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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Very Positive (326) - 92% of the 326 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Aug 15, 2019
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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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August 14

DARQ is launching tomorrow!



It's TOMORROW

Hey dreamers! The launch day is almost here! DARQ will launch tomorrow, August 15th at 10am ET! Thank you everybody for wishlisting the game and patiently waiting for its release. We couldn't be more excited to share this game with you all.

Launch AMA

Two hours after the launch, at 12pm ET, the developer of DARQ will be answering questions in the AMA format on reddit, in r/Games. Stop by if you have any questions or just want to chat!

Frequently asked questions

  • Does DARQ support a controller?
    Yes, DARQ supports X Box Controller and is configured to work with Steam Controller as well.

  • Does DARQ have soundtrack?
    Although we recently made an announcement about DARQ soundtrack, in the end we realized that the game needs very little music. Most of it was removed from the final build, as it makes the game better. We might release all the music that didn't make it to the game at a later date, for free.

  • What can I do to support the project & its developers?
    It would mean a lot to us if you leave a Steam review after playing the game.

  • Is there technical support?
    Yes. We worked very hard to ensure a bug-free experience on launch and according to the reviews, DARQ plays well, is well optimized and stable. It's not unusual however to miss a few bugs on launch, and we're totally ready to address any issues, if any, immediately. You can report bugs in the community forum or email us at support@unfoldgames.org - if there are any issues with the game, you have our word that they will be addressed instantly.

Thank you for following this project, this really means the world to us! Exciting day tomorrow!



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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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