The Design of the Darkside Detective

This week on the cast, I spoke with Tracy and Dave from Spooky Doorway about the development and writing behind the game The Darkside Detective.

PP Darkside Detective

The Darkside Detective originally started as a game jam title. One important point we talked about was the decision to forgo crowdfunding to develop the game, and how the team worked around it. We spoke about how the game was created and Tracy and Dave’s thoughts on adventure game design.

Part of the challenge of developing the Darkside Detective was setting the tone and mood with the writing. We also had a talk about puzzle design and the difficulty of designing a puzzle that fits the world/writing, as opposed to just being a wall in front of the player.