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 humor. It’s being developed for PC & Mac,
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
– 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

The Darkside Detective is one of those games you’ll immediately love if you are a fan of point and click adventure games! With it’s quirky humor and beautiful environments, it’s easy to get sucked into the world, with a growing desire to solve each and every mysterious case! The game touches on a few major esoteric themes such as life after death, ghosts, multi-dimensional realms, occult magic, forbidden texts and more!

 

I personally couldn’t stop playing until I finished the first two cases, mostly because I had already experienced the first case in the demo but the humor, the adventure and the desire to solve the case all combined together for one awesome gaming experience. Each case has it’s own theme and theme song, which really defines the entire feel for the separate cases, along the way you’ll probably catch yourself either humming or singing (if you can) the songs, as I did more times then I can count.

 

 

As you close out a case, more open up and the more cases you solve the harder the puzzles will become, considering the type of game this is, the developers don’t make it extremely hard for you to proceed but it does offer a challenge, sometimes sitting and thinking about for a bit may help with solving the puzzle or the case, just like a real detective would do! *Puts pipe in mouth* WAAATSOOON!!

 

 

As a lover of pixel art this game highly peaked my interest during it’s development stages, the wait was well worth it! Each and every new area offers incredibly detailed environments, satisfying every ounce of pixel love in my body. This is one of those games that will help with leading the way to merging old school and new school, making a very powerful combination!

There’s no denying The Darkside Detective is an awesome point and click adventure game, giving lovers of detective games and pixel art something to talk about for some time to come!

 

 

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  • Hen-Woll
    September 1, 2017 at 4:39 pm Reply
    Nice game !

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