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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Esciron Jan 30 2012, 5:34am says:

The best game which i seen made in FPSC.
But this game engine is a little bit crappy.
Good Luck!

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Feb 2 2012, 9:35am replied:

Basically the Engine is not the best compared to Cry3, Unreal3 and so on. But it has become quite powerful during the last 19 Updates and it now is very flexibel and suited for small teams.

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KDimitry Dec 20 2011, 2:17pm says:

Great game. Music and sounds are very atmospheric. Good luck with it.

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hero1900 Dec 16 2011, 2:37pm says:

any plan for Linux version??? or

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Dec 17 2011, 5:39am replied:

No, not yet. The engine is basically not portable, but a spinoff with another engine could be an idea.

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hulk0 Dec 15 2011, 6:52am says:

This looks good but why the crappy FPSCreator, and not Cryengine or UDK???

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Dec 15 2011, 8:38am replied:

Ok, my answer was a little bit short, but I had been on the phone calling a partner. However:

The fpi scripting power is incredible. Basically you can roll out the whole game logic from FPS to Full-Scale-RPG with Notepad.
On the other hand you can apply extremely detailled lightmapping in the smaller environments. As long as you have really good 3d and 2d assets at hand, you`re technically competitable and more flexible with FPSC.

UDK and Cry 3 have a top-notch renderer, no doubt about that, and the physics calculation is lightyears ahead of FPSC. But when it comes to the Art pipeline, you need 3 times the manpower compared to FPSC.

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Dec 15 2011, 7:42am replied:

I have developed games on Cry 3 and UDK. For indoor horror small environments and a slow paced game, the latest 1.19 FPSC beats both of them.

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mckool Dec 12 2011, 9:11pm says:

Very deserved. This is truly the best FPSC game I have ever seen. That is not a slight either! It shows a great deal of skill and talent!!

This game will stand up to any game on other engines as far as I'm concerned.

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Dec 13 2011, 3:30am replied:

Thank you very much. But it will still need a lot of dedication, sweat and tears untill it`s finnished.

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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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