The Corruption Within

The Corruption Within

Synopsis: You have just enjoyed a camping holiday with your family when your wife and two young children go missing. With no way to contact anyone you head towards the only source of civilization for miles around - a grand old mansion by a lake. You soon find yourself drawn into a bigger mystery while you desperately try to find your family.

Artistic Style: The game employs a style that mixes realism with surrealism, which compliments the atmosphere of the story. The artwork is detailed low-res pixel art using a custom-made colour palette.

Game Style: The Corruption Within is a psychological thriller first-person point & click adventure game set in the Victorian era. There will be plenty of puzzles to solve, secrets to discover, characters who may help or mislead you.

Characters: You will meet members of the aristocracy and the serving class in the game, from the elderly and eccentric Lord and Lady of the manor whose lineage goes back centuries, to kitchen and scullery maids with extremely humble backgrounds, to a butler with delusions of grandeur, to a nurse whose brain has snapped due to events before you arrived… One thing they do have in common, however – they all have secrets!

The game was developed by Cosmic Void (Void Breach, Cyber Seraph), and Dave Seaman (Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots, The Rat Pack, The Ancient Art of Staying Alive). An original music score is being composed for the game by Eric Galluzzo, who has previously composed for both Captain Disaster games.

The Corruption Within had a successful Kickstarter campaign with 2 stretch goals (extended and narrated intro / outro plus two secret rooms in the mansion) attained.


  • 2D pixel art graphics presented from a first-person perspective.
  • Intense & suspenseful moments and scenes.
  • A whole Victorian mansion to explore including the surrounding lakeside and forest.
  • Engaging characters to talk to, each with their own secrets and motivation and highly detailed portrait.
  • An atmospheric original soundtrack.
  • Various choices to make throughout the game for which the outcome is only revealed when you complete the game.


“A beautifully depicted world of shadows and secrets.” - Big Boss Battle

“The atmospheric art, mysterious locations and wonderfully dark soundtrack by Eric Galluzzo manage to be devilishly sinister and haunting throughout.” - The Reticule

“Visually striking and with plenty of imaginative puzzles, The Corruption Within is an incredibly engaging and entertaining point-and-click mystery adventure!” - X-Geeks

An overview of mature and sensitive content: the game contains horror themes, pixelated violence, and other mature themes such as poisoning and imagery of the dead.

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System Requirements


Operating System
Windows 7
150 MB RAM
100 MB