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 1.3

Updated to latest iOS SDK

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 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!

pr_iy_ah ,

A beautiful, but triggering game.

I would like to make it VERY clear that the game itself is incredible. It's mysterious, unnerving at all the right points, and very well written. There is not a problem with the actual game at all.

However, I did have to delete it before fully finishing it. While downloading it, there was a notification warning about more adult content. I assumed it meant gore, maybe some violent language, and other things like that.
I was not prepared for multiple areas of the game to be based around suicide.

Anything to do with suicide is extremely triggering to me, and many other people I know who wanted to finish this game. Unfortunately, we were unable to play the whole way through because of those triggering thoughts/memories.

To anyone who isn't triggered by those topics, I'd encourage you to download this game. It really is wonderful. For the developers, I'd ask you to put a more specific warning notification in the game.

Well done, and keep up the good work! ✌️🏻

BellaRules⭐️ ,


This game was so thought provoking and interesting. I gave up a couple times but i didn’t stop until i made it to the end! It was such a good journey. The mystery was engraved in my head to the point where i couldn’t handle not knowing what the ending would be! i recommend it to anyone. I upgraded to premium because trust me, using fast travel is so much easier and more useful than constantly having to look at the map and go in different directions. It’s worth it, if you want to finish the game. I recommend this game 10/10


Software Design Solutions Limited
24.5 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
In-App Purchases
  1. Premium Upgrade $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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