Draft of Darkness is a survival horror RPG with deck building and roguelike dungeon exploration. Recruit allies, synergize their decks to create powerful card combos. Manage your limited resources and explore procedurally generated maps to determine the story's outcome.
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Very Positive (154) - 94% of the 154 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Aug 23, 2023
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“...if you're a Resi nut like me, you may very well find this both itchy and tasty.”
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“I found myself glued each time I picked up Draft of Darkness.”
8.5 – Destructoid

“This game is brilliant, and I’m likely to start another run after this full stop.”
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About This Game

Draft of Darkness is a roguelike RPG in a post-apocalyptic setting with survival horror, deck building and resource management mechanics. Choose a survivor, build your starting deck, and delve into the darkness!

During your journey:
  • Fight infected creatures, government robots, and other survivors in an ammo-focused turn-based card battle system.
  • Explore the post-apocalyptic city consumed by darkness. Each map is procedurally generated and unique with every run.
  • Recruit a party of survivors to help you on your journey. Each has their own deck of abilities!
  • Trade to collect better equipment and cards, which you can use to strengthen your companions.
  • Manage the darkness. The more enemies you slay, the darker and more dangerous the map becomes. However, Darkness brings rewards.
  • Make important story-based decisions. Your choices are key to progressing the story.

Unique Weapon Based Combat System

Each card in Draft of Darkness can be used by equipping a type of weapon. Determine your strategy by building unique decks combining cards from different weapon types. Each weapon has unique mechanics that can be mixed and matched for insane combos!

Explore Procedurally Generated Maps

Find friends and foes lurking deep within the dark corners of the Residence, lurking in the shadows of the Streets, or even victims of the Lair's hostility. Manage the status of your party, avoid radiation and infection at all costs!

Survive the Darkness

Delving into the dark and dungeon-like maps will see you face a variety of infected and gruesome foes. Every successful combat encounter adds to your darkness level, the higher the darkness the more dangerous the stage becomes. However, survive the darkness and you may be richly rewarded.

Every Run Matters

At the end of every run, even if you fail, you will receive credits that can be used to open booster packs to unlock new starting cards for your next run. Every death is a chance to try out new strategies!

Every Choice Matters

Draft of Darkness has a unique "meta-story progression" system, where every decision can alter the outcome of the story and allow for new ways to progress. You might try different choices on your next run, but be careful. Some have serious consequences.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Contains fear, bad language, violence and drug usage references.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics Card with 2GB RAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Core i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics Card with 4GB RAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics Card with 2GB RAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Core i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics Card with 4GB RAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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