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9th Apr '18 9:49:41 PM Andyroid
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* ''Ten Candles'' is a horror role-playing game with this as a mechanic. The game is played in a dark room lit by only ten tea candles. Players roll from a pool of dice to determine success or failure, but on a "botched" roll a die is removed from the players' dice pool and one of the candles is extinguished. When all the candles go out, any surviving player characters get one last action before their inevitable death.
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5th Mar '18 8:19:51 PM nombretomado
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* The {{SNES}} ''VideoGame/JurassicParkSNES'' tie-in game had a primitive first-person mode which activated inside buildings. Wandering into a darkened space before obtaining the night-vision goggles meant a swift death, even if there were no dinosaurs inside once the player obtained the goggles.

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* The {{SNES}} {{UsefulNotes/SNES}} ''VideoGame/JurassicParkSNES'' tie-in game had a primitive first-person mode which activated inside buildings. Wandering into a darkened space before obtaining the night-vision goggles meant a swift death, even if there were no dinosaurs inside once the player obtained the goggles.
26th Feb '18 2:53:29 AM JackG
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* ''Film/{{Screamers}}''. The soldiers enter the abandoned NEB command bunker and try to get the communication system working. Then they're interrupted by a Screamer that gets shot by a trigger-happy soldier, alerting the others to their presence. Suddenly all the power is cut and they hear the CreepyChild {{Killer Robot}}s calling out to them...
23rd Feb '18 5:15:06 AM HarJIT-EGS
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** ''VideoGame/{{Dunnet}}'' mashes these up: you ''trip over a grue'', fall, and break every bone in your body. Presumably, the grue proceeds to eat your corpse.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Dunnet}}'' mashes these up: you ''trip over a grue'', fall, and break every bone in your body. Presumably, (It is implied that the grue proceeds to eat your corpse.corpse, given the prior warnings about being eaten.)
30th Dec '17 6:57:51 AM JackG
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** In "Oxygen", Bill Potts and Nardole ''really'' don't want to go down the dark corridor to investigate the mysterious banging sound, until the Doctor points out [[WhatYouAreInTheDark there are people still alive on the space station who need rescuing.]]
14th Dec '17 2:52:16 PM CountDorku
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* The light going out in ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'' causes enemies to be more likely to surprise you, deal more damage and inflict more stress. Both sides get a bonus to critical chance, and you make more money, but in general it's best to bring torches unless you are reckless, desperate, or [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential feeling sadistic for whatever reason]]. The developers even put in a monster to discourage torchless runs: the Shambler, a horrifying shoggoth-esque DamageOverTime factory that will beat the living hell out of even a well-equipped, high-level party, but which drops some of the best items in the game when you do manage to kill it.
12th Dec '17 11:02:31 AM KingLyger
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* ''VideoGame/{{Shadowgate}}'' employed a similar gimmick, with two torches you needed to keep lit. If they went out, you'd stumble around in darkness until you fell and died.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Shadowgate}}'' employed a similar gimmick, with has two torches you needed to keep lit. If they went go out, you'd you'll stumble around in darkness until you fell fall and died.die, even in areas outside or areas that have some other source of light. The remake is a bit more sensible about this; if your torches go out, you can stay in any area that already has a light source and not die, but moving into any dark area beyond that without relighting the torches will kill you.
18th Oct '17 8:36:50 AM Darklingtears
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* {{Subverted}} by ''Literature/{{Lamplight}}'', where total darkness is the ''only'' place safe from the book's antagonists, who [[spoiler:depend on artifical light in order to exist]]
17th Sep '17 11:38:49 AM nombretomado
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DaylightHorror is an ''{{inver|tedTrope}}sion'' of this trope. NotASubversion. Not to be confused with DarkIsEvil, although it can invoke this.

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DaylightHorror is an ''{{inver|tedTrope}}sion'' of this trope. NotASubversion.Administrivia/NotASubversion. Not to be confused with DarkIsEvil, although it can invoke this.
13th Sep '17 7:31:05 AM Willbyr
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