The Sandman

The Sandman is a freeware horror-style adventure game by Uri made in WOLF RPG Editor.
It is the second game in the Strange Men Series.

For days now, Sophie Grundler has been unable to sleep.
Bullied at school, and her father busy with work, she simply has to endure.
Then one night, the clock in her room stops ticking...


(Content Severity: Very Mild)

The Strange Men Series
The Crooked Man | The Sandman | The Boogie Man | The Hanged Man



Download The Sandman (Version 3) | (Mirror)
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The Sandman is now available on Steam and Playism for $3.
The game will remain free here, but you can show Uri your support by purchasing it.

Supported Platforms
The game's engine is made for Windows only, with no native support for other platforms.
To play on Mac, you can try a general-purpose tool like WineBottler.




Usage Notes

Videos are allowed, but should not be profited off of, with the exception of YouTube monetization.
Live streams are allowed.
Fanworks are generally allowed and can be sold.
However, you should not sell anything that uses any specific resources from the game.

[1] Japanese rules page



Troubleshooting

Make sure to extract the game to its own folder instead of running directly from the ZIP file.
If you don't do so, any saves made will be lost the next time you run the game.


If pictures aren't appearing where it seems they should, you must run the game as an administrator.
Right-click Game.exe, go to Properties, and under the Compatibility tab, check "Run this program as an administator."

(The first such picture should appear in the shower during the intro.)

You may get an error about Game.dat not being found if the game folder's filepath contains special characters (accents, etc.).
This can be fixed by moving the game folder somewhere without special characters in the path.
There may also be errors when running in certain locales, but it should always work in English or Japanese locale.




Screenshots

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Walkthrough

I've provided a walkthrough if people get stuck.
Click or highlight the black boxes to show spoiler text.

Walkthrough



Translation Notes
(These contain spoilers for all aspects of the game. Only read after you've beaten it fully.)



Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream...