Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder

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Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder
Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder box cover
Developer(s) Zoetrope Interactive
Publisher(s) Lighthouse Interactive (Former)
Iceberg Interactive (as of June 2009)
Designer(s) Onur Samli
Oral Samli
Galip Kartoglu
Engine CPAGE
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Cloud (OnLive)
  • NA: 6 November 2007
  • UK: 9 November 2007
  • EU: 16 November 2007
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder is a first-person 3D adventure / horror thriller video game. It takes place in an imaginary "Lovecraftian" place called Wellsmoth. As police detective Howard E. Loreid, players are tasked to solve the murder of Clark Field, a wealthy man involved in the occult. At the top of your list of suspects is Loath Nolder, a highly respected private investigator who mysteriously abandoned his last case for reasons unknown. Rumor had it that he ventured to several exotic places around the world. It remains a great mystery as to why Loath Nolder disappeared so suddenly, resurfacing five years later and resuming his investigations just as abruptly as he had left them. Why does this venerated P.I. now sit on the other side of the law?

This seemingly routine investigation takes a dramatic twist as strange and terrifying happenings begin to plague your psyche. You experience lucid horrifying dreams and are tormented by paranormal happenings. Why do days pass instead of hours when you sleep? What’s real and what’s not? As you pursue fugitive murder suspect Loath Nolder, you must face dire truths hidden deep within a haunting darkness and the recesses of your mind.

It is the first in an expected series of three games. The second game being Darkness Within: The Dark Lineage.[1]

The story of the game was written with the impressions of the writer H. P. Lovecraft’s works. The game was temporarily without a publisher when Lighthouse Interactive went out of business. On June 2, 2009 it was announced that Iceberg Interactive acquired the publishing rights to this game.[2]

Darkness Within was republished on November 14 on Steam with enhanced graphics and some more additions.

On November 3, 2015, original soundtracks of both Darkness Within 1 & 2 were officially released on Steam by Zoetrope.[3]


  1. ^ "Zoetrope Interactive". Archived from the original on 2009-04-09. Retrieved 2008-09-30. 
  2. ^ "Zoetrope Interactive News Page". Archived from the original on 2009-07-12. Retrieved 2009-06-02. 
  3. ^ Şamlı, Oral. "Original soundtrack for Darkness Within 1 & 2 released on Steam! | Games for Evolution". Retrieved 2016-05-22. 

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