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The Darkside Detective

The Darkside Detective is a retro point-and-click adventure game developed by the independent studio Spooky Doorway. The game takes place in the suburban American city of Twin Lakes where two dimensions intertwine with each other, and supernatural events happen on a daily basis.

Adventure | point-and-click | Detective | 2D | humorous | indie games

The Darkside Detective cover

developer: Spooky Doorway

publisher: Akupara Games

Official website

Game mode: single player

game release date:

27Jul2017

PC

07Feb2018

Switch

08Apr2021

XSX PS4 PS5

The Darkside Detective for PC and SWITCH is a retro point-and-click adventure game developed by an independent studio Spooky Doorway. We play as a detective, Francis McQueen, who conducts police investigations and solves mysterious cases in the uncanny city of Twin Lakes.

Plot

At frst glance, Twin Lakes seems to be another one of the many suburban American cities, but first impressions may be deceiving. Twin Lakes is a place where two dimensions – our, and the one where evil dwells – intersect. People and objects disappear, portals to different realms pop-up from nowhere. The city is plagued by supernatural events. Most of the citizens, however, have no idea what actually happens there. They are protected by a special police department known as the Darkside Division. Francis McQueen works there and does his best to keep the folks of Twin Lakes safe and solve cases that may be connected to the mysterious dimension. Along with our partner, officer Dolley, we are the city’s first line of defense agains the darkness.

Mechanics

The Darkside Detective for PC and SWITCH is made of six humorous missions that we play separately. In terms of gameplay mechanics, the game is a typical point-and-click adventure game. We explore various places, talk with NPCs, and gather items that we can later use to solve riddles and cases.

Technical Aspects

The Darkside Detective for PC and SWITCH has pixelart visuals. The game’s soundtrack was composed by Ben Prunty, a composer behind the OSTs for game like Faster Than Light and Gravity Ghost.

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • graphic card Intel HD or better
  • 1 GB HDD
  • Windows XP
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 256 MB GeForce 6800 GT/Radeon X1600 or better
  • 1 GB HDD
  • Windows 10
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