A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

The power goes out. Profound(?) philosophy ensues.


  • Very, very short
  • No choices
  • No art
  • One music track
  • This is more of a test thing than anything else, honestly, but it'd still be cool if you played it
Published Jan 26, 2017
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsKinetic Novel, renpy, Romance, Short, Singleplayer, Text based
Average sessionA few minutes


TheDark-1.0-pc.zip 35 MB
TheDark-1.0-mac.zip 20 MB
TheDark-1.0-linux.tar.bz2 25 MB


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I thought it was super sweet, the two people talking to each other in a power out. I think moving the text boxes to the middle is easier on the eyes for reading, and you could expand the story by making it to read like a short story with actions and inner thoughts. Also, I feel you could give us insight if you chose a main character and show us their inner thoughts. Otherwise, it's sweet and I hope you keep writing.

Thank you for the comment! ^_^ Moving the text box to the middle is a great idea, but I'm not sure how to program it. I might come back to this game and do that if I ever get any better at programming. I didn't use a main character because I didn't feel like either Dylan or Sam should be "more important," so I tried to make them equally important by dividing the dialogue between the two of them. I left out any sort of narration for a similar reason; usually, I would include actions and inner thoughts, but for this particular story I didn't think that they would fit since I wouldn't have used them much anyway. I will definitely be including such things in my future projects, though. c: Thank you again! It means a lot that you took the time to play my game.

An easy way to have text use the whole screen is to use the NVL Mode, as explained here: https://www.renpy.org/doc/html/nvl_mode.html