Blinding Dark is a First Person Adventure horror game. Complete puzzles, collect items and power-ups, fight enemies and do your best to manage the very thin resources you have at your disposal to uncover terrible secrets.
User reviews: Mixed (42 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 12, 2014
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"I will kill you."

About This Game



We always dreamed to play more games like Clive Barker’s: Undying, but the horror genre had a sudden change in direction which moved away from these niche games. As soon as Amnesia franchise started to pick up we saw an opportunity for a new mix. The general conception is that as soon as you have weapons to fight with, the horror part of the game fades away. We believe this is incorrect and Blinding Dark is our attempt to prove otherwise. Scarce ammunition, powerful enemies and limited options to recover health, creates a lot of tension and fear of death. Pair this up with the fact that there is a serious repercussion when dying and you have the danger / tension element back in the game.



You wake up in an entrance hall of, what seems to be, a mansion. You can't remember who you are and how you got there.
Step by step you adventure into the dark to discover your past and unfold your future. Collect ancient relics and discover what is their unique ability. Take your time and
analyze the surroundings. Throwing yourself head on will often prove to be a deadly mistake.



  • audacious combination between horror elements and old-styled first person shooter feeling
  • interesting storyline that spans across multiple Acts and has deep roots within the general lore of the Blinding Dark world
  • collect unique weapons and items, each with it’s specific use
  • survive against hell spawns, demons, monsters and spirits, each with it’s unique strengths and weaknesses to discover and manipulate
  • challenge yourself with difficult platforming and puzzle elements
  • deep and rewarding exploration of hand-crafted environments, discover its secrets
  • high quality graphics and first person full body view perspective

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 3000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.7
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 3000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 320M or higher, or Radeon 7000 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 1100 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 3000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 320M or higher, or Radeon 7000 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 1100 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Blinding Dark game is one of few horrors where you are constantly horrified to make another step forward. Its music and timing of beings you encounter will never get you relaxed and enjoy the view, because you will continue being scared until you finish the game. It’s quite realistic in terms of staying alive, where with just few hits you will find yourself near the death state. And after being killed you will respawn at a certain place with penalty of losing some part from your total mana points. The story keeps you involved even if its look like there is not much of it, you are provided with a voiced journal of the man you are playing with as he travels along, which are rich in information of what’s really going on around you. Gameplay usually consist of a certain area where you need to solve puzzles in order to open a path ahead. There is a rich variation of weapons u can use, where each weapon are designed to defeat a certain enemy, so you have to be prepared. Know the enemy weakness and select the weapon accordingly. I really enjoyed this horror game. If you really want to remind yourself of being afraid then this is a game you need to play.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Pro:
Suspenseful
Re-mappable controls
Lots of promise
Demo

Con:
Help is of no help
No idea WTF is going on in this game
Way overpriced
Short

Overall
4/10 (-1 for price) = 3/10
Try the demo and if you like it, get it when it's in a bundle / under $4.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Incredibly buggy, and everything else from the voice acting to the play control to the lack of any worthwhile direction makes for a terrible experience
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
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Rating: ★☆☆☆☆
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48 of 55 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2014
Disappointing, buggy. VERY BUGGY, puzzles are... Awful. There's no guidance in this game. You're basically running through rooms, you have to check every wall in every room to make sure you don't miss the place you're supposed to go.
Puzzles basically mean "Pick up these boxes and climb up this", there's no variety at all.

The enemies are god awful. "I WILL KILL YOU" will be said about 80 times throughout this game, if not more. Your weapons are incredibly weak compared to their lores, considering your melee weapon is an axe that 'rips guts out'. It takes about 10 hits on the most common enemy to kill. 4 shots with a holy gun that's incredibly inaccurate.

Upgrading mana is probably useless, it doesn't really help much at all. The game requires a lot of movement but you have stamina for sprinting so when you're stuck in a maze (Yes, a maze!) you can't sprint through it and instead have to hear the pathetic panting of your character.

Physics are bugged out as ♥♥♥♥. Infact in terms of bugs, I had to exit out of the game probably 4 times because I did a stage then have the game break itself. I got trapped in rooms, had a lift go without me with no sign of it coming back, have even died trying to break a forcefield with an explosive without even trying to use it!

I recorded my gameplay of this - Around the end of the series the bugs happen more often. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h04WcaROtI&list=UUctwhP4L0qZWJRF4r0vMQ7w
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