Phobia: The fear of the Darkness is a first person survival horror game, where you have to complete a variety of puzzles in a creepy environment in order to find out the story of the house, while avoiding zombie like monsters.

STORY:
David was on his way to his new job outside the town, when a sudden snow storm caused him to crash his car in a middle of nowhere. Which forced him to take shelter from a cursed mansion, in where his only hope of getting out alive is to break the curse of the house.

ABOUT:
Phobia: The fear of the Darkness was originally released in 2010 in The Game Creators forums, and it was never really meant to go further than the forums.
It was just a small project I did when wanting to make my own game after getting inspiration from games like Penumbra and Scratches.

With interesting ideas and a creepy atmosphere, but poor game design and borrowing of music and sounds from Frictional Games Penumbra series; Some love it, while some hate it.


There has been a sequel released for this game, with a much better game design in every way possible: PHOBIA 1.5 Indie DB

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Phobia 1.5 has been updated to version 1.3

DOWNLOAD: Indiedb.com

FIXED IN version 1.3 (1.2.2014):
-Made the possible first enemy encounter better.

-Fixed a bug where the script for the opening of ventilation hatch would get stuck sometimes.


-Made the ladder easier to climb in the laboratory.


-Added a hint for an easier escape from the laboratory.


-Slightly Lowered the volume of the footstep sounds.


KNOWN ISSUES:
-The game might crash on a loading screen occasionally.
This fixes itself by reloading the level again.

-It is possible, though very rare to get stuck.
If this happens; use crouch to unstick.

-It's possible to fall through the map in some areas.
This will happen less likely if you don't rush around.

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NachoDogGaming
NachoDogGaming

Amazing game im already scared and I haven't even been chased by the monster yet.
Youtube.com

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EmuUnit
EmuUnit

Playing it right now, there's no guidance in it though- It actually frustrated me when I ended up having to click on EVERYTHING

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PickyGamer
PickyGamer

A couple of bugs and the game is quite unforgiving especially the end!
Spoiler: The ladder on the ending was my main problem, I got to it in time on the first try but guess what happened? I slid off -_- After dying 4 times and bugging out(from prying the vents open by clicking my *** off for 5 minutes on ONE vent) and trying to escape the self destruct sequence, I died 3 more times looking for the right path way out. Don't get me wrong the gameplay was great, but holy crap, it's very unforgiving in the last area. Maybe you guys could add a checkpoint near the end at least?

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DnALANGE
DnALANGE

Avarage..
There are some minor bugs here and there.
{ my hand \ crossair totally removed afet some maps...}
and the music is very strange that it just stoppes in some rooms. FADEin\FADEout?
overall, the first 20 min i was shocked about the atmosphere!
Then i saw the monster and i ... laughed ... after i was scared..
After a while you se the monster get stuck behind things and act crazy!
And some parts are too easy to see what will gonna happen.
Overall idea is amazing!
Mapping is a bit boring imo..
very less details.
monster was not that scary but +++ for the speed it had! that was good, you really felt chased!
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7\10
Good job, i enjoyed it and hope to see more in the future.
Thumbs up for you (guys).
DnALANGE

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JonezGames Creator
JonezGames

The game was uploaded to here by someone else, but I got the page to my ownership now and updated it to my liking.

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nbomber97
nbomber97

Saying this is scarier than FEAR doesn't really impress me. FEAR isn't even real horror. It's just a darkly lit version of Perfect Dark. FEAR is ****. If FEAR's horror elements were created based upon a six-year old's interpretation of horror then I won't be surprised. But enough about FEAR, and about your game. I can't wait to play it. It looks like you used the FPSC engine to create it.

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MickeyNatorx213
MickeyNatorx213

Just made a let's play of this. It's an awesome game, although the lighting should be adjusted xD

Part 1 of my let's play: Youtube.com
Part 2 of my let's play: Youtube.com

Keep up the good work! :D

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MickeyNatorx213
MickeyNatorx213

Gonna make a let's play of this :)

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Lowest Rated (2 agree) 5/10

Starts off showing promise, with it being so dark you start creeping yourself out! But, sadly as soon as you turn the generator on, the whole game just falls apart. Dreadful physics and more irritating than scary monsters that just make the game impossible. And also, the game crashed just as I was about to burn the house down! If you could make the game less broken and keep the house in darkness, then the game would be a whole lot better. Oh, and is that stolen Penumbra music? Sorry for the negativity…

May 15 2013 by JammyGuy

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