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T.N.T.S.: The Stairs is a tech Demo for one of our horror game engines that has developed into a small stand alone Horror experience.

The concept for T.N.T.S. is to create a series of games and interactive experiences that take inspiration from well known horror legends, and challenge the player to remain calm during playthrough, hence the "Try Not To Scream" (T.N.T.S.) in the series title.
They are best played alone, in the dark, with earphones on, and should be well suited for reaction/let's-play videos by streamers and gameplay video producers.

This first title takes inspiration from the infamous SCP-087 article (for more information on this, read below), creating our own setting, story and plot twist.

Our story begins with a man waking up every day in what looks like the same asylum cell, descending the same set of stairs, seeing all the horros that await in the dark, only to faint and repeat the process endlessly.
Every day something is different, but he is forever trapped in a terror loop.
Is there a way out? Can he actually do something to free himself? 

Beware: Even though there is a plot involved and a puzzle to solve for the story to unfold, this product is intended as a small stand alone horror experience.

It is not, and does not mean to be, a traditional full game.

Be warned: randomized jumpscares galore!

T.N.T.S.: The Stairs takes inspiration from "SCP-087" by "Zaeyde": http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-087
Content relating to the SCP Foundation, including the SCP Foundation logo, is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. All concepts originate from www.scp-wiki.net


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TNTS_The_Stairs_Setup.exe 294 MB


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Didn't realize there was an ending, but enjoyed the game nonetheless!  Hope to see more from you!


Thank you very much for playing T.N.T.S. : The Stairs! Yes, it is actually possible to see an ending , figuring out the puzzle that lets you break the death loop! Stay tuned for more, we have a lot planned out and we are working really hard to deliver it to our players! Cheers!


I really enjoyed the overall concept for this game and had a blast getting scared and racking my brain for the answer. I did manage to find my way down and out. Also left some personal thoughts at the end of the video. Thank you devs for making this I can't wait to see what else you'll make. =D


Well thank you very very much for playing and enjoying T.N.T.S. : The Stairs! Congratulations for finding your way out, all the while providing funny and entertaining commentary. We are very glad that you perfectly captured the spirit of this production, and we will definetly make use of suggestions and critiques. Stay tuned for more, and until then, cheers!

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Thank you for playing T.N.T.S. : The Stairs! The meaning of the game is whatever the player wants it to be or sees in it, just like everything in life. Cheers!

Theres a difference between being scared, such as with tense ambient noises and unsettling atmosphere, and being startled, with full screen overlays and unavoidable deaths. This game did the latter and tbh I feel it could have been so much better if you didn't cheap out with overlays and random screams but went with a more unsettling feeling as you descend and the stairs become more corroded or warped.


Hi there and thank you for playiying T.N.T.S. : The Stairs. We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your experience as much as other gamers did, but we are always happy to get some constructive critcism. As stated in the description, this was not meant to be a complete full game per se, but a small free horror experience. Being based on SCP-087, we decided to go the "jumpscare-athon"" route because we thought it could fit. We understand that not all players like this type of things and as you state, you are not one of them, so it's just fair that you did not like it, but we may suggest, for the next time, to maybe give the game a little bit more of a chance from the beginning, trying to get in the mood: maybe turn the volume up, look at all the details, thread carefully instead of running, and any other thing that might get you, and the audience as well, more engaged , even if you're not feeling the atmosphere as much as others did. As for the progression itself, there actually is an ending and the deaths are not unavoidable, none of them: some other streamers found their way down ;)
Anyway, we really hope that you will come back when we release some actual complete full games, less jumpscary and more atmospheric, try them out and give us your opinion as well. Until then, cheers!

Thank you for the polite response and I do look forward to seeing what else you release.

I like the concept , but you have way to many png jumpscares. 

Thank you very much for playing T.N.T.S. : The Stairs and for your feedback. We know that 2D jumpscares might look out of place at times, but during testing we found that those were the ones that got the biggest reactions because they completely and instantly fill the whole field of view of the player, so we decided to use some. Furthermore, since they are randomized for every loop, players were more scared to turn corners. We will keep this in mind for our future works though, even though we would have liked to add the Scebbleflap ;) Cheers!

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Great job for making it all the way down! The elevator is not supposed to work, sorry if that is not clear for the player. The key is for something else, and when you find it, it will open it automatically :)

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Thank you very much for playing T.N.T.S. : The Stairs and for your feedback, it's always important to know what gamers like best. Cheers!


man this was good!! definitely got me good! :D wasnt quite sure how long it went on for but had a ton of fun and felt very sketch about going rounds corners lol XD great job on making this game :D 

Thank you very much for your feedback and thank you for playing T.N.T.S. : The Stairs!  You were close to figuring out something right there! Cheers!


Hey Guys..... Enjoy my video and try the game for yourself.. let me know if you find an end lol 

Thank you for playing T.N.T.S. : The Stairs and sharing your video! Cheers!


oof. This one took me for a spin. Curious as to how close I was to figuring out the ending (if there is one)?

Thank you for playing T.N.T.S. : The Stairs! Yes, there is an ending and you were definitely onto something right there. So close, yet so far ;)


This game is scary!

Thank you very much for playing,  and for your feedback, stay tuned for more! Cheers!


Thought I was going to die during one of the jumpscares ..


Haha, great reaction, it was fun, thank you very much for playing, stay tuned for more! Cheers!


I thought this was short but, it turned out to be way longer than what I thought it was going to be. Nothing to scary won't have any spoilers in the comment. You did great though and, I think it's a nice tribute to PT games and, the SCP.!

Happy Birthday and thank you very much for your feedback. Objects and jumpscares are actually semi-randomized for every loop  (we're sorry  you didn't encounter some of the scariest ones in this playthrough :) ), and there's actually a way to break the loop and and see the ending. We're very glad you enjoyed T.N.T.S.: the stairs, stay tuned for some bigger, better and complete works! Cheers!

Thank you for the birthday wishes and, sorry for the very late reply as i've been sick and unable to do much. I thought I saw in the description that some things were randomized it's just my luck I didn't get any scare factor things. I may come back to this in the future and, see if a second play through would yield any different results. I will have to keep tuned to your work. Much success in your future developments!

Thank you and see you soon then! Cheers!


This game got me good.  haha I had fun.  Check out my video on YouTube!


Thank you very much for playing and enjoying T.N.T.S. : The Stairs! As stated in the description, this is a horror experience more than a complete full game, but there is a key  to understanding what is happening and  to completing it, and from your video, we can say that you were pretty close to understanding something very important! :)  Cheers!

I'm glad you enjoyed the video! I'm going to play it more,  I just didn't want my video to run too long! 

Yes, of course, it's actually a perfect showcase of what TNTS: The Stairs is about! Cheers!