Dark Matter

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Dark Matter is a 2.5D side-scrolling survival horror game, set in a Derelict spaceship besieged by a sinister alien presence, and infested with deadly parasites.

As the ensign, you must explore fetid hallways and abandoned facilities, scavenging for parts and blueprints, expanding your arsenal to up to four deadly weapons and freely customize each to fit your combat style against intelligent, reactive enemies.

Dark Matter delivers a hard-hitting take on the survival horror genre in deep space, with a heavy emphasis on tactical combat and exploration.

Key Features:

  • 14 levels in a gritty tale of deep space survival

  • 4 weapons, each with 4 ammo types

  • Four craftable upgrades to customize

  • Collect scrap and alien resources to craft your own tools and health packs

  • Uncompromisingly real-time lights and shadow casting for spine-tingling moments of pure, darkness-fuelled terror

  • Invest in the weapons and upgrades you prefer, develop your own combat techniques

  • Complex enemy AI that reacts to the player’s actions and tactics

  • Elemental ammo effects that allow you to freeze, dissolve, electrocute or set fire to your enemies

  • Clean, hand-painted textures and custom shading techniques are combined in a unique visual style

  • Non-linear exploration and storytelling

  • Light and darkness are integral parts of gameplay, not just visual touches

  • Dynamic soundtrack that adapts to gameplay circumstances

  • Dark Matter will fully embrace Steamplay for Windows, OSX and Linux

Customer reviews


Good game, but...

Cavalieroscuro | Oct. 21, 2013 | See all Cavalieroscuro's reviews »

Dark Matter it's a good side-scrolling game. Graphic side is cured, sound is good and gameplay is funny. There's a nice atmosphere and for a survival horror it's a primary matter, but the game is a bit short. There are only 14 levels to beat and...well, there's not an ending. The game was mean to be composed by two episodes, then developers cut out the second one releasing this, and they changed the "continue" screen of the first episode adding a textual ending. So if you are interested in this game, be aware of this.