The Dark Eye
The story takes place in two different worlds. You , the main character and narrator, are retelling
a story that you are asking us to believe happened to you. In addition to this personal story, the
experience you are retelling includes nightmare experiences
(6 in total) that you lived through while you were also living through the "real world" experience.
In the game, certain events in the main story trigger the house into its nightmare state -- the house
goes blue-y and whispers. At this point, you must find a portal to a nightmare and complete one
nightmare in order to be allowed to come back and continue with the main story. There are 3
nightmares, but 6 experiences since you will have to do each nightmare as both the victim and
the victimiser. (There are also 2 wonderful recitations of Poe's -- but these are extra to the game).
The 2 portals for the same nightmare are close to each other. The pair of portals for the 3 different
nightmares are scattered throughout the house.
The following walk-through goes through the main story with minimal exploration and minimal
moves. It gets to the events that trigger the house to go blue-y. Following these segments of the
main story, there is a short walk-through for each nightmare.
Unlike most games, the moves in Darkeye are primarily looking, moving and clicking on objects.
So the walkthrough deals with gameplay at that level, rather than describing what you are trying to
accomplish with the "mouse click".
The game manual describes a "read" option for the cursor. This is a cupped hand and you move
left and right across a person or object...and lets you "read" something about their thoughts or
spirit. I have referred to this as "read" in the walk-through. You can also jump between
characters within a nightmare when the eyes of the other person flicker. This walk-through does
not elect this option.
You begin outside your Uncle's house. Use knocker and be admitted. Walk straight back to the
studio room where your Uncle Edwin is at the easel. Click (mouse) on Uncle a few times to talk to
him. Click on picture on floor by the windows. Click on black glass on the table near Uncle
Edwin. Click on this glass in close-up(which should give it back to Uncle Edwin). Turn away and
then turn back toward Uncle. He tells you that your brother Henry is here.
Leave that room and go up the stairs to the room directly in front of you (the piano room). Click
on open door and then enter. Click on your brother Henry. Turn to Elise -- she talks and then the
house goes in to Nightmare Mood.
Return From 1st Nightmare
Return to Uncle's studio and click on the portrait on floor. Turn right and talk to Uncle. Go
behind painting on easel & look at it. Go further into this room to your Uncle's office. Look at
Mind Map on desk. Look at letter from Brother Henry to Uncle Edwin. Leave this area and go
Go to Henry's Bedroom (right turn at top of stairs and 2nd door on the right on the wall ahead of
you that has two doors). Go in and click on Henry. After Henry leaves, you want to wander a
little. Try going to the basement and then go through the painting gallery( with paintings on wall
at bottom of stairs, not the studio with the easel). You want to keep wandering and then coming
back to the bottom of the stairs. The event you want to trigger is seeing Henry at the bottom of the
stairs, calling up to Uncle Edwin in a conversation. At the end of this conversation, the house goes
into Nightmare Mood.
Return From 2nd Nightmare:
Go to Uncle's studio. Talk to him (click on him) at least twice. Look at painting on the floor by
the wall and then go and look at new painting -- there should be one -- in the gallery.
Go upstairs to Piano room. Knock on the door and then enter. (you can't just enter). Talk to
Elise. Take the note from her. Sit at the Piano. HOLD left mouse button down to play the piano
tune all the way through. Turn back to Elise when she gasps. The house goes into Nightmare
Return From 3rd Nightmare:
Examine the paintings in your Uncle's studio and in the gallery. Return to the piano room and
retrieve the note you left on the piano. Take the note to Henry in his bedroom. After this scene,
there is a knock on the door. After talking to the servant, go to bedroom next door (Elise's room).
Go toward Uncle.
(As Uncle requested) go to studio and get the lantern. This is the one near the easel, not on the
desk. Take the lantern back to the bedroom. Set lantern on table and turn to leave. The house
goes into Nightmare Mood.
Return From 4th Nightmare:
Return to Elise's bedroom. Take lamp as Uncle asks. Go to basement and through the tunnel to
the vault. Put lantern on the shelf. Click on Uncle. Follow him out of the tunnel. The house goes
into Nightmare Mood.
Return From 5th Nightmare:
Examine paintings on easel and on floor in the studio -- and the paintings in the gallery. Go
upstairs and start down the hallway on your left. Go to the 1st door on the right (open air room).
You should find Henry there. (When the house is blue-y, going out *into* the air gives you the
recitation of Annabelle Lee and then returns you to the blue-y house to find a nightmare.) Talk to
Henry. "Read" him. Go back to your Uncle's studio and talk to Uncle Edwin. Follow Uncle into
his study, to the desk. Click on Uncle. Take the note. Read the note.
Go to the top of the stairs. You should find Henry there. Click on him. Then follow him to the
front door...and then out on the cliffs. Watch entire scene. Then turn back to house. See Uncle.
Then scene goes into Nightmare Mood.
