|Genre(s)||Horror, alternate reality|
Sad Satan was a 'game' released in 2015 as 'the scariest game the internet has ever seen!' This subreddit was originally created to dig into the meaning behind the game. During the investigation, someone released a 'clone' with illicit material in it.
Sad Satan is a PC game built with the Terror Engine, first reported on the YouTube channel Obscure Horror Corner on June 25, 2015. Following initial reviews, the channel's video of the game was picked by a number of English-language publications and later internationally. The creator of the game was allegedly a man from Lubbock, Texas named Gary Graves. The current whereabouts of Obscure Horror Corner are unknown.
Sad Satan is a horror game in which the player navigates a maze made out of various shadowy hallways as distorted music and audio plays in the background. In 2015, the game was popularized after it was purportedly discovered on the deep web by YouTuber Obscure Horror Corner. It is a harmful Trojan from the malware family which can give a malicious hacker access and control of your PC. Threats in this family can also try to steal your online banking details. Satan can spread via Facebook, Youtube, Skype, removable drives, and drive-by malware. Download Sad satan for PC - free download Sad satan for PC/Mac/Windows 7,8,10, Nokia, Blackberry, Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo - free download Sad satan Android app, install Android apk app for PC, download free android apk files at choilieng.com.
In an interview with Kotaku, the channel's owner claims to have downloaded the game from a Torhidden service after receiving a tip from an anonymous subscriber. The subscriber in turn claims to have found the link via a deep web internet forum, from a user only known as 'ZK' Initially, some followers were skeptical of the game, fearing it may contain gore or child pornography. However, the owner of Obscure Horror Corner shared that, so far in his playthroughs, the game had not contained any such material.
Following the Kotaku interview, the subreddit '/r/sadsatan' was formed on the website Reddit to discuss the game and quickly realized the .onion address provided by Obscure Horror Corner contained invalid characters. Three days later, another interview with the Obscure Horror Corner owner appeared on Kotaku, claiming that the link was purposefully given in error since the game itself did in fact contain such graphic material and the Obscure Horror Corner channel owner did not want to be responsible for disseminating such material. In an update to the Kotaku article, Patricia Hernandez states:
I should have presented the tale of its discovery with more skepticism. I apologize for that. While the original article admits that the game exists in a more mythical state than a tangible one, it could have gone farther to make clear what was concrete about Jamie's tale and what wasn't.
Minutes before the update, a new version of the game was posted to 4chan by someone claiming to be ZK, claiming that Obscure Horror Corner had not been showing their viewers the 'true' Sad Satan. Members of the 4chan community downloaded this version of the game and attempted to play it. Some users complained that their computers began running sluggishly, and a few even reported that their computers became completely unresponsive while trying to run the game. A few users even reported that their computers would not turn on anymore after running this version of the game. One Reddit user attempted to play the game from a Live USB instead of from his computer's main hard drive. Later, when this user tried to boot up his computer, the computer failed to start up normally. This version of the game, dubbed the 'clone' by most of the /r/sadsatan community, contained images of violent gore and child pornography, some of which were accessible right from the title screen; resulting in another version of the game with this graphic material removed (which is often called the 'clean' version) being created by Redditors and subsequently redistributed.
In 2017, a man from Lubbock, Texas named Gary Graves was arrested on counts of child pornography possession, he ran a YouTube channel Scarebere which had posted a video titled Sad Sad Satan. The YouTube channel in question can be traced back to a Reddit account that was created 4 days before the post containing the link to the 'clone' was posted on 4chan, the Reddit account that was created was ScarebereZK. Another video found on the channel also showed a middle aged man, the credits in the video identified him as Gary Graves. The man in the video is identical to another Gary found in the 2017 Lubbock criminal registry; which led some to assume that Gary was indeed the creator and poster of the 'clone' game.
Sad Satan was the last game covered by Obscure Horror Corner, and since then, the YouTube channel has been abandoned for unknown reasons. There has been speculation that the game was in fact created by the owner of Obscure Horror Corner in an effort to increase viewer subscription count, and that the Deep Web story was a complete fabrication to give the whole account more intrigue. Some believe that Obscure Horror Corner created the clone as well in an attempt to lend credibility to the claim that there was actually gore and child pornography in the game.
