Iceberg Interactive announced today it is tapping into gamers’ inner xenophobe by announcing that the action-packed horror survival side-scroller Dark Matter is available today on Steam as well as GOG.com, with other digital portals and English and German retail releasing the game tomorrow. Dark Matter is simultaneously launched for the PC, Mac and Linux platforms and players can pick it up for $13.49 (includes 10% launch discount).
“With Halloween right around the corner, this is the perfect time of year for players to immerse themselves in a dark and eerie world,” says Iceberg CEO Erik Schreuder. “With a deep, compelling storyline and deadly alien parasites threatening your every move, we hope players pick up Dark Matter and take out the bad guys!”
Developed by Interwave Studios 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.
Out of breath, you run into the door, slamming against its cold metal surface. The clicking of scuttling claws recedes into the distance, swallowed by the pitch black oblivion behind you. You know better than to feel safe. There are too many infested at your back, and another blank metal door ahead. With a quick reflex you check your ammo supplies, and slot a fresh magazine into your shotgun. With a quicker prayer, you flick the switch and open the door. The metal jaws open on endless night you don’t dare pierce with your flashlight, not to disturb those things that live in shadow. By the pale bioluminescence that washes up from the floor grates, you piece together the picture of a corridor, and what could be a stretch of exploding pods. Just beyond, the silhouette of a fully grown crawler stirs.