The Darkside Detective

Where cultists crawl, where demons dwell, where the occult… occults? *ahem* That's where you’ll find Detective Francis McQueen, the lead investigator of the criminally underfunded Darkside Division. When evil darkens the doorsteps of Twin Lakes City – hell, even when it just loiters around shop fronts or hangs out in shady alleyways – he’s there, ready to investigate the cases that nobody else will.
He is The Darkside Detective.

The Darkside Detective is a micro-adventure game with a distinct sense of humour. It’s available on PC, Mac & Linux and consists of a series of humorous bite-size investigations into the occult and extraordinary. It features:

- 6 cases, each more spooky than the last
- **BONUS 7TH CASE ADDED TO THE GAME, CHRISTMAS 2017!**
- **BONUS 8TH CASE ADDED TO THE GAME (though it's a short short)**
- **BONUS 9TH CASE ADDED TO THE GAME, SEASON 1 FINALE!**
- Music from Ben Prunty, the audiomancer behind gems such as FTL and Gravity Ghost
- At least three jokes
- Cutting edge, high definition pixels
- One free curse-removal, up to and including mid-level witch hexes
Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows XP
Processor: Pentium 4
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: Intel HD Chipset 3000
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 1 GB available space
Recommended Specifications
OS: Windows 10
Processor: Pentium 4
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Dedicated GPU
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 1 GB available space
Minimum Requirements
OS: Mac OS X 10.7+
Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: Intel HD Chipset 3000
Storage: 1 GB available space
Recommended Specifications
OS: Mac OS X Yosemite
Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Dedicated GPU
Storage: 1 GB available space
Minimum Requirements
OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Processor: Pentium 4
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: Intel HD Chipset 3000
Storage: 1 GB available space
Recommended Specifications
OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Processor: Pentium 4
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Dedicated GPU
Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Crafted with pure love and soul and aimed with deadly precision at the heart of every thirtysomething who grew up on Blyton, Pratchett, Addams, Lovecraft and Poe, The Darkside Detective, with its’ sublime synth soundtrack and razor sharp wit, is an absolute treat for anyone who had the good fortune of growing up in the 80’s and 90’s. Miss at your own peril.

  • All of the components – the humour, the horror, the puzzles, and the characters – of The Darkside Detective add up to create one of the most entertaining and rewarding point and click games I’ve ever played.

  • PC Gamer

    A smart but simple adventure that's exactly the right kind of spooky. It's short, but superb. More please. [Nov 2017, p.81]

  • If you love British comedies like Blackadder and surreal mysteries like Twin Peaks, The Darkside Detective is a retro-styled supernatural adventure game you don’t want to miss.

  • Do you already miss the beautiful Thimblewed Park but are you looking for a more relaxing and less challenging graphic adventure? You've found it.

  • It has refreshed me.

  • A smart series of puzzling occult cases, The Darkside Detective has a very distinct sense of humour that you'll either love or hate.

  • The Darkside Detective is a charming point and click adventure with a taste for the sillier aspects of horror. Expect to see references to 80s and 90s pop culture while solving cases alongside the Darkside Division’s finest. It’s not the sort of game likely to stump players with inane item puzzles and that’s a good thing. Some changes could have been made to further streamline the experience, but it works well enough without them. Hopefully this is not the last we see of McQueen and Dooley.

  • Darkside Detective is a quirky, sometimes overly so, adventure game with simple but enjoyable puzzles that's over before you know it.

  • The artwork is splendid, the music should be on rotation on my iPhone, and, barring a few bugs, the easy-to-grasp point-and-click gameplay works. Its issues lie in the writing, the element that should be the glue that holds the package together. Its lightweight, cornball comedy opts for cheap and easy jokes I never really find funny.

The Darkside Detective
$12.99 $5.20
Title: The Darkside Detective
Genre: Adventure, Casual, Indie
Released: 27 July 2017
Developer: Spooky Doorway
Publisher: Spooky Doorway
  • Single-player
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cloud
  • Steam Trading Cards
UI Audio Subs
Spanish - Spain
English
Simplified Chinese
French
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