Your truck is wrecked, your flashlight is dimming and darkness surrounds you. Your fears come alive. Get to the generator and bring back the light before “The Keeper” finds you.
User reviews:
Recent:
Mixed (47 reviews) - 63% of the 47 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mixed (201 reviews) - 43% of the 201 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 25, 2015

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July 21

Infinite Darkness HD Upgrade LIVE!

The latest Nyctophobia HD update is now available for both PC and Mac. See below for a list of changes/improvements.

Nyctophobia: Infinite Darkness Update Release Notes

Graphics Updates:
  • HD terrain with new textures
  • New tent
  • New flashlight
  • New campfire
  • New trees
  • New covered bridge
  • New skeleton
  • New railroad tracks
  • New area: Lakeview Railyard & Depot
  • New landmines
  • New military jeep
  • New crates
  • New perimeter fence
  • Upgraded fence textures
  • New rocks
  • New flame effects
  • New volumetric light effects in “Own the Night” mode
  • Texture improvements in “Own the Night” mode
  • Cutscene graphics improved
  • Mac graphics improved
  • Water textures improved
Gameplay Fixes:
  • Sound regions bug fix
  • Invert mouse option fixed
  • Own the Night sound effects improved
  • Over 30 new HD footstep sounds added
  • Camera effects improved
  • Battery indicator bug fixed
  • Battery lasts longer

Enjoy this upgrade free of charge.
Fight the fright. Find the light.

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June 30

Major Update Coming Soon!

The Nyctophobia: Infinite Darkness upgrade will feature all-new HD graphics, improved sound effects, bug fixes, and an entire new area. The update will be completely FREE.

What do YOU want to see in the new version? Comment below or tweet @lightningmmedia #NyctophobiaUpdate.

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About This Game


You are stranded in desolate Lakeview Woods, plunged into darkness. As you move across unfamiliar terrain your flashlight battery drains with each passing second. Along the way you collect battery packs to keep your light burning bright so you don’t get devoured by the night.

But even greater danger lurks. “The Keeper” senses your presence in his woods. He watches and whispers secrets. You must unravel his puzzles to overcome your fear of the dark and bring back the light.

Fight the fright. Find the light.

FEATURES:

▪ Vast, immersive map filled with secrets and surprises.
▪ Randomly spawned battery packs for a new experience every time.
▪ Spooky 3d environment with vivid graphics.
▪ Interactive storyline with cut scenes and journal feature.
▪ Challenging Steam Achievements.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2GHz Intel Duo Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.7+
    • Processor: 2GHz Intel Duo Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mixed (47 reviews)
Overall:
Mixed (201 reviews)
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🐉 Mistral Schwartz 🐉
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Such a gripping game. The crashes aren't even funny once you step on the mines.
Has room for potential development- keep the batteries farther apart for more challenge.
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Xuw
( 18.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
played the game while drunk.
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Lexurian
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Product received for free
Is a nice game to play when you are bored , it could be better. You can try it!
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teh_hahn
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Product received for free
Walking Simulator with very simple mechanics (you have to walk over "batteries" in order to contine). It is not frightening at all (due to simple visuals and audio). There does not seem to be a possibility to save or load games. There is no reason (maybe Steam achievements and cards) to play this game, so I can not recommend it.
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NaseeR ✶B> DLore/Ruby/Sapphire
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
nice game , it deserves a try !
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┼ CBlade ┼
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
Product received for free
★★☆☆☆
The DLC that comes with this game was the most fun I had within this game itself, it had a bit of horror and nice achievements where the Base game had a horror tone but I was only really scared once for like a minute. The base game has a lot going on in it, I like the fact that you are free to roam the whole map and have no idea where to go at first glance which is a nice thing to have in a game, but other than that this isn't really a good game, and to recommend this game solely for its included DLC isn't really a recommendation now it is, so this game gets a 2/5, almost reaches the point where I would recommend it almost almost ...
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🎩Mr.Gibus🎩
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
Product received for free
Hmm,I am going to be real,the game doesn't worth 2€,
Fortunately I received it for freee.Ok,so the game is VERY VERY rudimentary and simple over all.The game
would be ok as a school project,NOT LIKE a steam release.The "HORROR"is not in this game at all.The "STORY" is vague.The flashligh thing just doesnt work.Overall STEAM PLS FIX YOUR QUALITY CONTROL!!!Oh,and why when your flashlight is low,you start seeing on your screen something similar with a infection effect?
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lam.bui.77777
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 8
Product received for free
scare
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
Steam has dropped it's quality control over the past months and again this game is a clear proof of that. Nyctophobia offers little to nothing to my personal interest while poorly taking elements from other similar games in the same genre. The game uses Unity, so graphics-wise you can't expect anything very pretty. Length wise it lasts about 30 minutes, which has an annoying perma-death throughout most of the game. Does it make it challenging? Yes. Is it entertaining? No.

