Welcome to the Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side Walkthrough

Nobody comes back from the Dark Side unchanged, but it’s the only way to re-light the fading flame.

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  • This is the official guide for Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side.
  • This guide will not mention each time you have to zoom into a location; the screenshots will show each zoom scene.
  • Hidden-object puzzles are referred to as HOPs. This guide will not show HOP solutions. It will identify the location of the HOP and the inventory item acquired.
  • This guide will show solutions for non-random puzzles. Please read the in-game instructions for each puzzle.
  • In this game, you will sometimes have to select the new scene to trigger dialog, cut-scenes, or tasks prior to interacting with the scene.

Chapter 1: Cave Settlement

Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Take BREAD (A).
  • Take WIRE (B).
  • Use WIRE; take A PAIR OF NIPPERS and PACKAGE (C).
  • A PAIR OF NIPPERS on PACKAGE; take KNIFE.
  • Use KNIFE (D).
  • Go forward.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use KNIFE; earn CLOTH. Use KNIFE; earn ROPE (E).
  • Use BREAD and CLOTH; take 1/2 ICE AXE (F).
  • Walk down.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use ROPE (G).
  • Play HOP; earn 2/2 ICE AXE (H).
  • Go forward.
  • Use 2 ICE AXES (I).
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Select 1-8 (J).
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Talk; earn MAGNET (K).
  • Place; drag MAGNET; earn BLUNT SCISSORS (L).
  • Use BLUNT SCISSORS; earn SCISSORS FOR THE FLEECE. Take BASKET and WRENCH (M).
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Take FISH FOOD. Use BASKET and SCISSORS FOR THE FLEECE; earn FLEECE (N).
  • Give FLEECE; earn MEDALLION (O).
  • Take LOTUS FIGURINE (P).
  • Walk down 2x.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use WRENCH; take PIPE and VALVE (Q).
  • Go forward 2x.
  • Use MEDALLION; select (R).
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Select 1-5 (T).
  • Go forward.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Select (A).
  • Use A PAIR OF NIPPERS; earn CHAIN (B).
  • Take FISH FIGURINE (C).
  • Use FISH FOOD and CHAIN; earn KEY (D).
  • Use KEY (E).
  • Go forward.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Play HOP; earn FIREPLACE MATCHES (F).
  • Take BIRD FIGURINE (G).
  • Walk down 2x; go left.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use FIREPLACE MATCHES (H).
  • Use KNIFE; take TIGER FIGURINE (I).
  • Use A PAIR OF NIPPERS; take MECHANISM PART (J).
  • Remove rocks; take 1/3 MEDALLION WITH AN EAGLE (K).
  • Walk down and forward.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Place BIRD FIGURINE, FISH FIGURINE, LOTUS FIGURINE, and TIGER FIGURINE; take TILE WITH SYMBOL (L).
  • Select (M).
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Place TILE WITH SYMBOL.
  • Select symbol pairs 1-9.
  • Take EMERALDS and ELEVATOR HANDLE (N).
  • Walk down and left.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use ELEVATOR HANDLE (P).
  • Take TWEEZERS; place MECHANISM PART (Q).
  • Walk down 2x.
  • Use TWEEZERS; earn KEY (R).
  • Go forward; left.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use KEY; take LEVER (A).
  • Place; select LEVER (B).

