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:

Forum.thegamecreators.com

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

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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!

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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...

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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*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"

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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
stephenmbanham

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

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
stephenmbanham

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

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

Already looking forward to the Into the Ice take ;)

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chrisarnott85
chrisarnott85

does this game support a Microsoft Xbox gamepad for windows?

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov

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
ArminCH

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

Thanks - again!

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hl2modsrock
hl2modsrock

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

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov

1. Install the runtime pack from

Sereby.org

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
Guest_Faith

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

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov

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:

Indiedb.com

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Guest_Faith
Guest_Faith

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

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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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