Death awaits you in Dark Deception, a story-driven first-person horror maze game. There's nowhere to hide and nowhere to catch your breath. Run or die - it's your choice. Trapped in a realm of nightmarish mazes with a mysterious woman, your only hope of survival is to find a way to escape the darkness.
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Very Positive - 98% of the 86 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date:
Sep 26, 2018

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December 7

v1.2 Achievement Update.

Hey everyone, we've released an update for Chapter 1 that adds Achievements and a custom mouse cursor.

If you already got S rank for Hotel before this update, the achievement should unlock as soon as you get to the title screen.

Please let us know if the achievements unlock correctly, we've briefly tested them, but it's my first time implementing achievements for Steam :)
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November 27

Chapter 2 Release Date & New Devlog

Hello everyone! Many have asked about Chapter 2's release date and I've delayed on a response until I had a more accurate answer. However, I can now say that Dark Deception Chapter 2 will release on January 4th, 2019. About 3 months for each Chapter will likely be the normal amount of required development time. If we finish earlier, we might release a bit sooner than that date. However, first week of January works out better for us since December is not a great month to release in for indie devs. There are a lot of big title releases from AAA studios like EA. Also, a lot of people are on vacation and busy enjoying the Holidays with their families. We are also attempting to line up the Chapter 2 release date with the launch of Dark Deception merch in stores like Hot Topic. So forgive the 3 weeks delay. I promise that Nikson and I will make it worth the wait!

In the meantime, check out the new Dark Deception Devlog for the school level and subscribe to our channel to follow along with all DD devlogs as they release. Help us reach our first 1000 subscribers on Youtube!

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About This Game

Dark Deception is a story driven first-person horror action maze game, created from a collaborative indie effort between DD's original creator and the creator of TJOC: Story Mode.

Dark Deception mixes the fast-paced style of classic arcade games with fun horror game design. Trapped in a dark world full of nightmarish mazes and ridiculous monsters, the only way out is to face the darkness and find a way to survive.

This is the first chapter in the Dark Deception story. Investigate and survive the first maze. Be careful though. You are not alone. There are monsters in there and they are looking for you. You will face your fears. The question is - what are you afraid of?


  • Fast-paced Arcade Horror: No hiding in lockers here. Run for your life and run fast. Enemies can be stunned and avoided, but not killed.
  • Power System: Earn XP and unlock powers as you progress that will allow you to even the odds and survive longer against horrendous creatures.
  • High Quality: AAA-quality graphics and creative designs give players a variety of unique and terrifying worlds and enemies to survive.
  • Hazardous Environments: Enemies are not the only danger. The mazes themselves are full of traps, hazards, and other dangers to watch out for.
  • Unique Enemies: Every nightmare presents a unique creature that has its own distinct AI. Players will have to change up their tactics in order to survive.
  • Dark Humor: While scary, Dark Deception is not a bloody or gory game and features it's own stylized brand of dark humor. Dark Deception was designed to be enjoyed by everyone.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4330/AMD FX-6300
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB/ AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 60fps low settings at 1080p
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Corei5-6600K/ AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB/ AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 60fps high settings at 1080p

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