Welcome to your ultimate nightmare:

"You`re Peter "Pete" O`Brannon, a Private Eye. Sounds faszinating? It isn`t, trust me - unless you find it exciting to hunt down cheating husbands and lost dogs while living of cheap Chinese food in shabby motels. THAT would be what Petes job is all about - but luckily for him, he has a good customer paying his bills. It`s GlobalSecure Inc., one of the biggest insurance companies on the East Coast. More exactely, it`s Samantha "Sam" Miller who runs their investigation departement on insurance fraud. She`s tough, she`s intelligent, she`s better than Pete. By far better. But due to the companies Code of Conduct and some very nasty ethic rules, she`s prevented from taking, erm, "semi-legal" steps to gain essential information and proofs. That`s where Pete steps in - for 500 bucks per day + expenses + a nice 20% share of the money the company saves with whatever Pete finds out.

Into the Dark is a playable B-Movie, a trash Experience composed out of 60% humour, 30% horror and 10% technical flaws. Enjoy!

This game is based upon the winning entry of the scariest game competition on TGC:


The first release on Gamersgate and as boxed retail product was 30th of October 2012, the official Desura Release in April 2013

WIP Gameplay Level 4:

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Ladies & Gentlemen, dear friends and followers!

To be perfectly honest - yes, we would like to beg for your vote on this years IOTY, too. Please do so and then read on.

However, there is another important news to share. You may have seen screenshots from "Into the Ice" and even some videos popping up here and there, obviously not from our PR fairy or myself. You may have heard from a friend that he / she already defeated the Nazi gunner riding an Ice-T-Rex.

To counter all rumours on that: Yes, that's perfectly legit, and there is no leaked alpha floating around. As a matter of fact, several thousands of players have already taken their stroll in New Swabia (Antarctica), defeated some Eisreichssoldiers or got killed by them, found the New Swabia Nudist Club or freed a poor polar bear trapped on the wrong side of the planet.

Cut off from the rest of the world and supplies, renewable energy is a key to survival in New Swabia!

The Eisreichsführer is trying to give is frozen realm a new, better image. Can you trust them?

The reason why Into the Ice is already played is buried in the last News we posted at Halloween - Into the Dark came this year with a level straight from the production pipeline of Into the Ice. It's almost the full level 3 of the upcoming "Into the Dark" Sequel, but obviously still propped with placeholder assets.

Dont't worry, it contains Nazis, Nazi-Zombies and even boobs!

But it also contains former Nazis who strive to become better human beings, and..
...well, the best is you take a look yourself!

To lower the entrance fee for this Into the Ice teaser level, we have started a week-long deal on Steam, allowing you to buy Into the Dark in the current Halloween Edition for less than 3 bucks!

This one contains:

  • Into the Dark Ultimate Trash Edition with all the latest patches
  • Includes the bonus level where the full movie "Night of the living Dead" runs in the ingame cinema!
  • Into the Asylum Halloween Bonus Game from 2015
  • Into the Ice Teaser level
  • A short documentary about New Swabia
  • Yes, all that for less than 3$!

Go and get it!

And while you are on Steam already, our award-winning 3D Visual Novel Walking Simulator B-Movie "Father's Island" is also on sale!

Of course we would appreciate if you vote Father's Island, too!

All the best,

Ivan from Homegrown Games

Play NOW Into the Dark & Into the Ice !

Play NOW Into the Dark & Into the Ice !


The time has come! We kick off our Halloween Event on Steam with an overhaul and a new release - for free!

Official Announcement: We went back into the ice!

Official Announcement: We went back into the ice!

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Enough of the teasing, enough of cryptic remarks in Interviews spread, enough of occasional screenshots tweeted away. Here we go with the official statement...

Father's Island Giveway is running!

Father's Island Giveway is running!

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What is better than a free demo on Steam? A free full game, of course! Join to win one of 100 Steam keys!

Free demo released on steam!

Free demo released on steam!

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Father's Island gets lot of praise in reviews and articles - much more than we expected. "Try before you buy" and get our demo from Steam!

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IndieDB / Desura exlusive X-Rated X-Mas Demo

IndieDB / Desura exlusive X-Rated X-Mas Demo

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The X-tra trashy playable B-Movie featuring the worst Austrian accent in English gaming history proudly presents the X-R-X-MAS Demo! This is a special...

Official Demo 1

Official Demo 1

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This is the official ENGLISH Demo released prior to boxed release by the German distributig company. Does not contain X-rated scenes, the new jokes &amp...

Hotfix ENGLISH version

Hotfix ENGLISH version

Patch 2 comments

This is the official hotfix for "Into the Dark", ENGLISH retail version. Fixes: - fixed bug with the electricity puzzle in level 4 - fixed bug with the...

Hotfix for German version

Hotfix for German version

Patch 4 comments

if you bought the German boxed or download version, this patch here will give you several enhancements and bugfixes. Besitzer der Deutschen Verkaufsversion...

Into the Dark 100% Playable L5 Public Alpha Cut

Into the Dark 100% Playable L5 Public Alpha Cut

Demo 16 comments

*UPDATED 12-12-2012 with DirectX needed to run it* If game freezes on loading close to end of loading, replace "dividetexturesize=1" in your setup.ini...

Precursor of  "Into the Dark"

Precursor of "Into the Dark"

Demo 1 comment

This is actually the 1-Level-Demo-Tryout freebie rubbish version that won the Scariest Game contest at the TGC boards. While being unpolished and technically...

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It is a okay game I did play better games before if the I don't mind the dark in this game just the really slow walking and blowing up stuff it more the impact of the explosion is to big I stand as far away as I can get but it still hit or killed I can't find the options menu to set the screen or to see the controls the rest of the game is oky some glitches here and there I like the creepy sound it makes it more scary to play at night hope to see some updates on the game it can be improved a lot

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IvanErtlov Creator

check out the latest Halloween Edition on Steam.

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hi I got the ultimate trash addition, and its really hard, is there a trainer or cheat for it.

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IvanErtlov Creator

we scripted a god mode for a player with arthritis. Contact us when you a are desperate enough to need that ;)

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I just start to play Into the dark...looking cool but its a lil bit to dark:) I know its a bit of horror game and should be dark but on the screen I can see only places with light and 1-2 m around nothing else. If there any option tell me plz how to fix that in setup.ini.

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IvanErtlov Creator

Read here:


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Now that the game has been released, it absolutely gets slaughtered in the reviews all over the interwebz.. :p. Will you guys EVER program a settings/options menu? I want to try this game, but..yeah.

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IvanErtlov Creator

By the way - 12 reviews on steam. 3x not recommended, 9x recommended.

That´s what counts.

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IvanErtlov Creator

it has an options menu. It even works!
But it´s hidden in the steam app folder ;)

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Looks great man, sweet screens!

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Highest Rated (15 agree) 9/10

I would have prefered giving Feedback to the developers on their page, but the games installer points to IndieDB, so it`s gonna be somehow public: Although I`m pretty proud that this one is from Austria, obviously not far from here, I`ll stick to facts and spare the patriotism influence. I bought this game because of the report on Austrian TV, so I knew what I had to expect - Trash, Zombies, B-Movie-Style. I love that, so I gave it a try. And the game delivers exactly what it promises: Trash, B-Movie…

Nov 24 2012 by ViennaGirl

Lowest Rated (3 agree) 4/10

Abysmal game. Bad graphics, bad atmosphere just terrible.

Nov 10 2012 by alexander86

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