Be prepared for the horror, and to run for your life, in this pixel style horror adventure featuring five possible endings!
All Reviews:
Very Positive (133) - 81% of the 133 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 30, 2015

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May 7

Into The Gloom 1.1.0 is OUT! now with Steam Achievements and many fixes.

Hello there guys, the game was finally updated after around 2 years!

Previously the game was running in Unity Engine V4 which had many limitations about Steamworks integration, it didn't matter how much I fixed it was never going to get the Steamworks features. Feeling a bit guilty about "abandoning" the game and the forums, I decided to try porting it again to newer unity version. As expected, everything was broken, it took me some time to get it back working to what I expect will be the final version of this small horror adventure. The changes can be seen below.

  • Engine version changed (Ported from Unity 4 to unity 5)
  • Added Steam Achievements!
  • Added Cloud save and local file system [Will no longer save in Windows registry].
  • Vsync option added. Game no longer capped at 60.
  • Fixed several grammar mistakes.
  • Fixed some minor game bugs.
  • Fixed several cursor related glitches.
  • Inventory/Dialogs/Menus UI will now scale according to the resolution.
  • Cutscenes now show the texts faster, but let you skip the dialogs at will.
  • The scene where you are caught inside the cage can now be skipped (When not the first time).
  • TV remote control is now much more responsive to user input.
  • Improved resolution selector; Only compatible monitor resolutions will show now.
  • Added some emergency exit signs in the parking level.
  • WASD instructions graphic added to "The nowhere" map.
  • Small graphic changes in some UI elements.
  • Player is no longer able to move after being caught by the shadow.
  • Warning screen can now be skipped.

Wishing you all the best,
Emmanuel (earrgames).
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April 10

My new game "Downbreak" has just been released today!

I really enjoy trying out new interesting ideas, and this time I bring you a little different game; Downbreak! It is an experimental minesweeper-like puzzle game,
but this time the crates will fall! Make sure to give it a look ;)

To celebrate the release of Downbreak, Into The Gloom is 80% off until April 17th 2018.

Thanks for your time!

Emmanuel (earrgames).
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“ sets a fine mood, has puzzles to break up the wandering and is a promising first release.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“...there were pretty good puzzles in this game and I enjoyed solving them ... it did have a story in the end and it did have some intense moments in the end...”

“Shut your windows, close the curtains and turn off the lights as you are about to play a first person puzzle solving horror game from earrgames.'s certainly one to impress with fantastic level design and an atmospheric background.”
Indie Retro News

About This Game

Into The Gloom is a first person puzzle solving horror game based on retro style graphics.

It features only the black, white and red colors. Explore 18 suspenseful levels to find the items and solve the puzzles. You will encounter terrifying events along your path, and must escape from "The Shadow".

This is an atmospheric horror game; creepiness is not only about monsters but the environment, rich enveloping sounds and occasional jump scares. This game also features real dynamic puzzles, not limited to pickup and use items. Headphones are strongly recommended for best experience.

Prepare for the horror, and to run for your life in this pixel style horror adventure featuring five possible endings!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 160 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Headphones recommended
    • OS: Windows 7/8/8.1
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz dual core or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 160 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Headphones recommended
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