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Delouse your room with sage and pack up your travel-sized ouija board, it’s time to re-enter Twin Lakes - America’s 34th most haunted city. Join Detective McQueen as he puzzles his way through 6 chilling cases, risking life and pixelated limb to solve the macabre mysteries that plague the poor town.
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Very Positive (30) - 93% of the 30 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (263) - 96% of the 263 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Apr 15, 2021
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Reviews

“The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark is a gloriously retro nostalgia fix for those who love point and click games. But for those who have never played them before, it’s a brilliant introduction to the genre”
5/5 – The Mirror

“A worthy follow-up to the first season...Weird characters, wacky shenanigans and whizzbang jokes abound, with the familiar wonderful pixel art style encompassing it all.”
4.5/5 – Adventure Gamers

“The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark is so sharp-witted, it’s easily one of the best adventure games to come along in years.”
5/5 – Saving Content

Feature List

• 6 unique cases, the likes of which you’ve never seen before (not a guarantee)
• Uses both pointing and clicking technology
• Music from Thomas O'Boyle, a totally-living composer, definitely not undead
• Photo-Realistic* Pixel Rendering (*Depends on your definition of photo-realism)
• 1 mail-in rebate per customer on exorcism services for hauntings resulting from play
• A brief recap of the events of "The Darkside Detective" for anyone who hasn't played it and doesn't want to

About This Game

Twin Lakes is a cursed city. Less cursed than say, “Demons are tearing it apart” but more cursed than “always loses its keys” or “often steps in puddles”. It’s roughly in the middle of the cursed scale, is what we’re trying to say.

Cursed enough that it’s a nuisance. Cursed enough that somebody has to deal with it…

That’s where The Darkside Detective comes in. Whenever you hear a bump in the night, feel a tingle up your spine, or smell something fishy, Detective Francis McQueen isn’t far behind.
No, he doesn’t smell of fish - it’s a phrase, come on...

Picking up after the events of The Darkside Detective, McQueen has to save his usually-present (in body, if not mind) sidekick Officer Dooley from the Darkside, so the two can get back to what they do best - investigating the city’s many strange, often paranormal, always paradoxical goings-on.

Join them in this frighteningly funny point-and-click adventure as they investigate six more standalone cases bringing them to a carnival, the local retirement home, an amateur wrestling circuit and even as far away as Ireland as they do what they can to keep the Darkside at bay.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Pentium 4
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Chipset 3000
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Pentium 4
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated GPU
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7+
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X Yosemite
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated GPU
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: Pentium 4
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Chipset 3000
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: Pentium 4
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated GPU
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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