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Flashlight Battery: 32%

You open your eyes.

At first, all you can see is inky blackness, then familiar shapes start to cast their forms before you. Trees.

Oh no.

You forcefully lurch yourself into a sitting position. Every movement feels like a thousand wasps have driven their stingers into you. This is not the worst of your concerns.

Flashlight Battery: 15%

You examine your surroundings. You are in a small clearing surrounded by trees. Beside you lies a black metal flashlight. The flashlight has already been turned on and its beam illuminates a narrow path ahead of you between the trees.

You reach out and take the flashlight. Then you manage to pull yourself to your feet and lumber towards the path ahead. As you painfully move forward, your mind struggles to assess your current situation. What did you do wrong? Why did they bring you here?

Flashlight Battery: 9%

As you ponder these questions, you hear a rustle in some bushes to your left. You freeze. Every second feels like eternity, but you don’t move. You know where you are, and things that rustle in the bushes here are not good things. After what feels like a lifetime, all falls silent. You take in a deep breath and continue. As cautious as you try to be, deep down you know the unavoidable truth of your situation:

Flashlight Battery: 1%

You are here to die.

Hi, my name is Raul Medrano of 90 SANDS INTERACTIVE and I am the creator of In The Dark. At its heart, In the dark is an open world text adventure. But it’s so much more beneath the surface.

Instead of completing the story by simply typing commands into the interface, you need to be on constant alert to visual and audio cues within the game. Make the wrong move, and you may very well doom your character.

Sounds interesting? There’s more.

In the Dark is a game about choices as well as puzzle solving. The decisions you make in the game will affect how the rest of the game plays out. We are proud to offer a variety of endings for the game; this adds to the replay value as you attempt to get them all!

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The game will be available for both Windows and IOS and will be distributed electronically via a variety of publishing platforms, including steam and itch.io. 

100 BACKERS: 

We will release a game demo for everyone to try!

$1,000 GOAL REWARDS:

We will add a new "Sanity" mechanic to the game, which will pit you against your own mind in order to stay alive!

$1,500 GOAL REWARDS:

We will release a mobile version of the game for that will be distributed for free to all backers!

$2,000 GOAL REWARDS:

Our game will receive a GRAPHICAL UPGRADE! We will create a visual environment for the forest, as well as upgraded creature visuals!

 

Risks and challenges

We want our game to be the best it can be, and we are confident we can deliver our content right on schedule; the game's basic framework is already complete.
The story is being continuously expanded along with the game world to give the players more choice of how they want to approach the game. We are also working on special creature designs that will take time to complete.
These additions are what we are working on. If there are any delays, we will have an alpha available for our backers to play on the release date which is on May 26, 2018. Everyone will still receive the final version and any updates that we make. Thank you for your support!

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