This was great, I do feel like it was too easy though.
A downloadable game for Windows and macOS
Are you brave enough to find out what Dwells in the Dark? Come and relive your childhood nightmares, keeping monsters at bay with nothing but your nightlight. Darkness Dwells is a first person horror game, placing you in the eyes of a child trying to survive the night until your parents check in on you.
Flashing the rocking horse too quickly does seem to glitch it out, we are working on it. :)
- Added audio slider
- Added Invert Y option
- Added config banner
- Added app icon
If you want to support us, donating, following, commenting and just interacting with us through the development of this game would be amazing. we hope to keep updates frequent so the more support we get the easier that is to do.
Game Designer/Project Manager - Victor Weidar
Game Designer/VFX Artist -Paul Frame
Game Designer/Programmer - NicholasDuxbury
Game Designer / Artist -VcPenguin
Animator - Kat Latcham
Animator - Mathew Rayner
Animator - Matt Gibson
Voice Actors - VcPenguin, Aline Otréus
|Published||80 days ago|
|Authors||DarknessDwells, VcPenguin, Victor Weidar, Paul C Frame, Nicholas Duxbury|
|Made with||Unity, Audacity|
|Tags||Atmospheric, Dark, First-Person, Horror, Monsters, secrets, Spooky, supernatural, Survival Horror|
|Average session||A few minutes|
- Darkness Dwells [update 0.1.1]76 days ago
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Had a lot of fun with this game! Very entertaining and spooky!
This was a simple game, but managed to be alright considering that it had similar mechanics to fnaf
This is a really good game, and the ambiance is killer. The sound ques are on point with the monsters. The art style is GREAT! loved the way they were drawn. You guys have great potential, and seriously consider doing it as a full game with a story.
This game is interesting
Really good game, I mixed this footage with that of another game , I hope you don't mind??
Ah this was pretty good for a bit of high anxiety! The format is good, the creepy atmosphere really comes across well and the monsters are indeed creepalicious, but the one night on display here is a bit easy.
If you ever expand upon things and add some more nights, maybe throw an interesting backstory in there somewhere and a couple more monsters to keep an eye on you'd really be on to something! But this was fun for what it was, keep up the great work everyone! =)
I had completely forgotten to share my video of this game. When I had played this originally, it stopped being scary after a short while. And the only monster that ever actually got me was the one under the bed. It was rather easy to avoid dying from the other monsters.
But the real issue I have with this game is that it's rather boring after a short while like I said before. And the game lasted so long, I was getting tired of playing it.
This game was really good. Would say to make it harder if you add additional nights to the game. As this was too easy to do. Good job
Its good but I think you should have the game restart the level rather than going back to the main menu, just developer to developer advice.
I'll just leave some feedback here;
- Very nice voice acting!
- Great lighting - though I think it was too bright.
- Another thing is that i believe it was plain to easy. I had to replay the game to see what happens when you neglect each monster.
- The overall modeling, font etc was really cool.
- For a demo and just in general, this was awesome, keep it up!
Wow this is a very nice difference from your last game! Really nicely done, the ambiance is pretty darn good and the mechanics work fairly well. Hope you're able to get some more monsters in to make it more challenging! Good job either way duder.
What an awsome game!! Character design is brilliant!
Great job, can't wait to see the fuller version of it. Also - nice voice acting.
I really enjoyed this one! I wish it was longer and had more monsters to deal with! After getting the hang of it, it's actually pretty easy, so more of a challenge would be awesome! But like I said I really did enjoy it!
Awesome! The atmosphere was on point! Keep up the good work! Can't wait to see this in later development!
fun and creepy game, so many monsters to keep track of! I didn't get far but had a ton of fun ;P
Game mechanics were decent! Really surprised me for a free horror game. I like the bedroom setting and the concept on how to dispel
all the monsters was dope! Only thing that was annoying was holding left click the whole time because If you don't the blanket is constantly being taken away. But other than that this game was dope!
Needs some polish. I see you're aware of the rocking horse glitch, so hopefully that gets fixed soon. Otherwise, seems like another Sit 'n' Survive with a little character. Appreciate the voice acting! Great work, keep it up!
