Spooky Doorway

Spooky Doorway is a trio of Irish developers who make small adventure games with a focus on light-hearted and caring narratives.

The Darkside Detective is rated ‘Overwhelmingly Positive’ on Steam and they have won a few awards and landed some grants, which makes them feel like big fish.

Paul, the CEO, handles the art and most of the business side of things;
Treasa is lead programmer, scrum mistress and co-designer;
Dave co-designs, writes and does some low-level dev work.

And, unlike The Beatles, we get by with a lot of help from our friends:

Thanks to every one of the above (and anyone we missed…) for all the help and support over the years – here’s to many more!

The Darkside Detective

Where darkness dwells and evil rents at extortionate rates.

The Darkside Detective is a multi-award winning comedy point-and-click adventure game, following Detective Francis McQueen as he tries to rights the wrongs of Twin Lakes city. Oh, so many wrongs.

The game follows in the footsteps of classic 80s and 90s games, but includes a number of innovations to update it for a modern audience. The most notable of these is the structure which follows a monster-of-the-week format presenting the player with a series of smaller stories rather than one longer one, making it perfect for time-poor players.

Season 1 launched with 6 cases on July 27th 2017. 3 new cases were added between then and July 27th 2018, the last case wrapping Season 1 and setting up the premise for the follow up install, A Fumble in the Dark, which was successfully kickstarted on 12th October.

Season 1 can be purchased from Steam here:

The second installment, A Fumble in the Dark, is being published by Akupara Games and is due for release in early 2021. You can play the demo and wishlist the game on Steam here:

Alternatively other storefronts and more info on both seasons, can be found on the game’s dedicated website, facebook or twitter.

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