Total Darkness

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The power has gone out in your town, nobody knows why, and things are about to get weird. Enjoy Total Darkness!

How to play

Explore your town
Tap anywhere to walk the darkened streets and discover locations. But be careful! Your torch battery goes down with every tap.

Use your science skills
Use your science skills to solve problems and help people as they struggle without power.

Discover theories
Pay attention and you'll be rewarded with Theories about what is causing Total Darkness. Can they be trusted?

Reveal the cause
Use your curiosity, creativity and communication skills to find the real cause of Total Darkness.

Reveal your science style
At the end of the game, discover which science skills you used the most.

Release Date

August 2018


This game is created by the Science Museum Group and Thought Den to celebrate the curiosity, teamwork and creative problem-solving skills at the heart of science.


Web browser


Use your mouse to CLICK to make choices, move around the map, and continue dialogue


8.9 - 28 ratings


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This is an exciting adventure game. It can be played on, free of charge. It has been played by 2,911 people and has been rated 8.8 out of 10 by 26 people. Science Museum Group and Thought Den made Total Darkness. This fun adventure game uses HTML5 technology to run in most browsers. You can play Total Darkness in full-screen mode. Did you like playing this adventure game? Then also play our other adventure games or Bullet Force and