A downloadable game for Windows


While escaping from a skirmish during the Mexican Revolution with her partner Angel, soldadera Petra falls into a chasm and finds herself trapped in the ancient ruins of an Aztec temple. Can she solve the puzzle of the ancient Aztecs and escape, or will she succumb to the horrors that lurk within?

A bite-sized horror experience, Tezca: In The Shadows is a student project produced in the Animation & Illustration program at SJSU.


Movement - WASD
Interact/Inspect - Left mouse button
Exit Inspect - Right mouse button
Sprint - Left shift
Crouch - Left ctrl
Lighter - F key
Pause - Escape key
Space - Skip cutscenes

Game Play Recommendations

- Wear headphones for best sound experience
- Adjusting screen brightness if applicable for desired spookyness

System Requirements

OS: Windows 7
Processor: 2 GHz  or better
Memory: 8 GB RAM
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 300 MB free space

Processor: quad-core 3.5 GHz or better
Memory: 8 GB RAM
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 300 MB free space

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StatusIn development
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorCreaky Wrist House
GenreSurvival, Puzzle
Tags3D, Horror, Short, Singleplayer
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LinksInstagram, Facebook


tezca-in-the-shadows-0.0.1-windows.zip 266 MB


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good story 

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1.adding an option to change mouse sens would be nice :)

2.loaded in, changed brightness settings which only applied after my death

3.stayed in hiding space and left hiding space without moving, monster did not detect me, only detected me when i moved after the "getting out" animation

4. stamina + health bars ples :)