Spooky Doorway
Based in Galway,

Founding Date:

April 2015



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Where cultists crawl, where demons dwell, where the occult… occults? you’ll find Detective Francis McQueen, the sole member of the criminally underfunded Darkside Division. When evil darkens the doorsteps of Twin Lakes City – hell, even when it just loiters around shop fronts or hangs out in shady alleyways – he’s there, ready to investigate the cases that nobody else will. He is The Darkside Detective.

The Darkside Detective is a classic point and click adventure game with a distinct sense of humour. It’s being developed for PC and Mac and is set to be released this year. Come and join Detective McQueen and Officer Dooley as they investigate 6 bizarre cases. From the occult to the supernatural, anything is possible in this micro adventure game.


The game was born at the Galway Game Jam in November 2014. Its original demo created in under 8 hours by Paul Conway & Christopher Colston. The short prototype proved to be quite popular after it was posted online, convincing the team that there was life in creating an extended game. Dave & Tracey McCabe joined the team as a writer and programmer respectively, with Ben Prunty coming onboard as a composer.

The main aim of the team is to deliver a series of small adventure stories all wrapped up into the one game. Come and join Detective Francis McQueen as he investigates the most bizarre and obscure cases that come across his desk. From the occult to the supernatural, anything is possible in this micro adventure game.


The Darkside Detective Trailer

This is some music from the soundtrack being created by Ben Prunty

Occult for Dummies

Main Theme


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Logo & Icon

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Selected Articles

  • I enjoy humor in games, but it’s rare that I genuinely crack up. DoomCube’s The Darkside Detective demo had me laughing consistently with its silly sense of humor…

  • Darkside Detective looks like it might be a nineties Lucasarts take on Ghostbusters, by way of Columbo.

  • Looking for a new point-and-click adventure game to get excited for? Well, Darkside Detective may just be up your alley…

  • …it’s got a nice-‘n-breezy sense of humour running throughout.

  • …a great moody soundtrack and wonderful dark, yet colorful pixel art graphics.

  • There certainly is an undeniable charm to the game, with a sense of humor that pokes fun at all the other detective stories that take themselves way too seriously.

  • …definitely has potential


Paul Conway

Tracey McCabe

Christopher Colston

Dave McCabe

Ben Prunty