Based in Galway,
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.
Some music from The Darkside Detective soundtrack, composed by Ben Prunty
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...one of the most entertaining and rewarding points and click games I've ever played.
It may be a self-described “micro-adventure” game, but despite its simple style and presentation, The Darkside Detective has a lot of heart.
...so many of the jokes land that playing is like having dinner with a well-oiled double act.
It's warmly funny and offbeat, like a detective sitcom that isn't rubbish.
…a great moody soundtrack and wonderful dark, yet colorful pixel art graphics.