I absolutley love this game. Had a blast playing it. Mechanics work perfect. The only drawback that I can see currently is lack of content. If this is only night one then this has been a job well done. Please add more content. This game deserves it! Overall 8/10 Would scream like a girl again!
Once I got a hang of the controls I was alright... but GOOD LORD THE JUMPSCARES IN THE BEGINNING.
Good Game! but Very Short XD
I loved playing this wonderfully terrifying game [FR]
amazing for a demo! looking forward on the full version!
amazing graphics! amazing mechanics!
Really cool monsters and mechanics! Got some spooks but survived at the end!
This was nice. I got to hang out with Joe and Nosferatu and some jerk under the bed who has a vacuum mouth.
Kept me engaged, got a couple spooks in, tidy little package of a game you made here.
I'd love to see a version where you play as the dad who it turns out is equally scared of monsters, something to really laugh at.'
What if... Someone came from the window too? Idk man good game anyways :D
Not bad for a demo, you've got some good ideas.
Very spooky game. It has the mechanics of FNAF or Boogeyman. The graphics are good and the ambiance is great.
J'étais vraiment pas loin! Le jeu a une super ambiance et offre une bonne difficulté. J'ai adoré!
A very cool fnaf style game it was actually quite challenging but the mechanics made the game very fun and interesting good luck on the future of this
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This was such a freaky game! too bad i couldnt complete the level or night :( other than that i thought this game was awesome! :D
Gave it a go...
This game was pretty good! I kinda felt like there were a few bugs, so let's talk about those first before the praise! Every time I failed or died, the mouse would stop working for some reason and I'd have to minimize/maximize the game to make it work again (running in fullscreen). At one point, the LMB was not grabbing the blankets and pulling them up, ultimately leading to death. Aaaaand the rocking horse monster seemed to pop in multiple instances quite often. Spamming the flashlight fixes that, but I'm not entirely sure if it is inentional. Err, I see you're working on the horse. Awesome!
Now for praise! This game's atmosphere and voice acting was actually well done! In my video, the audio for the voices was pretty choppy. I have NO idea why. Every time I restarted the night, they'd sound fine. It was just choppy the first time. The thunder scared me almost EVERY time it hit. The 'monster' designs and models were awesome. I especially loved 'The Babadook' jumpscare (the closet monster). The mechanics were simple, but still difficult. I love having to deal with uniformity and prioritizing things. I know a lot of people are saying 'ITS LIKE FNAF' - but you do you. It's hard to not do something that FNAF has already done anymore. Thanks for making this!
I just got done playing for a bit. I didn't get too far, but I did have fun with it. The environment is great and the models are spooky. The little rocking horse guy got me too much, but it's all good. He'll probably lure me into a false sense of security and something else will get me later. We'll see. I'll definitely be playing this again. I did find a way to cheese the blanket by simply holding LMB the whole time and only letting off to flash what I needed to flash. Not sure if that's intended or not.
so I played your game and had a lot of fun! I'm not sure if I was running into a bug or not, but at any rate, hope you enjoy!
Hey, Nathan Blake. Yeah there are still a few issues and thanks for the suggestion about mentioning the bug in the description. We are absolutely still adding to this and trying to make it as good as it deserves but time was against us. There will be an update as soon as we can manage it along with a teaser of what may come later. We're really glad you liked it all the same.
Welp - I tried
Hey, Neco. Yes you absolutely tried and we appreciate that, thanks for playing and showing off our work. You're right, some things aren't meant to do that, we are working on it but are short on time currently. An update will be coming shortly that should have most of this ironed out. Thanks for giving it a shot though.
It is a good concept, and it really reminds me of the first level of Joy of Creation. It definitely requires polish however, but I already seen that you are going to make adjustments. I was also not expecting voice acting as well! Which was a plus on my books. It's going along great over there.
Hey DatMasterHunts. There are some obvious issues at present but release was required. Fix one thing, break a bunch of others, you know how development is. Thanks for playing and we're really happy you like even where it's up to. We'll let you know when it's been updated. We WILL have a good time.