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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stephenmbanham Dec 13 2013, 7:33pm 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, 12:30pm 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, 12:37pm 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, 6:06am replied:

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

Already looking forward to the Into the Ice take ;)

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chrisarnott85 Oct 16 2013, 2:59pm says:

does this game support a Microsoft Xbox gamepad for windows?

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Oct 17 2013, 3:40am replied:

Honestly, I never tried. But as I know that remapping the gamepad to ASCII keycodes is possible, I believe so. I will get one tomorrow and try ;)

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ArminCH Oct 15 2013, 3:03pm says:

Re-played the Desura Edition after finishing the Ice Alpha. Ice is better, no doubt, but it´s still an Alpha. Into the Dark is, all issues aside, the best and most entertaining game I played this year.

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Oct 15 2013, 4:06pm replied:

Thanks - again!

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hl2modsrock Oct 14 2013, 10:44am says:

My game wont start the exe keeps crashing. What do i do?

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Oct 14 2013, 11:12am replied:

1. Install the runtime pack from


Attention, that will take some time and a PC reboot!

2. Make sure the included directX is installed

3. Run as admin!

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Guest_Faith Oct 14 2013, 8:10am says:

Are this game is same with this : Gamersgate.com
A little confuse here.

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Oct 14 2013, 9:15am replied:

No, it´s not. The version on Gamersgate was the version from Oct 2012 delivered to the German distributor, and it has little to do with the one here. Only at IndieDB / Desura you have the overhauled engine, additional level, additional weapons and a movie. Read here for the details:


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Guest_Faith Oct 14 2013, 10:19am replied:

Nice, Thanks..I will grab as soon as i can..Wish you success with the new release into the ice.

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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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