Chapter 2: Canyon

Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Take LONG STICK (C).
  • Take BLADE OF THE SHOVEL (D).
  • LONG STICK on BLADE OF THE SHOVEL; use KNIFE. Assemble; take SHOVEL.
  • Use SHOVEL; take BUCKET WITH SAND (E).
  • Use BUCKET WITH SAND; take GLASS TUBE (F).
  • Go forward.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Talk (@).
  • Use (G-H); take CHARCOAL (I).
  • Take BAG and NAIL SCISSORS (J).
  • Walk down; go right.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Place PIPE and VALVE; select valve; take STATUE OF A LLAMA and SNAKE’S SKULL (K).
  • Walk down 3x.
  • Place STATUE OF A LLAMA; select (L).
  • Select N-M-Nx2-Mx4-Nx3-Mx2-N-Mx2-N-M-N.
  • Take BRUSH (O).
  • Go forward 2x.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Talk; earn LIST OF INGREDIENTS (P).
  • Use NAIL SCISSORS; take KEY (Q).
  • Use KEY; take JAR and FAN (R).
  • Use FAN; take PAPER BAG (S).
  • Use KNIFE; earn CHERRY BLOSSOM (T).
  • Walk down 2x.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use PAPER BAG and KNIFE; earn POLLEN OF STINGING GRASS (A).
  • Return to Temporary Camp.
  • Use GLASS TUBE and JAR; earn CACTUS JUICE (B).
  • CACTUS JUICE, SNAKE’S SKULL, CHERRY BLOSSOM, and POLLEN OF STINGING GRASS on LIST OF INGREDIENTS; earn INGREDIENTS.
  • Walk down 3x; go forward 2x.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Give INGREDIENTS; earn DRAGON STATUE (C).
  • Walk down.
  • Select (D).
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Place DRAGON STATUE (G).
  • Select F-E-H-Ix3-Gx2-F-E-H-G-F-Ex2-G-F.
  • Ex3-F-Gx2-H-I-H-I-G-H-I-H-Gx3-H-Gx3.
  • Go left.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Take RECIPE WITH A TARNISHED PICTURE and TEA LEAVES (J).
  • Walk down; go forward.
  • Place RECIPE WITH A TARNISHED PICTURE (K).
  • Remove lid; use TEA LEAVES (L); select lid (M).
  • Use (L-K); take RECIPE.
  • Walk down; go left.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Place RECIPE (A).
  • Use (B-C)-(D-C).
  • Use (E-F)-(G-F)-(F-C).
  • Use (H-C)-(I-C)-(J-C).
  • Remove cork (K); use (K-C).
  • Use (L-C).
  • Select (M).
  • Use (K-C); replace cork; take MEDICINE.
  • Walk down and left; go forward 2x.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use MEDICINE; earn MEDALLION (N).
  • MEDALLION on BAG; take SHEET OF PAPER. Open album; take PIN.
  • Walk down.
  • Use BRUSH; select (O).
  • Use SHEET OF PAPER and CHARCOAL; earn PATTERN DRAWING (P).
  • Go right.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use PIN; take MACHETE (Q).
  • Use MACHETE; take BUTTONS (R).
  • Select (S).
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Place BUTTONS and PATTERN DRAWING.
  • Select Ax2-Dx2-H-F-Hx2-I-G-I-J-G-Hx2-J-I-J-I.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Select (K); go (L).
  • Open; go (M).
  • Take VALVE (N); go (O).
  • Place VALVE (P); go right.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Take CHISEL (Q); go right.
  • Use CHISEL; earn CRYSTAL (R).
  • Walk down.
  • Use CRYSTAL (S); go left.
  • Go (T).
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Take BOARDS (A); walk down.
  • Place BOARDS (B); go (C).
  • Select; go left (D).
  • Take LONG STICK (E).
  • Use LONG STICK; go right (F).
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Go (G).
  • Take GRAPPLING HOOK (H); walk down.
  • Use GRAPPLING HOOK (I).