Return From 6th Nightmare:
As you finish the last nightmare, the game should return you to a final, almost automatic sequence
that briefly reviews the nightmares you have experienced. I was "landed" at the Red Death
Go through the door and keep going straight -- or whichever direction the hand cursor shows you.
You will be taken back through one scene from each nightmare as you knock down each wall with
the pickaxe you are carrying (8 times). You reach Elise, risen from her coffin. Click on her and
you are caught up to the real nightmare of what was behind all that just happened in the real life
story.. And the game ends.
THE NIGHTMARES....YOU CAN PLAY THEM IN ANY ORDER
The locations (triggered when house goes into nightmare blue funk):
CASK OF AMONTILLADO (not sure of spelling in this one)
Monstrosore (victimiser) -- wine bottle
Fortunato (victim) -- wine glass
Egaeus Poyton (victimiser) -- knife (or letter opener) on desk
Bernice Poyton (victim) -- bird cage next to desk
Young Man (victimiser) -- Cleaver Knife next to fish on butcher block (room next to art gallery)
Old Man (victim) -- Fish on butcher block (room next to art gallery)
CASK OF AMONTILLADO -- MONTROSORE
Go toward the bridge. Click on your servant in black to give him orders to leave you.. Turn back
and click on the two men on your right. Turn farther right (2 men have gone onto the bridge).
"Read" Fortunato. Go to bridge, turn left and go onto bridge. Go toward folks in the background.
Lady laughs, turn left, bald man talks, turn right & right again -- you should be looking at lady in
gold. Click on her.
Turn right and go toward the 2 men at the end of bridge (really 3 men but hard to see). Click on F
and then click on him again. Turn left and click on his friend. Turn back to F. Turn left and go
off the bridge. Turn back to face bridge and talk to F. Click on him. You should now be taken to
At villa::Go through gate (use hand) and then turn to right to vaults. Open door. In the first room,
take the torch. Turn right to go straight ahead.
Can't guide you through the maze, but keep turning to F. throughout the journey to learn more of
your thoughts about him. And try to serve him wine (to get him drunk) as you pass shelves of
stored bottles. You should be able to eventually come out in a large cavernous room.
F. walks to the back of a grotto in this room. Click on the chain next to him, HOLD AND DRAG
the chain across his body to (screen) right. Then turn from him after he is chained in.
Turn to bone pile. Move bones out of the way, pick up a brick. Turn back to low wall that goes
across the front of the grotto. Click on an existing brick in the wall (you will get another new brick
automatically). Keep on clicking on existing bricks with the new brick -- between automatic
dialogue scenes. When wall is all done. Turn and leave. After a few moves back through the
caves, this should end this nightmare.
CASK OF AMANTILLADO -- FORTUNATO
Look up from the water and "read" the man standing on the shore line across the water. Turn left
to your friend and "read" him. Click on him. Turn around on bridge ad approach the bald man.
"Read" him. Turn right and click on lady with purple mask. Turn and approach the lady in gold
dress by the statue. "Read" her. Turn away and look into water. Turn back and "read" lady in
gold dress again. Walk further back on the bridge and click on lady in purple mask again.
Go back to stand by your friend and point at the man across the way on the shore. Turn and face
your friend directly. Go to the lady in the gold dress. Then go to the street. Turn right. Then go
forward and turn left. See the beggar. Turn right and meet M. Turn away. Turn back. Turn
away. Turn back. Click on him.
(After a black screen, you should be at the vault) Turn around to M. Turn back around and take a
torch. Start walking. "Read" the skeletons. Take stairs on right. "Read" foot bones.
As you wander, keep turning to M. and take wine when you come to it. When you see spiral
artwork on the wall, turn to M. Click on M. Go forward into the large cavern. Put torch in
holder. Turn to grotto and go toward the wine bottle in the back of the grotto. Turn around. Turn
away and back and away -- this is how you get the wall built.
When wall is built, "read" the wall. "R ead" the wine bottle. "Read" the skeleton. Turn back to
This should end this nightmare.
BERNICE - EGAEUS
Pick up the pen on the desk. Write beginning of letter. Open middle desk drawer. "Read" pendant.
Turn right and then right again. "Read" portrait in red jumper dress 2 times. "Read" portrait over
the fireplace. "Read" the fire in the fireplace.
Pick up and examine the blue book on shelf (Poyton Family History) 2 times. "Read" green
pasture painting (in set of 3 on wall) and then go to, and "read", the window to the left of the Greek
Go back to the desk. See the letter to Dr. Reynolds and pick up pen and finish writing letter. --
there should now be a knock on the door -- Look up, Bernice is at the door. "Read" the multiple
images of her. Then click on B. as she approaches. (automatic proposal & she swoons)
"Read" the fan on the table next to armchair 2 times. "Read" the red desert painting (in set of 3 on
wall) 2 times. "Read" the window to the left of the Greek bust again. Go toward the armchair .
