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In this action platformer you play as a cat, Bast, running through a dark fantasy world. You’ll be running, jumping and sliding with smooth and precise controls designed to make you feel like a cat. But it wont be easy. In the dark you never know what lies in the shadows.
Release Date: Nov 7, 2013
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“The stark beauty of A Walk in the Dark stands out in its own right, buttressed by the outstanding work of composer Cody Cook on the haunting, majestic soundtrack. But the gameplay’s the thing, and in that regard A Walk in the Dark does not disappoint. (…) The platforming action is intense, challenging and plentiful.”
GameZebo

“With beautiful visuals, a dark and interesting world, an added level of replayability, a gripping story and a soundtrack that will send chills down your spine, I would say that Flying Turtle knocked it out of the park.”
IndieStatik

“A Walk in the Dark is a fun and addictive game, with good longevity, simple mechanics and challenging levels. One of the top 10 indie games of the year.”
GameOver PT

About the Game

In this action platformer you play as a cat, Bast, running through a dark fantasy world. You’ll be running, jumping and sliding with smooth and precise controls designed to make you feel like a cat. But it wont be easy. In the dark you never know what lies in the shadows. In this dark journey you will face strange creatures and dangerous traps.

Features:
  • A story driven platformer set in a dark fantasy world.
  • Fluid controls and animations: play as a cat, move like one.
  • Challenging levels set in a dark, strange and dangerous world.
  • Gravity inversion mechanics that will test your skills and ability to adapt to new gameplay.
  • Beautiful original soundtrack by Cody Cook

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core or Greater
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card (shader model 3)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compliant
    • Additional Notes: Integrated graphics and low budget cards may not work
Helpful customer reviews
22 of 31 people (71%) found this review helpful
1,415 products in account
43 reviews
1.6 hrs on record
This game is a combination of my favorite games. Combination of VVVVVV, BIT.TRIP RUNNER, and Super Meat Boy-ish platforming with amazing music and gorgeous graphics is simply the best. My dream is real. It's called A Walk in the Dark.
Posted: March 1st, 2014
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
560 products in account
7 reviews
26.5 hrs on record
In the beginning of A Walk in the Dark you see a girl and a cat playing together who then will be separated by what seems to be death. You will then start your adventure through perilous levels playing mostly as the cat and on occasion as the little girl trying to reach each other. You will face spikes, spiders and bats, vanishing blocks and circular saws and you will die countless times before you will be united once again.

I played the game with a controller so I don't know how the game is with a keyboard but I would expect it to be easier to play with a controller rather than with a keyboard. But nonetheless controls are quite simple and easy to master. As the cat you can either jump or crouch and as the girl you can shift between walking on the floor and the ceiling. In some levels the cat also gets extra abilities similar to the girl where the cat can shift through running on the floor and the ceiling.

There are countless different levels - 100 in total - and almost every single one of them brings something new to the table so the game never gets boring or repetitive. Some of the levels - aka cave levels - are also quite fast paced so if you have a slow reaction time like me you may have some trouble with those. The levels aren't hard to figure out and I rarely got stuck because I didn't know what to do.

A walk in the dark is Limbo meets Super Meat Boy in style. The art style reminds me of some of the old animations where they used paper dolls and the style in this game is similar to them which brings a really nice touch to it. There aren't too many cutscenes in this game but in my opinion the game doesn't need them to tell its story to the player. There is no dialogue and the story is mostly told through the general feeling of the game rather than any real interaction between the girl and her cat.

The soundtrack for the game is nice and easy on the ears but even though the game has 100 levels there is only few songs for the entire game. So even though the piano tune is pleasurable it gets bit boring in the long run. While I definitely did enjoy the music and it fit the general atmosphere of the game in the end I started to listen to my own music while playing.

So if you liked Limbo, Super Meat Boy and VVVVVV then this is definitely a game for you. It is quite fun and enjoyable if a bit frustrating game. I surely had lots of fun playing it even though sometimes I just wanted to throw my controller at the wall when being stuck at a certain level for too long. Towards the end of the game levels do get a lot more challenging and I got stuck on several of them and I have to admit that I was more relieved more than anything else when the game was finally over. Don't get me wrong the game is good but if you were not raised playing Mario and such this game may be a bit more challenging to you.

// Merciana
Posted: April 29th, 2014
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
193 products in account
58 reviews
3.0 hrs on record
I do recommend the game to some degree:

- Starts easy but becomes extremely challenging or frustrating (pick your side) later on
- Story is nearly nonexistent and only there to give you a reason to do what you do. A "damsel-in-distress" outline: Girl is kidnapped by evil thing, cat trying to rescue her. I think the introduction cinematic giving you this outline is basically identical to Super Meat Boy (and that in turn is probably imitating Super Mario Bros)
- The gameplay follows in the wake of Super Meat Boy and VVVVVV: Run through the levels as quickly as possible and evade obstacles by jumping, wallrunning and switching the direction of gravity (walk the ground and ceiling). It's mostly about having quick reactions and understanding when to jump and how far to move the cat in either direction.
- Art looked good at first, but it's becoming repetitive quickly. You see the same backgrounds over and over just with different color sets. The settings sometimes switch, but there are only like 4-5 and they switch back and forth. The music isn't too bad and may have a few recognizeable tunes, but I haven't come to notice more than 3 or 4 tracks that ripple around a bit meaningless (bad mouths may say it's dull, simply).
- Even if the story, art and music were better: You wouldn't come to appreciate it too much. The later stages in this game become so difficult your thoughts will mostly circle around coordinating your jumps and moves pixel by pixel, and hitting your keys to the nearest millisecond for there is almost no room for error later on.

If you are looking for story, art and music that keep you drawn to the end don't buy it. If you are looking for a platforming game that refuses to hold your hands and that punishes every mistake you make you'll enjoy and at times probably curse this, as seems normal with these kinds of games.
Posted: March 29th, 2014
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
344 products in account
8 reviews
4.9 hrs on record
Nice, not too long or extremely frustrating, but has some minor issues with jumps/walljumps and such, that are not quite pixel-precise as Super Meat Boy or similar games.
Still, not bad and worth the price, also because there's a cat in it.
7/10.
Posted: February 8th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
389 products in account
33 reviews
11.9 hrs on record
Super Meat Boy + Limbo + VVVVVV = A Walk in the Dark

Good game
9/10
Posted: July 20th, 2014
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38 of 49 people (78%) found this review helpful
92 products in account
1 review
2.9 hrs on record
Insanely good game. It's difficult, interesting and didn't bore me one bit! The soundtracks are amazing and very well fitting. It makes you think deeply how to tackle certain situations in the fastest way. Usually while playing games I zone out and think about other things while I play it. However A Walk in the Dark had my full on attention the entire time. I am very glad I bought it.

Running around as a cat is the best. 10/10
Posted: December 13th, 2013
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