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The Darkside Detective: Season 2 is fully funded! Hits 122%!

Let the ritual commence!


12th October 2018 – Over 1,250 of Spooky Doorway’s friends and fans have come together to fund the development of The Darkside Detective Season 2. So grab a dusty book, draw a pentagram in goat’s blood and boil a celebratory egg – The Darkside Detective Season 2 is coming to PC, Mac, Linux and Nintendo Switch.


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


You may have thought the spooky goings on in Twin Lakes ended with the final case in critically acclaimed first Season, but things are about to get a whole lot weirder with a new season of paranormal mysteries to investigate.


The Darkside Detective is a classic point and click adventure game with a distinct sense of humour. Season 1 came with six cases and had three extra cases added post launch. Season 2 will also contain six cases, each containing around 45 minutes of adventuring fun, quips, clicks, and devilish tricks, as well as a host of ‘80s and ‘90s pop culture references.


Developer and conjurer of the dark arts, Spooky Doorway, was looking for just €35,000 to help bring the sequel to life with a Kickstarter, and now it’s fully funded and the machines are whirring into life in the Spooky Doorway lab.


Of course, the thing about opening portals is that you can always open them a little further. Offer up more coin at the altar of Spooky Doorway and the developer will get to work on the first stretch goal: The Darkside Detective Anthology.


The Darkside Detective Anthology will give you a glimpse through the looking glass, into the lives of other Twin Lakes residents. These short shorts will let you live a day in the life of other characters you met in Season 1, including the Bloodwolves, Ghouley and McScream, and Raxa.


If you still need an introduction to the world of The Darkside Detective, the first two cases from Season 1 are now available in a free demo.


About Spooky Doorway

Spooky Doorway is an Irish studio made up of three devs who met on a cursed island off the Irish coast. They formed a pact to work together on something, but had no idea what. One game jam later (and with the help of several wonderful friends) The Darkside Detective was born.

Those three devs were (and, barring some slight loss of self, continue to be) Paul Conway on art, Treasa McCabe on development and Dave McCabe on words. Being indies they share all other tasks, from design to emails. Despite having released a game, they still like one another so hope to continue pumping out fun and lighthearted games for the time-poor gamers in us all.