It is also possible that Sad Satan was not created by the owner of Obscure Horror Corner, and that in truth, the owner of the channel decided to go into hiding because of all the controversy after the malware version of Sad Satan was released.
Others also speculate that ZK and the owner of Obscure Horror Corner are the same individual.
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The original game posted by Obscure Horror Corner features walking down monochromatic corridors while various audio samples are played and looped over each other. Audio in the game leans heavily on recordings of interviews with various murderers, such as Charles Manson. The game also depends heavily on distorted or reversed audio of such interviews or musical clips, such as the song I love Beijing Tiananmen, played in the beginning. Reversed clips from the Swedish Rhapsodynumbers station can also be heard. The Doors' rendition of 'Alabama Song' can also be heard, starting with the verse 'Show me the way to the next little girl.'
While the player controls their character through the hallways, images may intermittently display, taking up the entire screen and preventing the player from progressing any further until the image automatically closes a few seconds later. Most of the images seem to reference child abuse, especially people indicted in Operation Yewtree, such as images of Jimmy Savile and Rolf Harris. Other images revolve around crime, and include people convicted or accused of murder such as Japanese child murderer, cannibal, rapist and necrophile Tsutomu Miyazaki. Included also are photographs of Lady Justice statues, and political figures such as former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Images of accident victims and murder victims are also shown, including the aftermath of a person struck by a truck, and a beheading. Additionally, at least one version of the game contains an image related to the case of Corinne Danielle Motley, a Florida woman who was arrested for producing child pornography, the image being a screencap from a video that led to her arrest.
That particular version also contained a virus that caused a wide range of negative effects, from causing the infected computer to become sluggish to a permanent shutdown, once the executable was run. The only other 'characters' in the game are children who simply stand in one place and do not move or interact with the player at all. In the final video posted by Obscure Horror Corner, one of these children does begin to follow the player, causing 'contact damage'. Since the player has no means of self-defense or any ability to heal damage, the player will inevitably die at this point in the game.
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At the beginning of this month, a mysterious horror PC game entitled 'Sad Satan' began making waves as one of the scariest things to appear on the internet since perhaps Slenderman and 'Five Nights at Freddy's.'
Unfortunately, the game only gets scarier as the mystery surrounding its origins continues to develop.
After several reports and thousands of views on the Obscure Horror Corner's original play through of the game 'Sad Satan,' curious gamers scoured the internet (and the deep web) in search of the game. Unfortunately, it would appear that not only are several 'versions' of the game floating around, but also that Jamie of the Obscure Horror Corner YouTube Channel may have made a version himself.
The official Reddit thread for 'Sad Satan' provides the following explanation of the chain of events of how the game came about after originally appearing on the Obscure Horror Corner YouTube Channel.
'July 5 it is discovered that the original download link from the deep web that was provided by Obscure Horror Corner could never have actually existed. People begin doubting the validity of the game in the first place, assuming that OHC created the game himself to increase his viewer base,' said BrokenLink100.
The post goes on to explain how suddenly the 'real' version of 'Sad Satan' began to appear for download on 4chan:
'An anonymous post appears on 4chan's /x/ board, claiming to be the person who originally provided the game to OHC. He tells everyone that OHC had not been showing anyone the 'real' Sad Satan, and provides a Clear Web link to download the game. People begin downloading it like mad, only to find that there is child pornography and gore obviously right there in the game files.'
This 'real' version allegedly caused much chaos for those who downloaded it, including computer crashes, odd computer behavior, and even inability to boot at all. After this version, another Reddit user managed to salvage the components of 'Sad Satan' (aside from the illegal materials and malware) and has made it available for the few remaining brave souls who want to check it out first hand.
Despite the discovery that perhaps Obscure Horror Corner's Jamie may have edited or even outright created 'Sad Satan' himself, it seems like an unhealthy amount of work to go through and remain anonymous for the sake of creating a mystery.
In fact, some Redditors have theorized that based on the gap of time between uploads, Jamie probably didn't create 'Sad Satan,' but was forced to adjust it to keep up momentum once the game approached the dangerous (and illegal) child pornography.
There don't seem to be any hard answers about 'Sad Satan' at the moment, as no creator has come forward with proof and pride. In that way, if Obscure Horror Corner did create the game just to garner attention they've certainly achieved it
One thing is for certain, I am still not going to play that game in any of its versions.