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

3 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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SpiralGalaxy666 Sep 26 2013 says:

Is ther an option to invert the mouse?

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Sep 26 2013 replied:




to the setup.ini

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Soldancer Sep 30 2013 replied:

I tried that, but it didn't work for me. I had to use the rebuilt EXE; could that have something to do with it? I really want to play this, but I have a really hard time with shooters if I cannot play inverted.

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Sep 30 2013 replied:

THats really strange. However, there should be an option in your mouse driver / windows mouse configuration itself to invert.

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Soldancer Oct 2 2013 replied:

I've tried several external programs and had no luck - the game overrides the mouse inversion software. It's probably just as well - I can't pick anything up in the game nor view/customize controls. I guess I just have to wait for a fix or chalk it up as a loss.

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Oct 3 2013 replied:

we can customize your controls. send a mail to johannertl@gmx.at for support

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SpiralGalaxy666 Sep 27 2013 replied:

Thank You

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karma37 Sep 9 2013 says:

does this have controller support?

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Sep 22 2013 replied:

No, unfortunately a controller wouldn´t make much sense here.

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LiveMChief Aug 25 2013 says:

Mind if I ask where the save files are located?

Also, great game, thank you for it.

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Aug 26 2013 replied:


The savegames are located in the Files\gamesaves subfolder of your instalaltion folder.

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Crazeddog38 Aug 22 2013 says:

looks good.. just wondering would this be laggy on windows 7

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Aug 22 2013 replied:

nope if you got a good pc. An old Phenom X4, an Intel I3, 4GB RAM, Radeon 4600 or better.

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SlenderIsWatching Aug 13 2013 says:

Wow FPSC Im familiar with that engine. Its what I use

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GhOsT-VaMpIr3 Aug 5 2013 says:

Hookers you say?
Not gonna let my bf Buy this game c;

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Aug 5 2013 replied:

they are undead hookers. However, both my GF and I are naked in the game. so its good for you both...

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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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