The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark

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Delouse your room with sage and pack up your travel-sized ouija board, it’s time to re-enter Twin Lakes - America’s 34th most haunted city.
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About The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark

About this game

Delouse your room with sage and pack up your travel-sized ouija board, it’s time to re-enter Twin Lakes - America’s 34th most haunted city. Join Detective McQueen as he puzzles his way through 6 chilling cases, risking life and pixelated limb to solve the macabre mysteries that plague the poor town.

Twin Lakes is a cursed city. Less cursed than say, “Demons are tearing it apart” but more cursed than “always loses its keys” or “often steps in puddles”. It’s roughly in the middle of the cursed scale, is what we’re trying to say.

Cursed enough that it’s a nuisance. Cursed enough that somebody has to deal with it…

That’s where The Darkside Detective comes in. Whenever you hear a bump in the night, feel a tingle up your spine, or smell something fishy, Detective Francis McQueen isn’t far behind.

No, he doesn’t smell of fish - it’s a phrase, come on...

Picking up after the events of The Darkside Detective, McQueen has to save his usually-present (in body, if not mind) sidekick Officer Dooley from the Darkside, so the two can get back to what they do best - investigating the city’s many strange, often paranormal, always paradoxical goings-on.

Join them in this frighteningly funny point-and-click adventure as they investigate six more standalone cases bringing them to a carnival, the local retirement home, an amateur wrestling circuit, and even as far away as Ireland as they do what they can to keep the Darkside at bay.

Feature List

  • 9 unique cases, the likes of which you've never seen before (not a guarantee)
  • Uses both pointing and clicking technology
  • Music from Thomas O'Boyle, a totally-living composer, definitely not undead
  • Photo-Realistic* Pixel Rendering (*Depends on your definition of photo-realism)
  • 1 mail-in rebate per customer on exorcism services for hauntings resulting from play
  • A brief recap of the events of "The Darkside Detective" for anyone who hasn't played it and doesn't want to

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
April 15, 2021
Developer:
Spooky Doorway
Publisher:
Akupara Games
Rating:
ACB rating of 6
ESRB rating of 13
PEGI rating of 12
USK rating of 12
Supported Languages:
English +
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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: Pentium 4
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Chipset 3000
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Pentium 4
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Dedicated GPU
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.7+
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Mac OS X Yosemite
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Dedicated GPU
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Processor: Pentium 4
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Chipset 3000
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Processor: Pentium 4
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Dedicated GPU
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Critic Reviews

84

Multiplayer.it

80 / 100
"The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark is an irreverent expression of the paranormal imagery that we usually find in today's TV series. The title's biggest flaw is its...

The Indie Game Website

80 / 100
"The tale’s comedic tone and the dialogue are clever and snarky. Coupled with the supernatural shenanigans manifesting daily in the world of The Darkside Detective, these often...

GameSpace

80 / 100
"A fantastic follow up to The Darkside Detective. A Fumble in the Dark is even more of the same irreverent action and spooktacular silliness from the best beat cops in Twin...
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The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark User Reviews

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80% of users would recommend this.
4.7

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Adrian
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This is a very enjoyable game!
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atomicgamr
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It is a fun and cute pixel game. A sequel to the Darkside Detective game with an interesting story and more fun chatacters and interesting twists.
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Possum
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Great throwback point-and-click with fantastic writing and humor.
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Jnn
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Love this franchise! This one is more point and click and less dialogue-oriented than the first one, but it's better. The comedy is on point and the characters well developped
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 75% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 25% of GameFAQs users said The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to ESRB, The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark is suitable for players aged 13 and above.
Yes, The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark is Steam Deck Verified.
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: Pentium 4
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Chipset 3000
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Pentium 4
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Dedicated GPU
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.7+
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Mac OS X Yosemite
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Dedicated GPU
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 18 hours. 55% of users played The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark for over 12 hours.
Yes, The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark has broad critical consensus. 100% of critics on Metacritic recommend The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark. The Metascore is 84 out of 100.
80% of Fanatical users recommend The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark. The average review score is 4.7/5
Yes, 80% of Fanatical users and 100% of critics on Metacritic recommend The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark.
The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark was released on April 15, 2021
Yes, The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark supports MacOS.
Yes, The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark supports Linux.
The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark is published by Akupara Games
The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark was developed by Spooky Doorway
Fanatical users tagged The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark as Point & Click, Adventure, Story Rich, and Casual
Fanatical users tagged The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark as Pixel Graphics, Investigation, Detective, and Mystery
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark as Point & Click
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark as Adventure
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark as Story Rich

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