Join The Darkside Detective, Francis McQueen, as he investigates the bizarre, the supernatural and those missing cat cases that keep getting dropped on his desk.
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Very Positive (239) - 95% of the 239 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jul 27, 2017
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July 28

Linux Black Screen Temporary Workaround





Hello, Linux-friends,

We know that some of you are experiencing an issue where the game starts and all you see is a jet black screen. While you might think this is the game, we assure you it is not. It seems to be an issue with some Linux configurations, especially when prime synchronization is in use. Essentially, a 0x0 resolution is being auto detected for fullscreen mode and being used by the game startup.

It's not a perfect solution but a workaround (until we patch it) is to navigate to:

~/.config/unity3d/Spooky Doorway/The Darkside Detective/
and edit the prefs file to be like this:
<pref name="Screenmanager Is Fullscreen mode" type="int">0</pref> <pref name="Screenmanager Resolution Height" type="int">1080</pref> <pref name="Screenmanager Resolution Width" type="int">1920</pref>

This will set fullscreen mode to false and force a windowed resolution of 1920x1080.
If it doesn't help, it would be awesome if you could forward on your Player.log and prefs files from the above directory to tracey {at} spookydoorway {dot} com

We hope this helps some of you,
The Spooky Doorway Team (but mostly Tracey)
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July 28

Interview with Adventure Gamers



We recently sat down with Adventure Gamers to talk about making The Darkside Detective and adventure game development.

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Reviews

“...one of the most entertaining and rewarding points and click games I've ever played.”
9 – Richard Seagrave - GameSpew

“It may be a self-described “micro-adventure” game, but despite its simple style and presentation, The Darkside Detective has a lot of heart”
Chloi Rad - IGN

“...so many of the jokes land that playing is like having dinner with a well-oiled double act.”
Adam Smith - Rock, Paper, Shotgun

About This Game

Where cultists crawl, where demons dwell, where the occult… occults? *ahem* That's where you’ll find Detective Francis McQueen, the lead investigator of the criminally underfunded Darkside Division. When evil darkens the doorsteps of Twin Lakes City – hell, even when it just loiters around shop fronts or hangs out in shady alleyways – he’s there, ready to investigate the cases that nobody else will.
He is The Darkside Detective.

The Darkside Detective is a micro-adventure game with a distinct sense of humour. It’s being developed for PC & Mac, and consists of a series of humorous bite-size investigations into the occult and extraordinary. It features:

- 6 cases, each more spooky than the last
- Music from Ben Prunty, the audiomancer behind gems such as FTL and Gravity Ghost
- At least three jokes
- Cutting edge, high definition pixels
- One free curse-removal, up to and including mid-level witch hexes

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Pentium 4
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Chipset 3000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Pentium 4
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated GPU
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7+
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Chipset 3000
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X Yosemite
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated GPU
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: Pentium 4
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Chipset 3000
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: Pentium 4
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated GPU
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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