The Darkside Detective

The Darkside Detective

2018

System
Switch eShop
Publisher
Isometric Dreams
Developer
Spooky Doorway

7.8

Game Rating

User Ratings: 4

Our Review: 7/10

Overview

Number of Players
Single Player
Genre
Adventure, Puzzle
Release Date

Switch eShop

  • 7th Feb 2018, $12.99 (US/Canada)
  • 7th Feb 2018 (UK/EU/AU)

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Reviews

  • 17

    Switch eShop

    Review The Darkside Detective

    Scooby dude

    The Darkside Detective really wants you to know that its development team grew up watching TV and movies from the ‘80s and ‘90s. Whether it’s the point-and-click based gameplay that hearkens back to classics such as The Secret Of Monkey Island and Day Of The Tentacle or the referential-heavy dialogue, there’s always a pop culture...

About The Game

Join The Darkside Detective, Francis McQueen, as he investigates the bizarre, the supernatural and those missing cat cases that keep getting dropped on his desk.

Where cultists crawl, where demons dwell, where the occult… occults? *ahem* That's where you’ll find Detective Francis McQueen, the lead investigator 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 micro-adventure game with a distinct sense of humour. It’s being developed for PC & Mac, and consists of a series of humorous bite-size investigations into the occult and extraordinary. It features:

  • 6 cases, each more spooky than the last
  • Music from Ben Prunty, the audiomancer behind gems such as FTL and Gravity Ghost
  • At least three jokes
  • Cutting edge, high definition pixels
  • One free curse-removal, up to and including mid-level witch hexes