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It's only you now. You've been running for what seems like an eternity and it's become dead quiet

The daylight (or what’s left of it) peeks through the canopy above, as you trek in what you hope is a singular direction. The last remains of daylight peek through the canopy above as you trek in what you hope is the correct direction. The frost on the air causes you to shiver as you begin to see an eerie blackness consume the forest. Moving with purpose, smoky, inky, tendrils wrap and twist through the trees as it moves towards you. The closer it gets, the harder it is to remember who you were…who you love. Holding on to your deepest memories is all you can now as you try to survive The Dark.

What is This?

The Dark is a solo tabletop roleplaying game about being lost in a darkness that seeks to overtake you, and your desperate clinging to the memories of those you loved.

You’ll play as the last remaining of a group of friends who set out for adventure in the wilderness in Scandinavia. All was well until the path was lost in the midst of a dense forest, one by one your friends were taken by an encroaching preternatural darkness.

Try as you might you cannot seem to escape the tendrils of The Dark. However, you’ll soon discover that the memories of your friends, and that of a love long gone, anchors you; ever so tangibly to the real world.

The Dark might consume you, but you’ll never be snuffed out without remembering those you love.

You’ll play this game using candles, a deck of cards, and dice as you fight to remain anchored to this world.

Hear from those who’ve been consumed.

Exploring the relationships between my character and their loved ones took center stage, while horrors in the background nibbled at the corners. A vignette of darkness blurring the lines between memory and reality.

– Reilly Qyote, Afterthought Committee

The Dark is a swan song for characters you’ve just met. Write broken people, and relish in their struggle.

– Jimble, Sludgefunk

The Dark has you looking over your shoulder, as you’re asked to take a descent in the unknown and emotional catharsis.

– NL Morrison, Print Weaver

Never has a solo game so perfectly captured the sense of isolation the genre demands. Lose yourself in The Dark.

– Tony from Plus One

The Dark is a truly immersive experience, beyond the horrors of what could be in the woods, it quite elegantly demonstrates that the most scary thing is being alone with your own thoughts and reflections.

– Thom Owen, Dice Maven

This game was written and designed by Kirby Franklin of Disaster Tourism, based on the Wretched and Alone SRD from Chris Bissette of Loot the Room. All art and layout was done by Kristen Denner of Disaster Tourism, with developmental and line editing by Ben L.

StatusIn development
CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
AuthorDisaster Tourism
GenreRole Playing
TagsHorror, indierpg, isolation, solo, solorpg


Buy Now$8.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $8 USD. You will get access to the following files:

The Dark Spreads 11 MB
The Dark Singles 12 MB
The Dark Text *OpenDyslexic*
The Dark Markdown
The Dark Plaintext *.TXT 26 kB


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​Dark, creepy, spooky! If you like solo games that encourage you to lean hard into the characters you create, you’ll love this one.

If you’re the sort of person who is on the fence, but can be swayed by a positive review and example of actual play, then check out the one I wrote.

Thanks so much for the AP post Dave! Was awesome to read your experience and your beautiful cat 🥺


Hell yeah!


I am pumped for this!!  Really hoping for a physical format

oh there will be! Check the rewards section of the campaign page!