Dark Scavenger is a bizarre point-and-click RPG adventure with a focus on exploration, gaining loot, and meaningful choices. Filling the role of a powerful space traveler, you find yourself stranded on a mysterious alien planet. Will you save the world or just yourself?
User reviews: Very Positive (99 reviews)
Release Date: May 16, 2014

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"Intriguing Sci-Fi Adventure. Create your own story with many c&c. Creative crafting system. Turn based combat. Colorful memorable characters. Great Fun!"

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“...I’m convinced that it deserves cult classic status...”
Adam Smith, Rock Paper Shotgun

“The writing is brilliant.”
Tech Raptor

“Dark Scavenger takes an iteration of the RPG genre that is generally thought of as obsolete and breathes fresh life into it.”
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“If you’re a fan of indie games, RPGs, laughing, and making meaningful decisions, then you should definitely pick this up.” True PC Gaming

“If refined but old-school mechanics were all Dark Scavenger brought to the table, I would happily recommend it. Throw in some clever, knowing, and genuinely funny writing, and I’d move this game up into ‘must have’ territory.” Twinfinite

"Dark Scavenger is one of the most genuinely funny, well-written games I’ve ever played and stands side-by-side with titles like Grim Fandango and Monkey Island. It is THAT good." - IndieStatik

About This Game

Dark Scavenger is a bizarre point-and-click RPG adventure with a focus on exploration, gaining loot, and meaningful choices.

Filling the role of a powerful space traveler, you find yourself stranded on a mysterious planet in the company of three eccentric, yet resourceful aliens. As you desperately seek a way to repair your ship, a massive conflict unfolds around you involving warring factions and a sinister force that threatens to destroy them all.

Will you adopt the problems of this world as your own or will you just save yourself?

Key Features


  • Unique Dark Comedy Sci-Fi Narrative driven entirely by your choices. Each encounter has multiple outcomes!
  • Earn Tons of Loot and convert it into bizarre equipment!
  • Deep Turn Based Combat which utilizes equipment combinations to exploit enemy weaknesses!
  • Epic Boss Battles with multiple forms.
  • New Game Plus Mode lets you see what you missed the first time around!
  • Tons of Secrets that you will probably never find.
  • Trading Cards!

Soundtrack

Dark Scavenger OST: https://psydragames.bandcamp.com/

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System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Native Resolution 800x600
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Native Resolution: 800x600
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires Adobe AIR 2.6 to be installed (installer scripts included)
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
I cannot recommend this game more highly. It may not be suitable for those who like bells and whistles and constant blood. But for the discerning adventure/rpg enthusiast, Dark Scavanger offers a fresh and satirical take on the genre while casting eyes back to the days of early crpgs.

The mechanics are simple, but beneath the point and click interface interesting choices can be made. Some choices are available depending on whether you have the right weapons, equipment or allies. You acquire these items by finding artifacts as you uncover the mysteries of the planet below. One of three aliens aboard the ship you reside – Kamaho an undead weapons master, Falsen a greenish trickster, and Gazer a mute and very alien alien – will forge the artifact into something unique.

Story and writing are the main selling points of Dark Scavenger. I won’t spoil it by going into detail. Enjoy the humour, quirkiness and silliness of this inventive and imaginative journey that you won’t want to end. I wish more games were like this.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
This game in many ways reminds me of Zork minus the art work (now that will date me - Zork as far as I know was the first actual computer game; a text based choice adventure, played on a mainframe, back in the day when one needed punch cards and PCs did not really exist, circa early 1980s). I digress. Dark Scavenger is a bit point and click, a bit hidden object, a bit text based D&D choice driven adventure with quite a bit melee mixed in using the crafted weapons, items and allies one has managed to scavenge and a whole lot weird. Odd characters, even stranger allies, and relatively conceited enemies make this game uniquely interesting. This game seems simpler then it actually is, and dying can happen easily by making wrong decisions or choices. Choices really matter, especially in combat where melee attacks are limited to what weapons one has available to use. Hopefully along the way one has made the correct decisions on who to craft with, where one has looked for items, what information one has managed to gather and what action has been taken in a situation. As I stated before this game seems far easier then it actually is and requires thought and planning to get through. Though I did not pay full price, I would have. The price is worth it for a game that is ... as Monty Python would say ... "and now for something completely different" because it is "completely different".
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
You have probably had a weird dream sometimes. Like one of those exciting-but-absolutely-weird dreams, full of action, strange persons/creatures and occurrences. Well, that's precisely what this weird RPG adventure feels like. The humour is great, the story is amusing and the characters are quite vivid. For hard core fans of the genre and those expecting a traditional RPG, the game might be a bit too tongue-in-cheek to enjoy fully. Just tune your expectations accordingly and enjoy the ride.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
An absolute steal for $5.

There is definitely a nod to old school RPG games here, but completely reinvented. I have never seen an inventory system like this before, and I was very impressed. One of the driving strategic impulses of the game is the conversion of scavenged loot into more powerful weapons, supplies, and even allies. Other impressive features include unique sentient monsters, dialogue/story options with consequences, and a completely glitch free experience.

Well done!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
When I first saw a youtuber play this game one year ago, I found it to be quite intriguing and very much to my liking. More specifically, the gameplay and art direction. Unfortunately, I did not have the funds to buy the game myself and only bought it a few days ago upon discovering a location to buy steam cards.

After finishing this game, I feel tempted to write a good review for it. Here's a few reasons why:

Unique gameplay: The gameplay of this game is akin to a interactive book combined with a video game with the point and click exploration element added to the mixture. Basically, you click stuff, engage in battles and obtain loot. Loot can be used to craft special items and it also depends on the crafter you choose. Kamaho, the skeleton "warrior" will make weapons for you. Falsen, the green goblin looking guy will create wacky items for you and Gazer, the alien thing will summon or make allies for you. This adds quite a bit of replayability to the game (especially with the new game plus that allows you to keep all your items from your previous run). Choices that you make impact the game in small ways but never really diverge from the main linear plot line of the game. As such, making certain decisions may result in obtaining "extra loot" or just some extra details about the world you are exploring.

Plot: The plot is kinda that a science fiction adventure. You are stranded in space after a battle with a mysterious creature called "Den" and wake up to find yourself in a spaceship with three aliens on board. The aliens request for your help in obtaining fuel to sustain the ship and you somehow find yourself accepting the quest. The rest of the game is just exploring the world to find the mentioned fuel.

Apart from that, the storytelling sometimes takes on a dark humour like tone (with Juno (some random person you meet twice or thrice) lying dead on the floor in the next area with no prior explanation.) which could be quite entertaining to read. Overall, the storytelling is splendidly done to resemble an actual storybook and I find myself having no faults with it.

Art:
The artstyle is simply amazing. It resembles the artstyle of video games in the 1990s while also looking like a picture book. Keep in mind that my opinion about the artstyle is subjective as I really appreciate old school artystyles.

Music:
The music is quite fitting with the battle scenes and the game itself. Not much else to say about it really. (P.S. I can't really good a decent comment about music in general)

The only con I find with this game is that it is a little too short and I would had liked to explore more of this world. Nevertheless, this is still a very good game and I would recommend you to try it.

Rating:
8.5/10
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