An action/infiltration game where the story changes every time you play. In the 1970s, extremist religious sect the Collective Justice Mission moves to South America to isolate themselves. You infiltrate the compound to check on a relative but soon learn that things may not be what they seem.
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October 21

Dreamhack Art Gallery + PAX West Wrap Up

An art piece from The Church in the Darkness was accepted for this year's DreamHack art gallery. This means it will be hanging in a gallery at all their shows for the next year or so. So if you’re at DreamHack Denver THIS WEEKEND, look for us! And if you see it on display, send us a photo.

All credit to Martin Murphy, Jason Bennett, and Kyle Miller for all their good work that went into this piece - an assembly of documents you will find in Freedom Town. And thanks to Dreamhack and “hey” to all the other teams whose work was selected. Check them out here:

Also, since our last posting here, we had a great PAX West. We showed off our new demo which featured prisoners you could free from their cages, a confrontation with preacher Isaac, chickens, pigs, and a Macaw, and and the first fully voiced appearance from Stella, the player character's sister. If you want a sneak peek at some of the gameplay, you can find a fast playthrough of one of the demo paths here:

At PAX we made it official that we're shipping in 2018, with emphasis on "as early as possible." But we don't want to give out a specific date until we are very certain about it. Of course as soon as we have something more specific we will post about it here.

Thanks to Jeff, Eka, Carl, Brigitte and Deborah for helping with the booth and showing the games to the countless folks who dove in. And once again eternal gratitude to our voice acting power couple Ellen & John for coming by and signing for two plus hours. And finally thanks to the Indie Megabooth for having us. Here's a wrap up from them:

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August 30

All the Details on PAX West

For PAX West this weekend, wanted to post some quick details about where you can find the game if you happen to be going to the show (and show you a preview of our new in-fiction brochures in the image above)

We're in the Indie Megabooth!

This year we'll be in the Indie Megabooth down in the heart of the fourth floor of the convention center. We are in the back left corner, adjacent to our good friends at Thimbleweed Park. The Indie Megabooth folks made this cool video to help you know where to find us. Take a look at all the cool games on display this year, or look for us at at the 10:52 mark.

Also: The MIX!

In the Seattle area but don't have a PAX badge? No problem, we'll also be showing off the new demo at the Media Indie Exchange or "The MIX" event on Friday night, September 1st, from 7-11 pm. You can still RSVP for a FREE ticket here:

Did I mention it's free? Hope to see you there.

Come meet John & Ellen!

Our fantastic voice acting power couple Ellen McLain and John Patrick Lowrie will be happy to meet you and sign whatever you might bring (or sign some Church literature) at our PAX booth. They will be at our booth at these times:

Saturday 12 to 1 PM
Monday 2 to 3 PM

You might also enjoy the PAX Panel they'll be participating in. The panel focuses on their work with Valve, but we have it on good authority they'll be talking about The Church in the Darkness too and you just might hear a song in there... Here's the key information:

Not in Seattle?

Sorry for all the PAX-related posting for those not in the Pacific Northwest this weekend. After the show we'll be sharing more about the demo, including some video of the new demo map and other cool stuff we will be showing at PAX. So check back here in September...

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About This Game

No one is forced to join a cult. It welcomes you. It understands you. It envelops you until the words become more than truth - they make you whole.

In the late 1970s, the charismatic Isaac and Rebecca Walker lead the Collective Justice Mission. Labeled radicals and feeling persecuted by the US government, they relocate their followers to the one place they believe they can create a socialist utopia: the jungles of South America. There they build Freedom Town. But relatives left behind in the US become worried: what exactly is going on at this compound in the jungle?

The Church in the Darkness combines unique narrative with tight top-down action-infiltration gameplay in an open-ended environment. As Vic, an ex-law enforcement officer, you travel to South America to get into Freedom Town and check on your nephew, Alex. Play how you want - you can avoid detection completely, take on the guards using non-lethal methods, or kill anyone who gets in your way. But you'll have to live with the consequences of those choices.

The game stars Ellen McLain (best known as GLaDOS in Portal) and John Patrick Lowrie (the Sniper from Team Fortress 2) as the intense Rebecca and Isaac Walker. You soak up the story through the town PA system, where the preachers share their dogma and beliefs. You find documents and letters scattered around camp which clue you into the true nature of Freedom Town.

Every playthrough offers unique gameplay scenarios and story elements, with different character personalities and a shifting narrative told through investigation and action. How dangerous are the Walkers? Who are your allies and enemies? How far will you go to uncover the truth and save these people?

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP SP2 or later
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: OS X 10.8+
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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