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The Darkside Detective: Season 2 gains a demo, now releasing in 2021

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Spooky Doorway's upcoming second helping of paranormal investigations and all sorts of weirdness with The Darkside Detective: Season 2 can now be tested out with the demo.

Not only has it gained a demo, it's gained a publisher too. Akupara Games announced earlier this month, that they've taken over publishing for the original season and for this upcoming addition. Speaking about it in a press message, they said: "Akupara Games is shifting towards a catalog of spooky and narrative-focused adventure and horror games which align with titles such as Whispering Willows and Mutazione. When we saw The Darkside Detective series we knew it was an absolutely perfect fit for our ever-growing spoopy family." - David Logan, CEO

Have you not played the first season? Good news, it's not required. It's a series of standalone stories and it will include a summary of the first season in the second so you don't miss out on too much.

What's coming in Season 2? Here's some highlights:

  • 6 brand new standalone bite-sized micro cases to solve in The Darkside Detective franchise, with more to come post-launch
  • Detective McQueen goes big with an international case of global proportions
  • Twin Lakes’ hottest fashion trends
  • Pixel optimization for better facial recognition
  • Use of an innovative combination of noises known as Moo-sak to build atmosphere and chase off lonely, eerie silence

Check out the trailer below, nice Linux logo included too just to be sure:

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This second season was funded on Kickstarter, so it's good to see another that will deliver nicely. However, we're in for a bit of a wait still as the full game is not due until sometime in 2021. Good news though, they said it does mean the QA on it will be improved so the result should be a much better game at release.

You can try the Season 2 demo on Steam.

If you want to buy the first season it's available on: Humble Store, GOG, itch.io and Steam.

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6 comments

riusma 25 Aug
Nice! I've enjoyed the first one!
randyl 25 Aug
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You find some real gems Liam, thanks. I added both to my Steam Wishlist.
hardpenguin 26 Aug
Quote"Akupara Games is shifting towards a catalog of spooky and narrative-focused adventure and horror games which align with titles such as Whispering Willows and Mutazione. When we saw The Darkside Detective series we knew it was an absolutely perfect fit for our ever-growing spoopy family." - David Logan, CEO
The Darkside Detective isn't a horror game at all though. It's a comedy point'and'click adventure.

Also ugh, why are there so many horror games 👎
Eike 26 Aug
Quoting: hardpenguinAlso ugh, why are there so many horror games 👎

Weil, people like the thrill. (Judging from what people are reading in the subway, thriller seems to be the only successful book category...)
Liam Dawe 26 Aug
Quoting: hardpenguinThe Darkside Detective isn't a horror game at all though. It's a comedy point'and'click adventure.
But it is an adventure with a narrative based on the supernatural, which is part of what they said they're totally looking for.
foobrew 27 Aug
Absolutely loved the first one and can't wait for this sequel to finally come out!
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