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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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4 comments by IvanErtlov on Apr 2nd, 2014


ITD will be released on Steam SOON.
We have Oculus Rift support.

And we have improved the game in many ways!

Let´s get to the points:

1. Steam Release:

No exact date yet, but we aim for end of April. And no, we are not talking about an entry on Greenlight, we are talking about a full scale release including Steam Achievements like "Still on top of the food chain!" and "Springtime for Hitler and Germany... ...Winter for Poland and France!".

2. Oculus Rift:

Yes, you can explore the levels in immerse VR 3D. It is as great as it may sound now, however, getting into firefights is not recommended. Testers have vomited more than once.

3. New Textures:

We would like to thank all journalists (and common players) who praised the quality of our textures in their review. However, many of them were NOT what we consider high quality, and due to lazyness we had several texture tiles created by mirroring. Those insults to artists eyes are now gone.

4. Intelligent Motion Blur:

I admit: I personally HATE motion blur in games, especially in those where you don´t run around like a jackrabbit on speed. However, we wanted to reflect the behavior of real eyes as good as possible. Therefore we blur only very subtle on fast head movements through the scene. In addition to that, we have now a realistic blur on objects that move fast and close to the player. hard to show that on screenshots, but take a look at the hands...

5. Improved surface shaders:

The new shader system used for surfaces take the material more into account than previous ones. Example: Rotten wood is normal mapped to reflect the structure, but it´s NOT getting glossy - because, you know, it´s rotten wood. Metallic objects, plastic and polished marble surfaces get glossy in varying degrees.

6. New splashscreen:

Finally an honest tagline beneath a company logo.

What else?

Well, hundreds of bugfixes, new scripts, new videos, new sounds, re-recorded voice overs...
...and all improvements will be patched into the Desura Version afterwards! (Except the Steam achievements, of course...)

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IndieDB / Desura exlusive X-Rated X-Mas Demo

IndieDB / Desura exlusive X-Rated X-Mas Demo

Dec 15, 2012 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

Dec 12, 2012 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

Nov 30, 2012 Patch 1 comment

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

Nov 27, 2012 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

Dec 6, 2011 Demo 12 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"

Nov 11, 2011 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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OpenDreams Feb 7 2014, 12:38am says:

Looks great man, sweet screens!

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grouchbag Jan 16 2014, 3:46pm says:

I think it should be free.

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ArminCH Jan 17 2014, 3:41am 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, 4:42am 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 Jan 17 2014, 7:56am 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, 6:31pm 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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Guest Jan 2 2014, 1:09pm says:

Hi Ivan, i have desura version of ITD, i'm stuck in level 8, into the trap.
I have the "Obama key" i have the "basic2 key" but when i go into the
room with the terminal, nothing happens, it should let me in by using
the Obama key on the terminal, but i get no message.
What am i supposed to do?
Windows 7 64bit

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IvanErtlov Jan 3 2014, 6:18am replied:

Can you tell me which terminal you mean? THe Obama key was used for the one that lead you to the basic key, so this is ok.

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Guest Jan 3 2014, 9:04am replied:

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IvanErtlov Jan 3 2014, 4:52pm replied:

send the savegame to homegrown@gmx.at and my team will look at it!

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Into the Dark
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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, 8:36am by ViennaGirl

Lowest Rated (3 agree) 4/10

Abysmal game. Bad graphics, bad atmosphere just terrible.

Nov 10 2012, 2:00am by alexander86

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