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

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!

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

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!

2 years ago News 6 comments

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

2 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

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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MetaJ Jul 14 2013 says:

Interesting game so far...but I'm stuck at a seemingly game-breaking bug.
I'm on Level 3, and seem to be unable to walk through an open doorway. I have gotten two keys, and have both used them; one that lets me start looking for the third weapon...and the other for a supposed book room? For the book room, the animation for the door will open, and vanish, but I can not walk through. I have dragged a box to the doorway, and it's not just me; the door itself still seems to be there, blocking me, but I can see inside.
I've had fun so far, but what am I supposed to do now? I've reloaded my auto-save three times now, to no avail.

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Jul 20 2013 replied:

Is your problem resolved?

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Jul 14 2013 replied:

send a screenshot and description to johannertl[at]gmx.at for tech-support.

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jjjaques Jul 10 2013 says:

great game!

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thuroldao Jul 6 2013 says:

My game crashes while loading the first level :(
It says "FPSC has stopped working"
Can anybody help me ? PLEASE !

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Jul 7 2013 replied:

Go over to the support forum


or contact me johannertl[at]gmx.at

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PunishedLamia Jul 5 2013 says:

Don't you think its very unfair that people have to buy Into the Dark again to get access to Into the Ice? access should be given to every owner of Into the Dark IMO.

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Jul 5 2013 replied:

You are right, we haven´t thought that through properly.

We will give access to the first alphas to all owners of the Desura version.

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Remixcent Jul 1 2013 says:

Is this game still being developed

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Jul 2 2013 replied:

No, it ´s finished and the sequel is in pre-production.

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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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