A strange deck of playing cards.
A stranger appearing from a sudden storm.
The sheltering doorway of a lonely manor.
Unliving dolls smiling emptily as they chase you down.
They just want you to join them. Forever.
String Tyrant is a survival horror game where you must look, think, hide, and if necessary, fight your way out of a mysterious mansion filled with monsters and traps.
If you're defeated by a monster or fall for a trap, you'll be ensnared by the manor's residents - and join them to hunt your former friends. At least you'll be a pretty doll.
The game has an active card-based combat system where you build combos using your magical cards. You can hear nearby enemies through doors and walls, can open and close doors to try to break line-of-sight, and must contend with traps that will tax your wits. You'll need to unlock the secrets of the manor to stand a real chance of escape.
A free demo is provided. Please ensure system compatibility with the demo before purchasing the full game.
The demo covers the first "phase" of the game, featuring one enemy types, three doll types, and two endings. The full game contains more enemy types, traps, environmental hazards, new equipment, and the rest of the game's story.
Version 1.07 (June 14th, 2020)
This version fixes several bugs and adds the HD art pack as a free downloadable to anyone who owns the game. The art pack contains some of the sketches used to make the game and some unused assets.
Version 1.03 (April 22nd, 2020)
The OSX build has been split into its own version for both the demo and full game.
The Linux build has been discontinued as it is not cross-compatible with any other Linux versions. Version 1.02a will remain available for download for any Linux users who happen to be running Mint.
If you are a Linux user and would like to play the game, a guide has been written here by friendly user Bicobus. The guide is slightly outdated - the engine repository is here. You will need to compile the game for your distro, but the process is relatively painless.
The OSX version was compiled on OSX 10.14.6 Mojave. As above, please contact the team if you wish to compile the engine on another version.