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 final case wrapping Season 1 and setting up the premise for the next installment in the series.

The Darksdie Detective can be purchased from the following stores:

Buy on SteamBuy Buy on Nintendo Switch Buy on Playstation Buy on Xbox Buy on Google Stadia

The second game in the series was successfully kickstarted on 12th October 2018:

A Fumble in the Dark, is being published by Akupara Games is was released on April 15th, 2021. It brings 6 more cases, all much longer than their S1 counterparts and expands the world of The Darkside Detective.

A Fumble in the Dark can be purchased from the following stores

 Buy on SteamBuy Buy on Nintendo Switch Buy on Playstation Buy on Xbox Buy on Google Stadia  

For more info on both seasons check out on the game’s dedicated website, facebook or twitter.

Nintendo Switch is a trademark of Nintendo.

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