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Angel In The Dark is a terrifying new audio & text-based narrative adventure, in which you can see exactly what your in game character can see - absolutely nothing at all!

Put on some headphones, dim the lights, and immerse yourself in the sounds of a mysterious cave you'll never get to see as you explore, searching for a way out of the darkness.

Something very strange is going on...

Last night, you fell asleep in your own bed. Now, you've woken up in a dark, empty cave, with no memory of how you got there. At least you're not alone - you're joined by a mysterious girl named Lucia, who also has no idea where you are. Your only chance of survival is to wander aimlessly in the darkness together, searching for an exit.

Will you find a way out of the cave, or will you fall victim to one of the traps littering your path?


- A short narrative that can be completed in under an hour
- Four unique endings
- Atmospheric, original sound design
- An original soundtrack
- Absolutely no visuals (aside from text, menus & logos, etc)

*** Warning: Contains some strong language ***

A game created by Philip Aldous @PAldousMusic

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Sep 30, 2016
AuthorPhilip Aldous
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
Tagsaudio, audio-adventure, Halloween, Horror, Mystery, renpy, Spooky, Spoopy, Text based
Average sessionAbout an hour
LinksSteam, Twitter


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AngelInTheDark V.5-all.zip 229 MB


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Really neat stuff, very atmospheric. The lack of visuals in no way detracted from the experience as the writing was solid and the sound design was really on point. Nice job.


Philip, i just finished your game, it was really fun. Good work. All the videos in order:

Hope you enjoy! Bye!

Hi there! I just finished all the endings!

It was a bit darker (I feel like that might be an accidental pun...) than I was expecting, but I did enjoy that! The variety of endings was really nice, but I wish there was a bit more of a lead in; ie, something to give us an idea of what ending might occur because of the choices we've made. ([SPOILER] Especially since the villain designed this with "choosing" in mind. [/SPOILER])

But the music/sound is really the focus of this, and you did a great job with that! The music gave an atmosphere of silence without actually being silent, and most of the sound effects complimented the descriptions well. Good job!

And since I'm here, there's a couple technical difficulties I wanted to note for you. Like the previous commenter, I was unable to make the game work with the itch app; it downloads, but it can't install. The folder on my computer shows that all of the music files are missing, as well.

When I downloaded the standalone from the website and unzipped it, I found that there are two music files with question marks in the filenames. I'm assuming you're using a Mac(?), but I'm on Windows (as is the other commenter), and Windows does not allow question marks in filenames. So when I unzipped it, the unzipping tool automatically removed those question marks from the files (which subsequently caused Renpy to report them missing). I'm not sure if this is what caused the error with the itch app, but the missing music files in that download suggests it might be related. I hope this helps!

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Hi, Avior, thanks for your feedback.

The question mark issue is really interesting. I did test the game on a windows laptop before releasing, although I suppose it's . Although, now I think back, I do seem to recall that windows used to come up with an error message if you tried to save a document with a punctuation mark in it.

I've just change that particular file name (it's one piece of music that plays at two different points in the game), and I've re-uploaded the game to Itch, so that should hopefully have solve those error messages.

The itch app issue is far more concerning. I have no idea what the issue may be. I'll try reaching out to the Itch.io team to see if they'll be able to help figure out the problem.

Anyway, thanks very much for playing. As for the lead in regarding the endings, (Mild spoilers from here on) I wanted to make the player feel like they were in control of their actions, give them hope that a happy ending was on the way, and then pull the rug out from under them. As much as it's frustrating to the player, that's ultimately the message the game is trying to give: Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, there's just no way of saving yourself.

I can not install it, do you have another link?

Hi, sorry for the slow reply.

Can I get some more information about the problem? Which operating system are you trying to run the game on? Is the file downloading properly? Are you getting any error messages come up when you try to open the file?

Let me know what's going on, and I'll do my best to help! :)

Actually I can not even download it it just keeps having me to press download over and over again. I am using the itch app. Win 10.

Actually I can not even download it it just keeps having me to press download over and over again. I am using the itch app. Win 10.

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Okay, here's an alternative link for you to try. The moment I get a notification that the file's been downloaded, I'll delete the link, so let me know if it works :)

Hope you enjoy the game! Be sure to give me a yes on Steam Greenlight, share it with your friends etc, if you do :)