Chapter 3: Cave

Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use KNIFE; earn BOOMERANG (J).
  • Select (1-8).
  • Take LENS and 1/5 FISH FIGURINE (K).
  • Go right.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Take BRICK (L).
  • Take 2/5 FISH FIGURINE (M).
  • Use BOOMERANG (N).
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Take BROOM; place and select LENS (O).
  • Select (P).
  • Solution (Q).
  • Go forward.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Talk; earn 3/5 FISH FIGURINE (A).
  • Use KNIFE; take STRONG TAPE and POKER (B).
  • Take 4/5 FISH FIGURINE (C).
  • Use BROOM; earn HANDLE (D).
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use HANDLE and POKER earn 5/5 FISH FIGURINE and COIN (E).
  • Take MUG (F).
  • Use COIN; take WEIGHT (G).
  • Walk down.
  • Select (H).
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Place 5 FISH FIGURINES.
  • Solution (I).
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Take CHAIN and UNUSUAL KEY (J).
  • Walk down.
  • Use MUG; earn COIN (K).
  • Go right, forward.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use COIN; take BLADE OF A PADDLE (L).
  • Use BRICK; place BLADE OF A PADDLE and STRONG TAPE; take PADDLE (M).
  • Walk down.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Place PADDLE (N).
  • Use UNUSUAL KEY; take 1/3 WOODEN LEAF; touch the stone (O).
  • Go right.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use WEIGHT; take 1/3 FIGURINE OF A PIGEON and 2/3 MEDALLION WITH AN EAGLE (P).
  • Go right.
  • Take LONG PIPE (Q).
  • Take 2/3 FIGURINE OF A PIGEON (R).
  • Use LONG PIPE; take BRUSH (S).
  • Walk down; go left 2x.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Take 3/3 FIGURINE OF A PIGEON (A).
  • Walk down.
  • Place 3 FIGURINES OF A PIGEON (B).
  • Select binoculars; take 3/3 MEDALLION WITH AN EAGLE (C).
  • Walk down 5x.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Remove rug; select (D).
  • Place 3 MEDALLIONS WITH AN EAGLE (E).
  • Solution (M-J)-(R-M)-(K-Q)-(F-N)-(J-F)-(M-I).
  • (H-G)-(Q-R)-(N-M)-(P-O)-(I-P)-(G-K)-(O-H).
  • Take TILE WITH SYMBOLS, CARABINER, and SCREWDRIVER (S).
  • Go right, forward, and right 2x.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Remove debris; use CARABINER and CHAIN (A).
  • Take SHOVEL (B).
  • Go right.
  • Use KNIFE and SHOVEL; take 1/4 KEYS and 2/3 WOODEN LEAF (C).
  • Use SCREWDRIVER; earn ROAD SIGN (D).
  • Walk down; go left 2x.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use ROAD SIGN (E).
  • Play HOP; earn 3/3 WOODEN LEAF (F).
  • Place TILE WITH SYMBOLS; select 1-4; take TOPAZES (G).
  • Walk down 2x.
  • Select (H).
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use BRUSH; place 3 WOODEN LEAVES.
  • Select J-N-Lx3.
  • Slide (O) 1 space left.
  • Select J-N-Lx2-J-Nx3-L-I-J-I-Jx2-L.
  • Slide (O) 1 space right; select M.
  • Take 2/4 KEYS; earn 3/4 KEYS.
  • Go right.

