Dark Fracture: Prologue
is the introductory chapter of the first-person psychological horror experience Dark Fracture.
In this free stand-alone game, you will get a taste of what it is like to face the inner chaos of a tormented mind. Witness the world change around you as the barrier between reality and imagination crumbles.
Dark Fracture is a psychological horror experience in which you explore an ever-changing world where reality and nightmares collide. Walk on the edge of madness in the shoes of a tormented soul as you descend into the darkest depths of the human psyche, and question everything you see.
Set in the late 90s in a forested area of the Northeastern USA, Dark Fracture brings you into the eerie environment of a body farm
– a decomposition research facility. You enter the world as Edward, a lonely individual tormented by a tragic past, whose only solace is in the medicine that helps him to get through the day. Edward is barely able to cope with his issues, which are only intensified by the solitude of his workplace. He puts on a brave front and dutifully wakes up for work every day. His routine serves as his only anchor, but deep inside, trouble is simmering...
One night, while working the dreaded midnight shift, a chain of disturbing events draws Edward ever closer to losing his sanity, as the very fabric of reality seems to unravel and twist around him. The comfort of his self-inflicted apathy is being pulled from under his feet, and the cruel hand of fate is once more nudging him towards disaster – one that threatens to engulf Edward's entire world in the shadows.
Is it merely Edward’s mind playing tricks on him? Or perhaps there truly is something darker clawing at his heels, threatening to drag him into the depths? You need to figure it out and the choices you make will shape the results of his terrifying tale.
- An Obscure Tale
: Unravel the mysteries surrounding the body farm while trying to survive the inexplicable events happening around you. Trust nothing and no one.
- Complex Characters
: Dig deeper into Edward’s psyche and meet other employees whose intentions are anything but clear – are they friend or foe?
- Otherworldly Exploration
: Experience visions of a terrifying parallel dimension. But does that world exist, or is it all in Edward’s mind?
- Decision Making
: The decisions you make in the game will impact Edward’s fate. Will you save or condemn him? Make your choices wisely.
- Sanity Meter
: Your sanity is the key to survival. Disturbing events will hinder your progress throughout the game, sapping away your resolve. Do all you can to tighten the grip on your fleeting sanity.
- Procedurally Generated Paranormal Events
: On top of being varied by your sanity meter, encounters and visions do not always happen at a set moment. Expect the unexpected during each playthrough.
- Survival Horror Gameplay Elements
: Search key items to help your progress through the adventure, and carefully manage resources to survive. And don’t stay in the dark!
- Physics-based Puzzles
: Interact with physical objects and carry or manipulate them to solve problems.
- Dual Wielding
: By wielding two items at once, you can strategize the complementary usage of your tools and overcome any obstacle – or die trying.
- Artistic Inspiration
: The rich and immersive environments of the game take inspiration from the surrealist paintings of Zdzisław Beksiński as well as the flesh-like creations of H.R. Giger.
Note: some of the listed features will appear only in the full Dark Fracture experience.
‘Dark Fracture’ and ‘Dark Fracture: Prologue’ Copyright 2021, Twisted II Studio, all rights reserved. “Dark Fracture” is published by Feardemic sp. z o.o.