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“It’s a tremendous achievement – a detailed tribute to the Thief series….  Projects like The Dark Mod are a way for those fans to say “if you won’t make it, we will” – to deftly lift what was good and meaningful about the games that inspired us years ago and run away with it.”
PC Gamer  “Mod of the year: The Dark Mod”

“this is splendid….it’s basically Thief…but in Doom 3. Even now, there’s a good couple of hours of classic immersive sim action here, and I recommend it strongly.”
– Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“The Dark Mod has long been one of the most famous PC mods around. … It was great. Now it’s even better, because it doesn’t need Doom 3 anymore.”
– Kotaku




Stealth Gaming in a Gothic Steampunk World

The Dark Mod is a FREE, first-person stealth game inspired by the original Thief series by Looking Glass Studios. In it you play a hooded figure slinking through the shadows of a gothic steampunk city, hunting priceless valuables while avoiding the swords and arrows of those hired to stop you.

The Dark Mod was originally released Oct. 17th, 2009. The standalone version, TDM 2.0, launched in Oct. 2013.


The first step towards creating stories with The Dark Mod is to get our specialized editor, Dark Radiant.

Browse the A-to-Z beginners' guide that will walk you through creating new missions.

Plan out a sketch of your map and a basic storyline for your mission. See our Mission Design Tips for advice.

And finally, register on our forums to exchange ideas, advice and tips from the pros. We all had to start somewhere, and you'll find the TDM forums one of the friendliest and most helpful places around.

You can find information about the contest here.

To enter the contest using the Thief 2 or Thief: Deadly Shadows editors, see here.