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About The Game

Nia Davis, has been kidnapped and taken to the basement of an unfamiliar house. Waking up in a haze, Nia does not remember anything before this moment. In her weakened state, she overhears her captor and learns she does not have much time left to live. He is obsessed, and no one else can have her. There has to be some way out of here.

Understand Your Captor

In order to survive, Nia must escape her cell, scour her captor’s belongings, piece together his history, and use that knowledge to find journal entries, files, keys, and anything else useful to uncover a path to freedom. Break into security systems, unlock computer terminals, solve puzzles, open doors, and gain access to new areas while not being discovered to finally escape captivity.

More Than The Surface

While Our Secret Below is based in escape room style mechanics for its core game play, the game is heavily story driven and many of the player's actions revolve around driving the story forward, uncovering mysteries, and learning systems to keep from being caught. It may be unsettling learning how deep this man's obsession goes.


Our Secret Below is designed with multiple endings and lots of hidden elements that provide a wide range of content from additional lore, alternate play experiences, and may aid in achieving certain parts of the game's story. Some secrets are hidden in ways that may never be found. Our Secret Below is designed to be looked at from many different angles to experience all the game truly has to offer. If you think you've found everything, you probably haven't.

(full version will have control prompts in game)

Updated 4 days ago
StatusIn development
AuthorDarkStone Digital
TagsEscape Game, Horror, Story Rich, Thriller


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Our Secret Below Preview v1.3.zip 520 MB

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Loved it. Shit myself. 10/10

This is such a good start to the game! Can't wait for the full game!

Thank you so much!

Trapped. 4 Hours to escape! Well, that seems like plenty of time. Find the tools - figure out the codes - hack the computer... can YOU DO IT without being caught?? Experience a taste of Darkstone Digital's creative game play mechanics when you least expect them. There's a lot of potential here and I'm excited for future development!

with salary

Hello my name is Aarav and we have a company in which we make games.  PC game and we like your game very much.  We have thought that you become a partner of our company and you work for our company, we will put your game on Steam and do some modifications in your game which can compete with big games.  Because your knowledge is very good and you are looking very good in making games.  Because it shows how good your game is. Your game has been liked by all our team and you want to take it in the project, can you become a partner of our team and you will have to work in our company forever if  You can also leave if you want.

Thanks for the demo. I'm intrigued. Looking forward to playing the full game. I wasn't expecting the horror element as I went in completely blind. Very weird. :)

I see lots of potential!

Really Cool and Really Scary!!

The game is coming together very well Brian, it even scared me at the end of the demo.

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Nice game man! 

Can't wait for the full release! https://youtu.be/AsJGn3FBicc

Same! :D

Clever of you to put the key in a place that would require me to not look at the puppies.

Also, when does the OnlyFans go live?

OH well https://onlyfans.com/desperate_dev

Yo Brian! Thanks so much for reaching out to me to play another one of your games. I definitely had support you on kickstarter, can't wait for the game!

I also managed to unlock the computer 😎


Thank you so much! I’m glad you had a good time and not many have unlocked the computer. Well done!

Hey Brian I heard your looking for support for the game I am welcome to help and make a O.S.T for the game.

Toby, feel free to send me some sample stuff brian@darkstonedigital.com

Well I'm hyped to be apart of the lucky few that unlocked it!😁

hi Brian i liked the demo :

-great voice acting 

-nice graphics (tho i dont give a single melon about graphics) 

-we actually have a story


Thank you! I have some pretty cool stuff I’m working on for the story. I hope folks like it.

im sure it will be an amazing overall project 


First congrats for achieving the kick starter!

 I will try it for sure it looks interesting.

Thank you bunches!

Ugh the demo went by so quick, and I was loving all the diff possibilities you could explore! From the crawl space, the computer, the 'secret', or even what was going on upstairs. So much! I mentioned in the vid that if you needed anything more regarding voice acting, I'd def like to help out if you think I could fit. Also looking forward to the full release of Mortuary Assistant in the near future!

Great work!

Awesome! Thank you so much for playing! I’m excited to work on MA too. One thing at a time.