The only difficulty in this game is literally finding batteries which last about 30 seconds. The mechanics are complete nonsense. Honestly I can't even call this a horror game. The only horror element is darkness, therefore you have a flashlight. There's no jumpscares, there's barely any creatures at all to scare you. All you get is a shadow thing that doesn't appear until the end section who calls himself the Keeper, you get a weird zombie sitting on a table who gets an epileptic attack when you enter said house, also he doesn't attack you. Oh and who could forget the skeleton on the end of the boat section that is downright laughable. I'm usually very sensible to horror and find myself getting scared with the most little things even in the worst games, but this one had absolutely nothing, honestly it doesn't even try to scare you.

I feel like this game is also missing any sense of proportion at all. Sometimes things like ladders are just too big, it feels like the game character is a midget sometimes. As I've stated, the main game last 30 minutes at most, the story makes no sense but since it's a horror game that's totally okay. The sound effects and soundtrack are so out of place, sometimes there's a music building up to... nothing.

There's also another game mode that you get after beating the main one, it's called Own the Night. It adds about more 10 minutes of gameplay where you turn on some lights and kill zombies with the lights. The zombies (which are just a person fully painted in black with a worker jacket) sounds make the worst zombie sound I've ever heard in a game, ever. They literally sound like ghosts effects from a children's movie or something.

The negatives obviously beat the positives in this game, if you get Nyctophobia for free, try it out and get some laughs of it, but don't think about spending money on this game. 2/10.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
played the game while drunk.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
Such a gripping game. The crashes aren't even funny once you step on the mines.
Has room for potential development- keep the batteries farther apart for more challenge.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Product received for free
played it for the trading cards
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
I'm lovin' it. Would love to get more games like this to play and review.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
98 of 113 people (87%) found this review helpful
43 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2015
A minefield you can traverse by running round the back of it, an on-rails boat ride and a train station with two rooms. Push some pillars around, run to a generator and it's goodnight, god bless.

Granted, I didn't explore every inch of the map but then I'm guessing the developer didn't either because I fell through it twice.

Save yourself a playthrough and watch mine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yt6qTki4dLs
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72 of 83 people (87%) found this review helpful
99 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
My browsing history is scarier than this game.
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42 of 46 people (91%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2015
This ultra low budget horror adventure game starts out with you having crashed your truck in the forest, upon where you immediately find a note (personally addressed to you!) from some dark forest lord named The Keeper, telling you to leave or else. However, he's kind enough to let you know in precise detail that the generator beyond the river is where he harnesses his power, but you'll never stop him anyway because you don't have the gas can, key and cable to get the generator running.

No kidding, that's what he says in his note.

I spent about 30 minutes ambling around a hideously ugly forest that mostly consists of dirt and a sparse few PS1-era trees, picking up giant battery packages to keep my flashlight running and avoiding land mines seemingly drawn in MS Paint before I decided I had enough of this game. If you tried Nyctophobia for free you'd probably be angry at the time wasted in downloading and playing it, never mind spending a fiver for this dubious privilege.

It should also be noted that this evil spirit of the forest and darkness wrote his sinister warning message on spiral bound notebook paper. Perhaps "The Keeper" is short for "The Trapper Keeper."
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75 of 102 people (74%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2015
I knew from the trailer that the graphics weren't exactly next gen but this is really bad. It looks like a game for windows 95. I could look past that if it had good atmosphere or gameplay or was actually scary. So far none of these are the case. I've only played the game a little bit but I have a pretty good idea of the game's overall potential. I'll update my review if the game gets better but I dont' think i'll be able to tolerate too much more of this.
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38 of 47 people (81%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2015
This game is quite the tragedy. Apparently you die if your flashlight dies. And apparently your flashlight can drain newly packaged pack of duracell batteries in like 30 seconds. Then apparently you're in a forest that happens to have newly packaged 4packs of AA batteries. Does this flashlight even use AA?

Collision on the game was quite bad, kept running into trees being wider than they are. Then the last zone of the game isn't even part of the map. Maybe my map needs lighting.
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