Announcing Castle Ardenstein—the First Video Game Title In Ahmad Wehbe’s Original Franchise—FORTIFIED DARKNESS™


Castle Ardenstein marks the first game in the Soil of Canaan™ series—the Tradition Branch of the FORTIFIED DARKNESS™ franchise.

HÖGANÄS, SWEDEN—MAY 16, 2022Castle Ardenstein is a horror adventure video game that takes place in the FORTIFIED DARKNESS™ universe. Players will explore a Castle in Ardenstein—a fictional village located somewhere in Bavaria, Germany.

The story follows a desperate student looking for a job to pay his student loan—who, after picking up a job from an ad—finds himself lost with only a vague map and a strange talisman in his possession, given to him by his recent employer.

The development of the game will be recorded and released in episodes as Devlogs for everyone to watch and to follow along the game’s development.


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About Soil of Canaan™

Soil of Canaan™ is a series in the FORTIFIED DARKNESS™ franchise—representing The Tradition Branch—in this series players explore castles, palaces and other similar buildings—discovering secrets and traces about the origin of the secret cult and its early attempts at summoning evil into the world. To learn more please visit


FORTIFIED DARKNESS™ is an original franchise by Ahmad Wehbe that is about fighting against an ancient evil that has infested the world through a cult using various branches: The Architects Branch, The Scientific Branch, The Recruitment Branch, and finally The Tradition Branch which will also be the first series in the franchise titled Soil of Canaan™. To learn more please visit

About Ahmad Wehbe

Author Ahmad Wehbe is a creative artist whose goal is to create characters, worlds and experiences that inspires, fascinates and leads people towards growth—be it a novel, a painting or a video-game—pursuing the idea to manifest it fully rather than bending the idea to satisfy the masses. Some of his works are the art project Emotionalism consisting of 51 abstract paintings, the short story The Man Who Lost His Sun Twice, and most recently the upcoming video game Enduring Dreamers: Freya™. To learn more please visit

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