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Horror in the Darkness

by Karmic Shift Studios

Episode 1 of Horror in the Darkness

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(based on 6 ratings)
2 reviews

About the Story

Horror in the Darkness is a short exploration and puzzle solving adventure game inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, where players explore and investigate, putting together clues and solve puzzles to uncover the secrets of Wentsire Manor. It is a mobile phone adaption of the classic text-based adventure genre, similar to the point-and-click classics. The game combines a bleak environment and an sense of underlying dread with moments of comedy to keep you entertained.

Fresh back from the horrors of World War 2, our protagonist was working as a private investigator. Not hugely successful, but it paid the bills. Mostly. But when the widow of his old friend needed his help nothing could have prepared him for the bizarre and uncanny events that were about to unfold.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Unknown
License: Freeware
Development System: Custom
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
IFID: Unknown
TUID: bhb3puigaeurwemb

Followed by sequel Horror at Innsport, by Karmic Shift Studios


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
"We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity", September 13, 2022
by jakomo
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A very familiar slice of Lovecraftiana, exploring a secluded mansion to uncover the mystery of the residents who seemingly vanished. Anybody who has played The Lurking Horror or Theatre or Anchorhead knows the drill by now. But this is reaching out to an audience of smartphone users who maybe don't have that history, and it does very well in that regard. An intuitive button-based interface, a map and hint system, even background music complement a traditional (world-model based) parser-style text adventure (with no typing). Nicely paced: plot reveals come at regular intervals with each major puzzle solved, and there is a good forward momentum - I counted zero unfair puzzles. Android version is free but offers an IAP to "remove ads" - but I didn't see any ads so don't know what that's about? Pretty short but is followed by three sequels.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Deserves better, April 12, 2017

This text game was better than expected and deserves a higher rating.
Its simple enough but interesting enough. Not for hardcore text fans though.

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