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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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 !

Steam & Desura united peacefully...

Steam & Desura united peacefully...

1 year ago News 2 comments Report

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 Report

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

Into the Dark Update and Windows 8 / 8.1 compatibility

Into the Dark Update and Windows 8 / 8.1 compatibility

1 year ago News 0 comments Report

We hadn´t thought about Windows 8 during the developement of Into the Dark, but now many players are already running Win8 or even Win8.1 on their machines...

Bundle your fun!

Bundle your fun!

1 year ago News 6 comments Report

The world is insane - a year ago we got feedback that our games are too expensive, and now people complain that they are actually too cheap. They get...

The ultimate trash experience has all you need! We got boobies. We got hookers. We got Zombies. We got Nazis. We got even Nazi-Zombies! Now with full feature movie "Night of the Living Dead"!
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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

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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

2 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

3 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"

3 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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Hoshi82 Dec 28 2013 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 replied:

Which indie bundle are you refering to?

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Hoshi82 Jan 2 2014 replied:

Playinjector.com but the event is over

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Jan 1 2014 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 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 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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NilsW83 Dec 25 2013 says:

Great game but why is the Desura Version only English ,
can you patch german subtitles like in the Retail Version ?

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Dec 26 2013 replied:

Well, we were not 100% happy with the German Boxed version, thats the reason why we created a totally new version for Desura.
However, if you look at the German Boxed version, you will see that the subtitles were rather descriptions of what is happening, and only the context info was given in German. This is because of the fact that many eastereggs and jokes were based on linguistics, therefore not translatable.

If you want, I can have our team make a patch that translates the mission log, this could rather useful.

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NilsW83 Dec 26 2013 replied:

Yes this could be useful Great Idea, thanks for answering so quickly.
I can understand English but the "German Translation" was funny , cause first I watched the Gametube Lets Play and the Intro was funny when Sam talks about " Insurance Fraud " and the german text said "Abcashen" :-) i hope you know what i mean
Greetings from Germany and lovely game i like weird Nazi Storys ......
(i waiting for the new Wolfenstein)

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Skraut Dec 24 2013 says:

This should be Indie of the Year.

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stephenmbanham Dec 13 2013 says:

Hey! We're doing an Indie Of The Year special series on the Top 100! And we featured your game!

Check it out? Youtu.be

Thank you so much in advance! and we hope you like the video!

Alot of team effort went into it! So if you could help us out and spread the word we'd be so grateful and thanks again for your amazing game!!!

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Dec 14 2013 replied:

Very appreciated, Stephen!

However, you have featured Into the Dark with footage from "Into the Ice", which is the sequel. Both are on the IOTY Top 100, so perhaps you confused something here ;)

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stephenmbanham Dec 14 2013 replied:

you know what ... i've done the audio for Into the Ice thats set to come out later today / tonight... and i think theres been a mix up with teh footage xD funilly enough if i'd left it another day it would have most likely been fine haha but thats rly funny im so sorry about that!!

Atleast i can tell you that both games are really awesome xD We've been crazy having fun looking into both of them and im excited as balls for Into the Ice :x which im sure you'll be pestered by another message like this later on today xD

i do apologise we kinda took upon ourselves a massive task here with the IOTY Top 100. We've had to stop our regular shows lol for this week atleast. And everyone is focusing on playing or looking into these games and getting videos out!

I hope you can forgive us this mistake >.< stupid as it is, and know that fingers crossed the footage should be right for Into the Ice Tonight lol

But thank you again for making the awesome games! And we wish you the best in the last voting!

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Dec 15 2013 replied:

Don´t worry, it´s still appreciated :D

Already looking forward to the Into the Ice take ;)

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Into the Dark
Windows, VR
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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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