The Darkest Files

The Darkest Files is a historical investigation and courtroom game based on true crimes of the Nazi era. Investigate cold cases, search for clues, interrogate witnesses, immerse the crimes and defend your case in court to bring the perpetrators to justice.


Role: Narrative Designer, Writer

Status: Announced

On Steam


Worked on:

  • quests (and their technical implementation)
  • narrative (overarching plot, characters, how to deliver story to player, best practices, etc.)
  • writing (everything from dialogue to lore as well as technical writing)
  • design coaching
  • peer review
  • training a narrative intern
  • various narrative and gameplay systems including the dialogue system
  • handling placeholder voice-over planning, recording, mastering, and implementation
  • other systems and narrative areas of the game that are under NDA