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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Slobodany Jun 30 2013 says:

One of the most unusual, most interesting, most intelligent and for sure most underrated game I ever played. More fun than most AAA games, and for sure more subversive!

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ArminCH Jun 28 2013 says:

Just to let you know:

There is a discussion about Magrunner on Gamestar, where your game is mentioned :D

It´s a pitty this game is not as famous outside IndieDB as Minecraft & Amnesia, you would for sure deserve it.

Far better trash than Blood Dragon...

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LAGamer82 Jun 28 2013 replied:

Awesome game!

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Jun 28 2013 replied:

THX 4 heads up!

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Serygala Jun 25 2013 says:

Hey there! I made this little mod for anyone who is too stup...I mean who finds it inconvenient to edit the .ini file.
It sets the default "use" action to the "f" key and relocates the "deploy silencer" for the pistol to the "x" key.
I wanted to upload it here but Homegrown has no custom Mod support here. Clearly because they are evil nazi mutants from the moon. ;)

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Jun 25 2013 replied:

Of course we are!

And thank you ;)

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Guest Jun 24 2013 says:

muito bom

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indio68 Jun 22 2013 says:

hi, to the dev, i bought the game , this has good graphics and atmosphear but there are some things i don't like at all:
1)UI and mian menu are simply orrible..this need a lot of work and i hope you can do this. Add option to map controls pls...it's absurd i have to press enter to have action, crouch on C is absurd too.Add remap keys and other option asap!
2) i played only a bit..audio is great, but it's to much dark for my taste. and no option to gamma or something else..a flashlight maybe?
3) let the movment a bit more natural

btw i will enjoy this game but only with at least key remap and gamma options

and why not add an option to a separate download for whom already have seen the Movie?

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Jun 23 2013 replied:

1. Sir, I beg to differ! The style of the UI and Main Manu are PERFECT and LOVELY for our TRASH experience. Especially with Adolf and the tentacles! ;)

2. You can remap the keys to your taste in the setup.ini

3. Well, this sounds like you are playing on a TV or on a monitor with sime boogey "Super Contrast Prozessor". However: In your scriptfolder, you have a pitchzero.fpi and pitchdark.fpi. SImply open it in Notepad and type in whatever ambience value you want!

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indio68 Jun 23 2013 replied:

thanks for the kind answer mr. with UI i mean the main menu outside the game...it's barely clikable..(the little white lunch menu )..doesn't work very well. i'm playing on a IIjama 22" TN lcd...but an in game option for brightness is a must have option for this type of game in my opinin..like the Control mapping..i hope you cana dd this in the near future..not everyopne are cappable of intweract with .ini other stuff..:)

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IvanErtlov Creator
IvanErtlov Jun 23 2013 replied:

OK, it has been added to the list for the next update :)

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indio68 Jun 24 2013 replied:

Good, u so kind , man.
keep up the good work!

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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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