Horror in the Darkness 17+

Text Based Game

Craig Kadziolka

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 229 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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 1.4

Fixes intermittent crashing during the upgrade process.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
229 Ratings

229 Ratings

Squirrel040802 ,


Loved this game so much! The story was very well-paced and some of the puzzles of figuring out what else you needed and what to use were sometimes difficult, but not obnoxiously hard. I loved the story and the mystery was the kind that gets under your skin. My only small complaint is that it didn’t feel like we got a whole lot of closure at the end. We solved the puzzle and fixed the curse, but there wasn’t much explanation on what exactly the curse was, why it came from that artefact, why that artefact was important and how and when the family had gotten ahold of it. We see the results of the excavation because you find like four bodies around the property but we don’t really know a lot about how the curse played out. Just felt like the ending was a little rushed but other than that I loved it!!

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! ✌️🏻

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