rest assured that each and every one of them will be received with the best spirit and interest to be considered and accepted to modify and improve the game experience.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We consider that a period of approximately one month is adequate to evaluate the proposals you send us, but this time may vary depending on the proposals.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“At this moment, the plan only considers the implementation of one last puzle before entering the monster chamber that is already in programming, plus the implementation of the missing sound design and the placement of 3 new models in the model gallery, but consider that this plan may increase depending on the proposals we receive.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“In this version you will be able to enjoy all the finished cinematics. You will have to find at least 3 of the 12 hidden legends and find in them the keys to solve 2 of the 3 planned puzles. You will also wake up and must escape from the Sack Man in the middle of the progressive assembly maze, which will be different every time you enter it, presenting you with up to 10 different mini-scenes and up to 14 spectra / models. Will you be able to find them all?”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?


How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“All comments and proposals to improve the game experience, as well as to increase the content of the game will be considered for this episode, as well as for the remaining 9 episodes. Remember that we also have an open call on the game's official website to be an integral part of the next episodes by recording your own horror story and sending us the audio to integrate it into the game.”
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About This Game

This is a saga of 9 short games and a prelude in a 3D survival horror style, based on tales from the real Mexican folklore in which every monster it´s originally a physical sculpture made and painted by hand and then 3D scanned using photogrammetry.

You are a young girl who is sleeping and having a nightmare in the middle of which your grandmother appears giving you a key, then a black cat starts talking to you and tells you that if you want to wake up, you must recover, in less than an hour, a dagger that is inside a labyrinth where the Sack Man lives, the monster that steals children from that old legend that your grandmother also told and warns you that this labyrinth is alive, that it changes its shape and that it will protect the monster by showing you your own fears, and that if you fail, you will remain inside the labyrinth forever and you will never wake up again.

Thi is the prelude to the story of Alma Guerrero in her journey of search for her grandmother Esperanza who is lost, along which we will discover with her who you are, where is your grandmother, who or what is this enigmatic black cat that talks and why he knows all those old dark tales that forces you to face again and again.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual-Core 64-bit CPU
    • Memory: 8 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 or compatible
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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