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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Release Date:
Sep 26, 2018

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October 15

Small Chapter 1 Patch!

Hey everyone, we've seen a lot of people complain about the mouse smoothing present in the game.

I just pushed a quick patch adding a toggle setting in the options menu, for all of you who want that accuracy and precision :)

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October 9

New Chapter 1 Update! Version 1.1.2

Good news! I've heard the feedback and I understand your concerns that Dark Deception is way too easy ;). Nikson and I have updated the monkeys and their AI to provide a more robust and fair gameplay experience for Chapter 1! Here's what's new:

1. Improved Monkey AI - the monkeys no longer chain together and will each actively seek out different paths to reach you. This means you can get cut off from the front, so pay attention to what's ahead of you. It's easy to focus too much on the tablet map ;).

2. Monkey proximity sound - the monkeys now make an attack sound when they get close to help you distinguish which monkey is closest and which direction they are coming from.

3. Less Monkeys - smarter AI means 4 monkeys became impossible at this point in the game when the player has no powers. There are now 3 monkeys, which means you always have a route to escape unless you corner yourself.

4. Bonus Shard - After testing a timed and infinite reveal enemies effect from the bonus shard, we've settled on a longer version of the timed effect. Reveal Enemies will now last 1 minute after collecting the red bonus shard.

5.180 Turn - You can now instantly turn 180 degrees by middle mouse clicking. You can change the assigned control input in the game launcher.

6. Toggle Sprint - If you are tired of holding Shift to run, toggle sprint on in options to always run.

7. Adaptive FOV - The FOV changes depending on player speed for improved visual feedback.
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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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