A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Dark Hope is a puzzle adventure game set in a steampunk world where electricity started and ended its existence with the light bulb. Towering clockwork puzzles and archaic symbols cover the halls. Strange rifts of light span the hallways. Something lurks in the dark your only hope to freedom is to find the truth about this strange abandoned lab.

You wake up in a hallway, No one is around. Where the exit once was all you can see is black, Smoke fills the air. Where are you? Where did everyone go?

The vast majority of the puzzle are environmental mechanical puzzles and discovering clues as to the nature of this strange facility.

  • Clock work gizmos galore
  • Books tons and tons of books filled with lab notes and plans
  • Buttons to push and valves to turn
  • A challenging puzzle adventure for those who do not want to be spoon fed
  • Bring your own notebook


You must launch this game for the first time from the Itch.io APP

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Dec 21, 2019
Rated 3.0 out of 5 stars
GenreAdventure, Puzzle
Made withUnity, Blender
TagsExploration, Horror, myst, Mystery, Steampunk, Story Rich
Average sessionA few hours
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


Buy Now$9.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $9.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

dark-hope-windows.zip 1 GB
Version 254
dark-hope-linux.zip 1 GB
Version 194
dark-hope-osx-universal.zip 1 GB
Version 158

Development log


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Love this game - right up my alley; unfortunately there's a bug early on. The safe code does not work w/ safe, preventing progress. I've seen reports of other users having the same issue.

Tested and working fine on the latest windows version.   If you have issues please post a screen shot of what is happening so I can attempt to recreate it or hop into the discord.  

Yeah Hi. I downloaded this game but when I run it, it just forces me to the steam page for it? 


launch from itchio app.


pretty decent. you need a big brain for this game. I like that the game has a note book built in so I don't have to tab out and use notepad. However, I really do not like the font used for in game text. It looks atrocious. Surely there's a better font that could have been used and a smaller size font as well


We will consider other fonts in the next update.  We need to find one that is clear and easy to read across a range of sizes. 

Version 254 Crashes Right after the 'a game by screen' and then opens the steam page for the game? Help?

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launch via the itchio app  http://itch.io/app


I don't want to use the itch.io app why is that necessary?


Because it will not launch without using either Steam or Itchio launcher.