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A terrible curse has struck this desert...

Now it's up to you, fellow traveller, to undo this horrible curse. Gather the totems necessary for the ritual, but beware of the phantoms roaming the sands. Invisible to the naked eye, their footprints are still visible in the sand. Keep your eyes peeled and tread carefully...

(Includes multiple endings!)



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PhantomsOfSand.7z 45 MB
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A short one. Liked it. Was quite simple. You have to get the 10 totems. Liked the concept of the shadows roaming around and you have to seek their footprints to stay alive. Also like the fact you have a story with 2 endings. It heavilly reminds me of ocarina of time especially the music that plays when we meet the skeleton hanging by in the chains. Good one devs! Keep making more good games!

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Foiled by the thicc hips again...

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Loved the game!

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REALLY FUN GAME

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This game is not my cup of tea! Is probably something for the younger generation.✌✌✌✌✌
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No one asked.

Thank god, a less intelligent person who comments here. I think people like you just have too much time. all the best with your probably not beautiful life path. :)

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frightening footprints

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Nice game :D

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The retro aesthetic works great.

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Interesting game, with nice lore and theming! Thanks for sharing it with us, bro!

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The voices tho~
Nice job!

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Hello, I played this game and I really liked it, the concept was interesting and I liked the monster mechanic, it was very creepy, good work :)

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Gave it a Let's Play and got all endings, nice short horror 

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Great game had a lot of fun with it Great Job👍

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Good game
the atmosphere is quite terrifying and i love its retro aesthetic

pd:I got the good ending the first time

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really fun little game. i loved the voices especially, thought they worked super well in this style.

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Great game. Love the atmosphere, retro visuals and gameplay.

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very atmospheric and spooky, especially the voices worked really well, very unsettling! the totems were a little difficult to see in the desert, wasnt sure what i was looking at at first, but overall a really nice creepy game, definitely my fave from this jam so far!

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Love the art style for this game! It immediately made me feel interested, the intro dialogue was well scripted and I love the Banjo-Kazooie talking style with the text. The sound was on point as well to tell the player what was happening. I didn't notice the footsteps and their deadliness the first time playing. Put an exterior wall or boundary around the outside of the playing area, I kinda of got lost walking out into the desert thinking there was something out there. The itch.io page and game banner looks amazing!

Thank you so much for your kind words! Personally I'm not a big fan of invisible walls, so I made the level loop back around if you walked too far. But you're right, maybe I should have decreased the threshold of how far away you can walk.

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nice game
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i would love it if the entities were a little faster or you were to add maybe 1 or 2 more out there roaming around. good work!

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short but i like the idea of invisible entities that want to kill you.