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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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100% gaming insanity, death of millions of poor Paypal accounts and wallets, and the time of the year when gamers have a perfect excuse to be exhausted and fall asleep at work: The Steam Summer Sale is really a crazy event, comparable to the black Friday (or fleeing from a horde of mutants).

But it´s the first year that we from Homegrown Games participate, so it´s entirely new to us. And we have really gone low with our prime rib game "Into the Dark" for that one.

Now you can become Yog-Sothoths Puppetmaster, Hentai-proof and Schrödingers cat expert for less than $6!

However, you don´t have to buy if you own the game already on Desura:

We are handing out free steam keys to people who have bought the game on Desura on request. People who have bought the game via one of the bundle promotions are NOT entitled to claim a free steam key, however, on a case-to-case base, we may still give you a press key. Contact us for details here via PM.

We have uploaded a first UNIFIED version into the Desura Client version here. So if you run Into the Dark via client installation, it should already have performed a major update. The first testruns were promising, however, we cannot guarantee that it will work flawless, please report all bugs into our IndieDB Forums. The unified version is the same like the steam version except some ragdolling routines and the Steam achievements (of course).

  • Irwin ragdolls more beautifully when shot on Steam. (but why would you shoot him?!)

So, to cut it short: If you already own the game, we thank you very much for your support. If not, use the madness of Steams Summer Sale to get it for as low as € / $ 5.99 !

Steam & Desura united peacefully...

Steam & Desura united peacefully...

1 year ago News 2 comments Report

Yes, Into the Dark has been sold on Steam for almost a month now. However, we haven´t forgotten our dear Desura customers.

Into the Dark: Steam, Oculus, and many improvements!

Into the Dark: Steam, Oculus, and many improvements!

1 year ago News 4 comments Report

Dozens of fans thought we are making some crazy April´s fool attempt yesterday - but no, everything was true!

Into the Dark Update and Windows 8 / 8.1 compatibility

Into the Dark Update and Windows 8 / 8.1 compatibility

1 year ago News 0 comments Report

We hadn´t thought about Windows 8 during the developement of Into the Dark, but now many players are already running Win8 or even Win8.1 on their machines...

Bundle your fun!

Bundle your fun!

1 year ago News 6 comments Report

The world is insane - a year ago we got feedback that our games are too expensive, and now people complain that they are actually too cheap. They get...

The ultimate trash experience has all you need! We got boobies. We got hookers. We got Zombies. We got Nazis. We got even Nazi-Zombies! Now with full feature movie "Night of the Living Dead"!
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IndieDB / Desura exlusive X-Rated X-Mas Demo

IndieDB / Desura exlusive X-Rated X-Mas Demo

2 years ago Demo 15 comments

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

2 years ago Demo 2 comments

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

2 years ago 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

2 years ago 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

3 years ago Demo 13 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"

3 years ago 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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Darkshadow2800 Jul 5 2015 says:

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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jimmylee71 Jun 12 2014 says:

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
IvanErtlov Jun 12 2014 replied:

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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Guest May 3 2014 says:

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
IvanErtlov May 3 2014 replied:

Read here:


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Rus[T] May 2 2014 says:

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
IvanErtlov May 3 2014 replied:

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

That´s what counts.

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov May 2 2014 replied:

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

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OpenDreams Feb 7 2014 says:

Looks great man, sweet screens!

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grouchbag Jan 16 2014 says:

I think it should be free.

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ArminCH Jan 17 2014 replied:

I have to agree with Jan - why should this game be FREE ?!

I wouldn´t say "best game ever", as this would be an insult to some timeless classics, but it´s for sure one of the most entertaining games ever. And a great value for your money:

Last year, I bought "Gone Home" - a wonderful experience, but 25 Swiss Franc for 100 minutes was kinda sad. I payed almost 50 Franc for Metro Last Light, and I had beaten the game after 7 hours.
After you get what the game is all about, Into the Dark is by far more enntertaining than Metro (or any other single player shooter), it´s funnier than all of the humor-driven adventures out there, and if you try to beat the ITI Alpha, too, you can spend almost 20 hours playing the game.
Asking 12 Euros (roughly 15 Swiss Francs) is actually VERY cheap.

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grouchbag Jan 17 2014 replied:

You spelled my name wrong.It's JANN.And you ARE right.You r game is quite inexpensive.But I would prefer to be called grouchbag,my user name.As I am probably old enouh to be your grand mother,it shows a lack of respect.I probably will puchase your game over the next month or two though.It really does look pretty good.Good luck on future games! :)

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Jan 17 2014 replied:

OK, calm down everybody.

- Jan, please stopp calling people "insane" here.
- grouchbag, Armin replied to Jan, whose statement is listed below, IndieDB gets the sorting wrong. So he (Armin) did nothing bad to you, actually he didn´t even refer to your name.

@ Topic - we keep the game as cheap as we can afford, and we had already 3 participations in Bundles, where you could get Into the Dark and severall other games TOGETHER for 5$ or less.

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JanDadan Jan 16 2014 replied:

I think you are insane.

Honestly, if you get most of the jokes and references, it is one of the best games here - and you will have at least 10 hours of great entertainment value. You can see how much work the develoeprs have put into creating something very unusual, and 12 Euros is a bargain for that much fun.

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Into the Dark
Windows, VR
Developer & Publisher
Homegrown Games - a HRMC label
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Released Apr 18, 2013
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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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