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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0 comments by IvanErtlov on Jun 27th, 2014

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 !

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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 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

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 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"

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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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 Creator
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 Creator
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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IvanErtlov Creator
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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Hoshi82 Dec 28 2013, 11:11am says:

Just bought the game through an indie bundle. Installing and launching works fine...but... where are the options? I have some settings in the launcher, but where are the video settings for resolutions, the audiosettings and most important, where are the keyboard/mouse settings?! I am lefthanded player an i use the cursorkeys. Also i play with invert mouse. This is a real issue for a game where you even cannot change the key layout or mouse sensivity. Really like to play the game, because i paid for it. But in this control condition its unplayable for me.

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SNIP3R1989 Dec 31 2013, 7:10am replied:

Which indie bundle are you refering to?

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Hoshi82 Jan 2 2014, 10:37am replied:

Playinjector.com but the event is over

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Jan 1 2014, 9:47am replied:

Unfortunately, Hoshi82 has not yet responded to my answer below. However, he has a valid key provided by the Romanian site Playinjector who got a bunch of keys from us as help to get their business started.

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Dec 28 2013, 1:53pm replied:

Hi Hoshi!

All settings are confiogurable in the setup.ini file in your game folder. And if you send your desired keys mapping to homegrown@gmx.at, my staff will send you a customized ini with your prefered settings.

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Hoshi82 Jan 2 2014, 10:38am replied:

Ok i take a look into the ini. If i can't get anything to work, i mail you guys.

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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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