During the London Games Festival, indie developer Spooky Doorway and publisher Akupara Games announced the official release date for The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark.

Whether you played and enjoyed 2017’s Darkside Detective and are hungry for more, or are looking for a fun new indie game to play, there are tons of reasons to look forward to the release date of The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark. 

Release Date For The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark Announced

Spooky Doorway and Akupara Games announced today that The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark will be released on April 15. To get a feel for the game ahead of its release, a free demo of the game is now available on Steam.

The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark is a point and click adventure where you play as Detective McQueen. As Detective McQueen, you’ll work your way through a number of chilling cases that reveal themselves to be more unusual than they first seem.

If you’re like us and love The X-Files and Twin Peaks, you’ll probably love The Darkside Detective. To get an even better idea as to what the game is about, here’s the official description for The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark per the game’s Steam page

“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.”

If you’re a fan of indie games and the name “Darkside Detective” sounds familiar, it’s because the first Darkside Detective game released back in 2017. A Fumble in the Dark is the follow-up to that game and features six brand new cases.

While we personally recommend buying and playing the first Darkside Detective game before digging into A Fumble in the Dark, it’s worth noting that A Fumble in the Dark includes a brief recap of the events of The Darkside Detective that’ll help you get caught up without having to sit down and work your way through the first game. 

If you’re curious about the game, you can also play through a free demo of The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark right now on Steam. If you’re already planning to buy and play A Fumble in the Dark, or the demo captivates your attention, the good news is that you won’t have to wait too much longer for the full release.

The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark is scheduled to release on April 15 and will be available on PC (Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, Nintendo Switch, and Google Stadia. 

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