Quite an interesting concept of the game! I will wait for the full version, I will pass it with pleasure! Thank you to the developer!

Thanks for playing!

I must have big brain, because I solved the case ;D Wish there was more to play already!!

Biggest of brains! Great job and thanks for playing!

Really enjoyed this game, love the elements of horror and the unexpected combined together. Cannot wait to see what's in store for the full game. 

Feel free to check out my video of the game 

Great game!! I can't wait for the full release!! 

Thank you for playing!

The game looks amazing! I love the focus on exploration and piecing everything together! 

Out of curiosity, do you have any plans to release it on Mac?

I currently don’t have a working mac here so I can’t easily test a build. Maybe once the game is complete, if I have the funds, I’ll grab a new mac and try it out.


You will!

Gave it a go...


Ayyyyy Step! Thanks for playing!

Not a problem my guy!

The game was amazing, i really enjoyed it, continue the good work!

super dope game, I really enjoyed it. keep it up guys

Thank you!

I really loved the atmosphere and the plot twist at the end, but due to the lack of "move your mouse to rotate" while watching a dogs picture I was a little bit lost for a while. Still, I really loved it! Keep up the good work and here's my little playthrough (Polish language) Cheers! 

Thank you for playing!

I loved this game and what you had to show of it. The game was scary and cannot wait to see what you do next with the game. Would love to keep updated on the game progress :D 


I’m glad you had a good time! You can stay up to date on my Twitter pretty easily. Thanks again for playing!

Ohh lovely, will give you a follow on twitter. To keep up to date. Anytime looking forward to playing more 

Wow this game is good I really want the full game to come out I love puzzle games plus horror so good job and thanks for letting me play

Thanks for playing! Looking to have it done in about 3 months or so!

heck yeah l hope so lol

a little late to the party but I played it and this was great!!! This game surprised me very much I’m excited, Everyone stay safe and healthy!!!

Please add subtitles!

A subtitle system will be in the full version. :)



THIS GAME WAS AWESOME!!! I would really appreciate if you guys checked out my vid! THANKS!

Thank you so much! Fun to watch even though you doxed yourself :P

how did i dox myself lol

Was just referencing you using your real name at the start of the vid :P

Originally noticed you as a dev of the Mortuary Assistant, which I thought was extremely well done and this demo really blew me away. I expected it to be quality (like MA) but this feels great to play and the puzzles were difficult but not too difficult. A very solid vertical slice, can't wait for the full game to see what the overall story is.

Thank you so much! I’m Having a lot of fun making this one.

LOOOOOVED IT! I can not wait for the full game! :D Great work!

Thank you so much for playing!

Loved the demo. Can't wait for the full game. Great work as always. :)

Thank you!

I have a problem, any solution to this? I open the game and it stays on the black screen and I can only see the game cursor and when I click this I get it and it always happens to me and I can't play HELP PLEASE I WANT TO PLAY IT !!

What are your system specs?

 Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU  N2808  @ 1.58GHz (2 CPUs), ~1.6GHz

Memory: 4096MB RAM

DirectX Version: DirectX 12

Ah ok same person. I’ll just reply to the Mortuary Assistant thread we have going over there but I believe this may be video card related. Not certain though.

i looovvveeeddd this demo , supported your kickstarter aswel 

great job  darkstone digital

here is my gamevideo :


You’re awesome! Thank you very much!

DarkStone Digital, you've done it again. I really love the concept for this game. My video is a little long because I left in some of the major bugs and comments that I had. I hope it's helpful. I look forward to seeing more of this game in the future. 

It’s always helpful! Thank you so much!

No Problem man! I cant wait to see where you go with this!

Looking forward to the full game! Will be continuing this demo in the meantime. 

Do the spray cans mean anything, why are they interactive?

Same reason the remote is interactive.

This game really threw me off a the end! Looking forward for the full game

Awesome! Thank you for playing!

i gave it another go since my recording messed up on the first one. Brian you handsome devil, hopefully this goes fully out cause you got me hyped.

Thank you for playing!

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