Chapter 4: Cliffs

Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Play HOP (P).
  • Go forward.
  • Take PICKAXE (Q).
  • Take STEPS; use PICKAXE; take COIN and BOX (R).
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Place; select STEPS (S).
  • Take 1/3 METAL FEATHER (T).
  • Use BOX and KNIFE; earn TAR (U).
  • Walk down 3x; go forward.
  • Use COIN; take SLINGSHOT and PINCH-BAR (V).
  • Walk down 4x; go forward.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use SLINGSHOT; earn FEATHER and KEY (A).
  • Walk down and right.
  • Use PINCH-BAR and KEY; take DYNAMITE (B).
  • Go forward and right 4x.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Place DYNAMITE (C).
  • Select (D).
  • Go forward.
  • Take WATERING CAN (E).
  • Go forward.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Take SICKLE (F).
  • Take TOOTHPICK (G).
  • Use SICKLE; take FIGURINE OF A FLOWER (H).
  • Place FIGURINE OF A FLOWER (I).
  • Go right.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Talk; earn 4/4 KEYS (J).
  • Play HOP; earn KEY (K).
  • Walk down.
  • Use KEY (L).
  • Go forward.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Talk; earn LIST (M).
  • Read LIST.
  • Open door; take EMPTY JAR; use WATERING CAN (N).
  • Take 2/3 METAL FEATHER (O).
  • Use KNIFE; take NET (P).
  • Walk down 2x.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use TOOTHPICK; take CLIP (A).
  • Go forward, right.
  • Use CLIP; take 1/6 MASK and RUBIES (B).
  • Walk down 4x.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Place EMERALDS (C), TOPAZES (D), and RUBIES (E); take 3/3 METAL FEATHER (F).
  • Go forward 2x.
  • Move vines (G).
  • Select (H).
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use 3 METAL FEATHERS and SCREWDRIVER.
  • Select (I).
  • Select (1-7).
  • Take HAIRPIN (J).
  • Walk down 3x; go left 2x.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use 4 KEYS (K).
  • Go forward.
  • Use HAIRPIN; earn LETTERS (L).
  • Return to Laboratory.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Place LETTERS; take ACID and CAPSULE (M).
  • Return to Graveyard.
  • Use ACID; take KEY, 2/6 MASK, and A DARK BEING’S HAIR (N).
  • Return to Laboratory.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use KEY; take 3/6 MASK, RUBBER BULB, and RAG (O).
  • Walk down.
  • Use RAG (P).
  • Enter 2-5-3 (Q).
  • Take RAKE and 4/6 MASK (R).
  • Walk down 2x.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use RAKE; take CLAMP and PIPE (S).
  • PIPE on RUBBER BULB.
  • Go forward.
  • Use RUBBER BULB; earn FLOWER JUICE (T).
  • Walk down 10x.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use EMPTY JAR and NET; earn DESERT FIREFLIES (U).
  • Return to Laboratory.
  • Use DESERT FIREFLIES and KNIFE; earn BUD (V).
  • CAPSULE, A DARK BEING’S HAIR, FLOWER JUICE, and BUD on LIST; earn INGREDIENTS.
  • Select (W).
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Place INGREDIENTS.
  • (A-B); select.
  • (C-D)-(B-E)-(F-E)-(G-E).
  • Select H-I-J.
  • Select; take capsules (K).

Chapter 5: Black Lake

Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Take AXE (L).
  • Take LONG STICK (M).
  • Use CLAMP; take STONE TILE (N).
  • Walk down.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use AXE; take 5/6 MASK, KEY, and CHEST (O).
  • Walk down 3x; go forward 3x.
  • Use KEY (P).
  • Play HOP; earn 6/6 MASK (Q).
  • Go forward, right.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Place 6 MASKS; solution (R).
  • Take FIGURINE OF A TREE (S).
  • Return to Graveyard.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Place STONE TILE.
  • Select 1-21 (U).
  • Go forward.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Place FIGURINE OF A TREE; take RUBBER GLOVE and HAMMER (A).
  • Use HAMMER; earn BOARDS (B).
  • Play HOP; earn NAILS (C).
  • Go forward.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use HAIRPIN; earn 1/3 WOODEN PART (D).
  • Walk down 7x.
  • Use RUBBER GLOVE; earn ELECTRIC FISH (E).
  • Go right 2x; go left.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use ELECTRIC FISH; earn CAGE WITH BAIT (F).
  • Walk down.
  • Use CAGE WITH BAIT; take BRACELET (G).
  • Walk left 2x, go forward 3x.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Place BRACELET; take KEY (H).
  • Walk down.
  • Use KEY; take SCOOP (I).
  • Open book; take DRAWING and PUZZLE PIECES (J).
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • PUZZLE PIECES on CHEST; solution (K). Take LEVER.
  • Place DRAWING; select 1-6.
  • Take SPEARHEAD (L).
  • SPEARHEAD on LONG STICK; earn ARROW.
  • Walk down; go right.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use SCOOP; earn PEARL (M).
  • Walk down; go forward 2x.
  • Place PEARL (N); solution (O).
  • Take PART OF THE LAYOUT (P).
  • Go to Hunter’s House.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use LEVER; take JACK (Q).
  • Go to Black Lake.
  • Place and select JACK; place BOARDS and NAILS; use HAMMER. Place ARROW (R).
  • Go forward.

