Dark Past is based on psychological horror by paranormal activity occurring during your investigations. Play solo or up to 4 players to try and solve the mystery of what entity is left behind.
All Reviews:
Mixed (56) - 66% of the 56 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 25, 2022

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I am a solo developer. While the foundation of the game is being built I think it is important to get feedback and ideas to make sure Dark Past reaches its highest potential and giving players a new experience each time they play.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Most likely will be early 2024 however due to the nature of adding features this could change.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“I am looking to make detailed paranormal events with the ambition of trying to keep it fresh every time the player plays. There will be new maps and equipment and any other community feedback ideas could be implemented providing it is in scope.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“There are currently 7 maps, 8 pieces of equipment which is already expanding. The AI entity is random with it's behaviour which offers replayability and I will continue to focus this during development.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price will not change during early access however, upon release I plan to raise the price”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“I want the community to be involved all the way through development. The community will be able to give ideas on what they desire the most and I could look into developing their idea to life. The community can give feedback by Steam discussions or by my Discord server”
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About This Game

Want to be dragged across the floor?

Dark Past is evolved around trying to emulate "spiritual" entity experiences. Explore different houses, use different equipment to identify the entity types.

Attempt to get rid of the entity.

Lose Control
During your investigation you might lose control over your player.

Play alone or in a group of up to 4 players. More teammates means a higher chance of success when venturing into larger haunted locations.

Speech Recognition
Dark Past will allow you to use your microphone to interact with the paranormal entities but only for a Ouija board.

Proximity Voice
Be prepared to communicate with your team using the in-game proximity voice.

Character Customisation
Customise your characters as you see fit.

Various Entity Types
There are several entity behaviour profiles. Each entity will have a randomized type (Shadow, Poltergeist, Demon etc), set of evidence to collect, and behaviour.

Currently 3 levels of difficulty, each level changes the outcome of what's to come!

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Mature content involves around violence and gore. Blood upon death and the animations are quite detailed for dying.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 - 64bit
    • Processor: Intel i5/ AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVDIA 1050/AMD equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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