DARQ tells the story of Lloyd, a boy who becomes aware of the fact that he is dreaming. The dream quickly turns into a nightmare and all attempts to wake up end in failure. Lloyd learns how to survive the nightmare by bending the laws of physics and manipulating the fluid fabric of the dream world.
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Aug 15, 2019
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August 24

Thank You For Your Support & Surprise Announcement



Thank you!
The amount of support DARQ has received from the community has been incredible. I didn't expect my blog post (Why I turned down exclusivity deal from the Epic Store) to result in so much good will and support. Please know that I don't take any of it for granted and I'm truly grateful. Unfold Games will always be on the side of its customers.

Upcoming Patch
We've been working on a patch that will add support for more controllers and fix a few bugs. Big Thank You to the community for providing feedback and reporting issues, as well as your patience - the patch should be out in a few days.

Surprise Announcement
The feedback we've received has been overwhelmingly positive, which is a dream come true for a first-time developer. Something that has been mentioned quite a lot since the launch is that DARQ could use a few extra levels. Message received! I'm excited to announce that we're planning to release additional levels for DARQ later this year. To acknowledge all the support we've received from the community and express our grattitude, DARQ DLC's will be available for free.






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August 15

DARQ is now out!

Happy Launch Day!

DARQ is now available to purchase on Steam. We hope you have a blast playing the game and enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it!

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Reviews

“Wonderful taste of surrealism rarely seen in games.”
IGN

“Darq is a beautifully stylish, Tim Burton-esque romp through the subconscious dream-world of a young boy which manages to be spectacular (...)”
TechRaptor

“DARQ is an unbelievably impressive puzzle game that manages to be equal parts creepy and intelligent. (...) Some of the game's puzzles are just pure genius.”
Checkpoint

About This Game

HELP LLOYD WAKE UP!


DARQ tells the story of Lloyd, a boy who becomes aware of the fact that he is dreaming. To Lloyd's misfortune, the dream quickly turns into a nightmare and all attempts to wake up end in failure. While exploring the darkest corners of his subconscious, Lloyd learns how to survive the nightmare by bending the laws of physics and manipulating the fluid fabric of the dream world.

WALL WALK, STEALTH, PUZZLES


Apart from gravity-defying puzzles, Lloyd will have to use stealth when nearby enemies. He has no chance of winning in an open confrontation, since the creatures he will encounter are much more powerful and faster than him. Instead, he has to rely on careful planning to avoid getting detected.

FEATURES



  • Psychological horror set in a lucid dream, relying on slow build and creepy atmosphere rather than gore and violence.
  • Unique artstyle and detailed environment to explore
  • Sound design by Bjørn Jacobsen, known for his work on such games as Cyberpunk 2077 and Hitman.
  • Puzzles that involve bending the laws of physics (walking on walls and ceilings) , manipulating the dream world (moving things, rotating rooms), collecting and using found objects, and avoiding enemies.
  • Hidden secrets to find (optional, for hardcore players only)

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Some Violence, General Mature Content.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10, 64-bits
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-530
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 260 / ATI Radeon HD 4870
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Wired X-Box One controller supported (more coming soon)
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10, 64-bits
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 660 / ATI Radeon HD 7850
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Wired X-Box One controller supported (more coming soon)

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