Chapter 6: Destroyed Settlement

Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use HAMMER; take OIL and CLOTH (A).
  • Go forward.
  • Take WHIP (B).
  • Take KNITTING NEEDLE (C).
  • Use branch on flame; earn TORCH (D).
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Read paper; take STONE SYMBOL (E).
  • Use OIL and TORCH (F).
  • Use STONE SYMBOL (G).
  • Walk down 2x.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use WHIP; take ARROW (H).
  • Walk down.
  • Use KNITTING NEEDLE; take INK (I).
  • Walk down.
  • Use ARROW; earn DIAMOND (J).
  • Go forward, right, and forward.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use CLOTH, INK, FEATHER, and KNIFE; earn TEMPLATES OF THE MISSING FRAGMENTS OF THE GLASS WINDOW (K).
  • Use TEMPLATES OF THE MISSING FRAGMENTS OF THE GLASS WINDOW and DIAMOND; take BLUE FRAGMENT OF THE GLASS WINDOW, YELLOW FRAGMENT OF THE GLASS WINDOW, and PURPLE FRAGMENT OF THE GLASS WINDOW (L).
  • Place BLUE FRAGMENT OF THE GLASS WINDOW, YELLOW FRAGMENT OF THE GLASS WINDOW, and PURPLE FRAGMENT OF THE GLASS WINDOW; take HANDLE (M).
  • Remove beams; use HANDLE (N).
  • Go left.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use TAR; restore mirror (O).
  • Open chest; use KNIFE; take STONE HEAD (P).
  • Remove cover; select (Q).
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Place PART OF THE LAYOUT (A).
  • Restore 9 items.
  • Earn HOOK.
  • Return to Precipice.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use HOOK; earn RING (B).
  • Walk down 2x; go right, forward, and left.
  • Place RING; move along path (C).
  • Select (D).
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Solution (E).
  • Take LEVER; read note (F).
  • Walk down; go forward.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use LEVER (G).
  • Go forward.
  • Talk (H).
  • Go forward.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Take HAMMER (I).
  • Walk down.
  • Use HAMMER; open door (J).
  • Take BROOM, SIEVE, ROPE WITH HOOK; Use KNIFE; take PIECE OF MEAT (K).
  • Go forward.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use PIECE OF MEAT (L).
  • Place STONE HEAD (M).
  • Use SIEVE; earn 2/3 WOODEN PART (N).
  • Open; play HOP; earn 3/3 WOODEN PART (O).
  • Walk down 3x; go left.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Place 3 WOODEN PARTS.
  • Select Q-R-T-U-P-V-S.
  • Rotate discs into place (W).
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Play HOP; take SOPORIFIC GAS (X).
  • Walk down; go forward 2x.
  • Talk (Y).
  • Go forward.
  • Use SOPORIFIC GAS (Z).
  • Go forward.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use ROPE WITH HOOK (A).
  • Select (B-C).
  • Take FIGURINE IN THE SHAPE OF A DOG’S FOOTMARK (D).
  • Walk down.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Place FIGURINE IN THE SHAPE OF A DOG’S FOOTMARK; take KEY (E).
  • Walk down.
  • Use BROOM; use candle on fire; earn CANDLE (F).
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Use KNIFE; select (H).
  • Open; place CANDLE (I).
  • Use KEY; take TILE (J).
  • Go forward 2x.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Select (K).
  • Place TILE (L).
  • Make moves 1-22.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side
  • Continue with moves 23-40 (M).
  • Congratulations! You have completed Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side!

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