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Horror in the Darkness is an exploration and puzzle solving adventure game inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, where players explore and investigate, putting together clues and solve puzzles to uncover the secrets of Wentsire Manor. It is a mobile phone adaption of the classic text-based adventure genre, similar to the point-and-click classics. The game combines a bleak environment and an sense of underlying dread with moments of comedy to keep you entertained.

Fresh back from the horrors of World War 2, our protagonist was working as a private investigator. Not hugely successful, but it paid the bills. Mostly. But when the widow of his old friend needed his help nothing could have prepared him for the bizarre and uncanny events that were about to unfold.

What’s New

Version 1.2

Additional content for premium upgrade purchasers.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

universalworst ,

Great game

The first review visible on the page says that after purchasing the upgrade, the user was unable to open the game. If that was the case, I can confirm the issue has been resolved, because I got the upgrade and have had no problems. Hopefully that review doesn’t stay on the front page for this app, because this game deserves a better first impression.

This game and the others in the series are challenging, fun, and exist in a universe that truly does feel Lovecraftian. I sincerely hope the developers continue making more games like these!

Nanomanpa ,

I really liked it

Pretty similar to the turn based Cave and Adventure games of years ago. I got a little confused a few times but was eventually able to figure things out (after upgrading to get unlimited hints). I definitely enjoyed this game and I'm about to download the next installment in the series.

SleepyGurrl ,

Wow, LOVED it!

Fantastic game! Took me back to the "old days" of playing text based games for hours on end. I normally hate posting reviews, but I actually WANTED to say how great this game was. Thanks for putting it out there!

Highly recommend this one, peoples!!!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review! I appreciate the feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed the game!


Software Design Solutions Limited
40.8 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
© 2016 Software Design Solutions Ltd T/A Karmic Shift Studios
In-App Purchases
  1. Premium Upgrade $0.99


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