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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Overhauled main game + free horror shooter game included!

Into the Dark, the ubertrashy Austrian / Czech / Romanian playable B-Movie experience, has an all-new, updated, improved, expanded and - honestly - even worse Halloween Edition live on Steam!

A huge load of work has been spent on a new post-processing pipeline and new segment / environment textures, introducing for the first time PBR materials into a Homegrown Games production.

Here is a detailed changelist:

  • 84 new textures, 62 of them PBR materials
  • 2 new postprocessing routines
  • 1 new puzzle
  • 1 new item
  • 2 new, really bad jokes
  • 1 new propaganda poster
  • 1 new voice over recording
  • 15% less memory usage
  • 47% less crashes compared to previous version
  • New free Halloween Minigame "Into the Asylum":

The first Beta of the Minigame is already enclosed in the Steam Version of Into the Dark, the full version of the free "Into the Asylum" will be pushed live during Halloween night!

Please also support our "serious" interfaith development project "Antinomy" !

Homegrown Games announces "Father´s Island" for December 2016

Homegrown Games announces "Father´s Island" for December 2016

2 weeks ago News 0 comments

While we are still working on "Into the Ice" and "Antinomy", we won´t let 2015 pass without releasing a new game!

Into the Dark on Steam Summer Sale!

Into the Dark on Steam Summer Sale!

1 year ago News 0 comments

Yes, the steam summer sale madness hat infected us all. Now you have the chance to get Into the Dark dirt-cheap.

Steam & Desura united peacefully...

Steam & Desura united peacefully...

1 year ago News 2 comments

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

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

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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

3 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

3 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

4 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"

4 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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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Oct 30 2015 replied:

check out the latest Halloween Edition on Steam.

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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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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 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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