When every apocalypse strikes at the same time, three heroes rise to save their doomed world! Raid hundreds of dungeons, hack through waves of enemies, and defeat powerful bosses in this new take to the Hack & Slash RPG genre.
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Mostly Positive (12) - 75% of the 12 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 25, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We believe that Early Access is the best way to get players' real feedback. With the help of players, we will find out the best way to adjust existing content and shaping the upcoming contents.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect to go to full launch in three months from Early Access launch. The game will continue to be updated with new features and content even after the full release.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We plan to add more skills and game modes in the full version.

Including: BOSS Tower (name undecided yet).
Each floor of the BOSS Tower has a boss from the main storyline. At higher level, the bosses are stronger. Players have to go back to the first floor and start over once they got defeated by bosses. BOSS Tower comprehensively tests players' combat skills, rune builds and endurance of continuous boss fights.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version at this stage provides a linear 8 hours' gameplay, including 3 different characters, 17 runes, 25 stages and bosses, as well as 88 different achievements. In order to give players a better continuous playing experience, we also provide a RogueLike mechanism.

Players can operate three different characters to face various challenges. The character operation is delicate. Reacts quickly and accurately to the enemy's attacks in the battle, and grasps the flaws to deal continuous damage to the enemy is the core feature of the game.

The game uses a random map mechanism. In the game, players need to continuously explore unknown areas and defeat unknown enemies in this area. Each player's experience of the game process will be different.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We expect to raise the price of the game when it transits into full release as we expand the game, add content and new features.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“All feedback is taken into consideration. We are excited to hear from you, Discord and Steam Forums are great ways to leave your suggestion. We will also post update notes on Twitter, Reddit and Facebook.”
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About This Game

Dark Raider is a new retro Action game brought to you by the same team that gave you Tribemen. Raid hundreds of dungeons, hack through waves of enemies, and defeat powerful bosses in this new take to the Hack & Slash action genre.

New experience every time with random generated map

The game uses random maps. The player needs to explore new areas and fight against different monsters every time, the dungeon will reset upon the player’s death. So the player will never do the same run twice.

Multiple heroes available, you can always find one that fits you.

For now, there are three different heroes available. They are Warrior, Mage and Barbarian. Each of them has their own play style. Warrior focuses on fast attack speed and quick movement, he is the best choice to deal with fast enemies. Mage focuses on burst damage, she is very squishy but once you catch the right time, she can deal a tons of damage. Barbarian focuses on survive, he has higher defense and more health, but he also has the slowest attack speed, which players will need to predict enemies move to make him in good use.

Rogue-like playstyle combined with hardcore hack & slash

Your characters will become stronger and unlock more abilities during each run. There are varies combos you can use, and you can decide which combo to use to counter your enemies. For example, you can use air attacks to avoid ground damage, you can use counter attacks deal higher damage or use charge attack to deal huge damage.




Dark theme dungeon with a unique art style

Dark Raider has a unique art style. It uses the modern way to create a retro feeling. It also uses TFR-ISO to make the dungeon more immerse. The player will have a chance to explore this great fantasy world and enjoy their adventure.

Game features

  • You can choose from multiple characters, and each of them has their unique play style.
  • Hardcore action combat, you can use various combos to defeat the enemies.
  • Each run, you will grow stronger, and for each character, there are more than 17 different ways to play.
  • Epic boss fight, there are 23 different bosses waiting for your challenge.
  • The unique art style that creates a great dark theme dungeon.

Background story

Apocalypse has come. It had been prophesied centuries ago, and people all over the world of Ylkis were expecting it, ready to one day face the wrath of the Gods. There is just one problem: each nation has its own pantheon, and every one of them sent their minions at the same time.
Now chaos reigns, and the End of Times seemed inevitable. But the Gods seem to have given us one last chance. The Dungeons have opened and hope has been brought back. It is said that for every Dungeon conquered, the world will live another day, and that humanity may prove its worth to the Gods once again.
And so the race against time began. Will you save the world from its impending doom, or will you be the one who brought upon its extinction?

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

When the game enters battle, there will be frequent violence and blood.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad support for XInput devices

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