You should be able to see the flickering vision from an angle view and then move to get a front
view. Then approach the wall with the 3 paintings. The paintings should all be black-- with a
swooning Bernice as you approach. Look out the window near the desk. Go back to desk. Look
at the letter. "Read" the red jumper portrait 2 times. Wander around the room. Approach door
from a "down and to the right" angle. Bernice should enter. "Read" teeth. Watch the scene of the
swirling teeth all over the screen. See teeth in fireplace portrait. "Read" red jumper portrait.
"Read" the drawing with the severed head and "read" the Greek bust. Go to window by desk and
Sit at the desk again and then look up. Go to door. Open it. Click on maid (game goes to
darkness). Back at desk -- look at book. Try to take the box. Look at book again. (there's a
knock at door). Point and click on door. Click on your hand 3 times. Turn to fireplace. Go to
shovel. Turn back to desk. Now take the box. After automatic scene, this should end this
BERNICE - BERNICE
Look down at the drawer. Open it and take the note toward the back of the drawer. Return note
to drawer. Go to trunk at bottom of the bed. Open the trunk and "read" the wedding dress. Go to
writing desk. Take the book. "Read" the flower on the page. Pick up photograph. Read letter.
Pick up pen and sign the letter. Pick up medicine bottle. Go to door and then turn left and go
toward the bed (knock at the door). Turn back to door. Maid is there.
Go out the door, down the stairs and turn right. Knock on the door and then enter. Click on
Egaeus 2 times. "Read" him. (proposal) Click on him again. (All goes black and you awake
back in your room).
Go to desk and finish the letter. Go to dresser and approach the mirror. Go toward the door. If
there is a knock, walk around the room and re-approach the door. Maid should be there again.
Go out the door and down to the library again. Open door. Click on Egaeus 2 times. Start to turn
away and then leave. Go back to your room and pick up medicine.
(You are in red casket). Click to pound on inside of casket lid until the hand fades. After the
automatic scene, this should end this nightmare.
TELL-TALE HEART - YOUNG MAN
Turn from the mirror and keep turning around to survey the room...and get a few comments from
"you" in the mirror. Sit in the chair at the table, near the newspaper. Read the newspaper. Go to
your room (first door on right down hallway).
Go to the desk and take the chalk. Click on the art paper several times to draw the picture. When
done, open drawer on right and "read" the glasses. Leave the room.
In the kitchen, go to the window and then turn around. Old man should be there. "Read" him. Sit
down at the table. "Read" the old man again. Wander around and then click on window. This
should trigger the statement, "it's late." Turn back toward the old man and he goes to bed.
"Read" the clock...time passes. You want it to be midnight.
Go toward the old man's room. Turn left, just before his door, to see the lantern. Move slide
control to close the lantern completely. Pick up the lantern. Open the door, you speak to explain
that you do this every night, and go into room. (Light will fall on his bad eye and he won't move).
You want to do this scene of old man going to bed a few times...these are the innocent nights when
you are just checking on him...then there is a replay when the clock is already at midnight. This is
the night for the nasty deed. Enter the room, with lantern. This time, the small light falls on his
good eye. He should move. Open the lantern and go closer to him...as far as the cursor will allow.
As heartbeats build, click the closed hand cursor on the old man in bed....
You are next in Kitchen. Go to the saw on the wall to the left of the stove. Click on it. Now go
back to old man's room. There should be bags with body parts on the floor. Go toward the bureau
and look down. Grab the bag and turn right. "Use" the sunlit spot on the floor 2 times. This
should pull up floorboards. Put bag down in hole toward the left. Grab second bag and do the
same. Grab third bag and do the same. Put the boards back...
There should be a knock on the door.
Go to the door to the left of the hatrack in kitchen. Open the door. After dialogue, turn from the
police and go down hallway toward old man's room. Turn back toward the police. Then turn and
continue to old man's room. Enter. After everyone is seated, "read" cop in doorway, turn right and
"read" fat cop and then turn and "read" blond cop. While this last cop is searching the bureau, turn
left toward fat cop and then keep turning from one to another cop as much as the cursor will let
you. "Read" and click on fat cop. After automatic scene, this should end this nightmare.
TELL-TALE HEART - OLD MAN
Go to the window and see the blond cop. "Read" clock face. Go to table and look at newspaper.
Get bowl from side cupboard and dish out soup from stove. Sit down and use spoon to eat. Click
on soup several times to eat. Put spoon down and go to your room.
Explore the room -- dresser drawer (concert brochure, wedding ring, coins...."read" coins) table
with candle (pick up book) and bookcase (portrait). Leave room and head toward kitchen.
Young man should enter. Sit down at the table and eat some soup with him. Stand up, turn
around and look at clock. Go to your room. Put out candle (with the cursor) and then climb into
bed. "Read" your dream. "Read" the intruder. Click on the blinding light.
After automatic scene, this should end this nightmare.
Updated and corrected by
LORD MARCUS DRACON