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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Rhyl3yMaster Feb 6 2012 says:

Why do the hands look like Gordan Freeman?

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Feb 7 2012 replied:

The bare ones or the gloved?

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Esciron Jan 30 2012 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 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 says:

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

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hero1900 Dec 16 2011 says:

any plan for Linux version??? or

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Dec 17 2011 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 says:

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

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Dec 15 2011 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 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 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 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 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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