Mist of the Dark challenges your ability to survive. Can you face your fears? Play as a monster and scare your friends. Play as the soldier and use tactics to hunt the monster(s) down. Scare the players. Stick with your team and discover objects and level advantages to take down the monster.
All Reviews:
Mixed (74) - 40% of the 74 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 18, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Mist of the Dark is a multiplayer horror game that vastly depends on putting the action in the hands of the players. With Early access, we can use player feedback to pursue the best way to do that.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to transition out of Early Access between 2019-2020.”

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

“We plan on adding lots of things!

  • New Monster Characters Each with a unique skill tree.

  • New Soldier Updates Weapons, attachments, extras (e.g. grenades), and skill tree to unlock these.

  • New Environments With dynamic pathways, hidden secrets, level advantages, and storytelling.

  • Shop For aesthetic features only!

  • Enhanced Game-play Lots of game-play tweaking and more ways to play!

  • Updated features UI, levels, abilities, weapons, animations, and many more enhancements to the games detail.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is in a fun and thrilling state right now. We have two levels: "The Cave" and "The Sewers". Each pit a monster against a group of soldiers. We plan on releasing new environments, fixing bugs, and balancing game-play within the next few updates.”

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

“Mist of the Dark will stay free to play. We know that feeling of wanting to play a great game with your friend, only to find out they haven't purchased the title. We want this experience to be something you can enjoy with a friend at any time.”

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

“We'll watch community game-play videos, read forums, slash bugs and add new features to bring this game to life.”
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October 30

Important Update - AI and Matchmaking Coming Soon

Hey everyone, I wanted to send out an update so I could clear some confusion about what's happening with the game, and give some info on our next feature update!

We've all been reading the reviews, and I've seen quite a few negetive ones. They mostly consist of:
  • Unable to find other players.
  • Sessions dying due to players quitting
  • Minor (annoying), non gamebreaking bugs

So, here's what's happening on our side:

Player base

A common issue with creating a multiplayer game like we are, is building a playerbase. We're pushing for some key foundations in Mist of the Dark that we believe will make gameplay smoother, and in turn will build our playerbase.

Right now, we're focusing on an AI and Matchmaking system to solve this issue. In the future, we're looking at Weapon Customization, new Game Modes, new Maps, a Leveling System, and more!

AI and Matchmaking

Our next goal is creating an AI and matchmaking system to address the issues of not being able to find or host games. AI will (optionally) fill a match when initially hosted, and when player count drops below a certain amount.

Instead of looking for a server, you'll select a map and a few other options and automatically create or join a server. As players near you start playing, the server will populate automatically!

Updating the Engine

Before we can add the changes we want, we have to update our engine version. We are currently working our way from Unreal 4.7 to 4.20. 4.7 was extremely buggy and was missing a lot of key features we need to complete this game. After the update is complete, we'll have access to features that will make development substantially more easy and stable.

In Summary

We are looking forward to bringing in the new matchmaking and AI system, and believe it will address the major issues everyone is having. We have some really cool plans for the future of this game, and we're really excited to bring it to life with the community's help.

Thanks again everyone!!!
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August 22

Gamebreaking Bug Fix Announcement

Hey everyone, short announcement today.

A lot of you have been having issues joining and hosting sessions. There are a couple reasons for this:

1. The last session you tried to join wasn't destroyed correctly.

2. The server is full, but the server player count shows it only has 1 player.

We went ahead and pushed an update for the first issue yesterday, so you don't have to restart the whole game just to join a server. We're working on the second problem, which is kind of a bigger issue with the Steam API we're using as it's not pulling the correct information.

I'll keep everyone updated on the progress we make over the next few days. Be sure to post in the Forums if you have any feedback/suggestions/bug reports. We would greatly appreciate learning more about what our community wants!

Thanks everyone, happy gaming!

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About This Game

Mist of the Dark challenges your ability to survive. Hunt down a terrifying monster in a dynamic cave. Stick with your team and discover hidden advantages to take down the monster. Scare the players as the monster, use tactics to your advantage to create your own horror experience.

Create your horror story

Hunt the soldiers down using your own tactics;
Use your environment to your advantage.
Hunt, kill, and play the way you choose.

Join the hunt

As a member of the squad, you will need to coordinate with your team to kill the monster. The environment around you is unknown and dangerous. Push forward with caution and keep your eyes open. In any case, your mission is clear - survive.

During Development

We will be making huge changes to the UI, level design, and how the game itself functions. Screenshots and Trailers may not always represent what is currently in-game.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Mist of the Dark features combat with some gore.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 750 2GB DDR3
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Laptops may require more RAM and a dedicated graphics card
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: i7
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 960 2GB DDR5
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Laptops may require more RAM and a dedicated graphics card

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