Dark Places is a psychological single-player game set in a surreal world filled with horrific creatures and nightmarish delusions. You play as a daemon hunter desperately searching for answers and slowly descends into madness.
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Positive - 70% of the 10 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (34) - 55% of the 34 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 24, 2018
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“DARK PLACES is an experimental horror game that is absolutely FREE.
All of your feedback will be taken into account and help us to grow, and make the game better.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The plan is to keep the game in early access up to a year, but that could change when we consider players feedback.”

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

“We plan to implement much more content and features, new monsters and levels for which we need more time, feedback and resources.

Content such as the following will be added to the Early Access as it is finalized:
  • More enemies
  • More vastly different environments
  • More languages
  • More content in relation to the players feedback

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently the game is playable from start to finish, all levels are ready, overall polish and quality can vary. Some levels are not optimized well and could cause some frame drops. However overall the game is pretty stable.”

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

“DARK PLACES will stay free to play, but you can support us by buying the soundtrack DLC.
That will help us to make more better and bigger games.”

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

“There could be different levels of involvement here, starting from bug reporting to participation in polls, forum discussions and more.”
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Recent updates View all (2)

November 30

PATCH 2

Hi guys! PATCH 2 is here!

Redesign of level 1 - level 5 for better performance/balance

IMPORTANT NOTES – WORK IN PROGRESS:
• Because of the redesign/rebalance you may run into an error and your progress can be lost. If you run into any issues please email me at madboxgamestudio@gmail.com

Your feedback helps me make the game better. Thanks for playing and your support!
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November 17

BIG PATCH - Complete Storyline Available

Hello guys! BIG PATCH here! Please continue emailing the issues you run into, it helps a lot!

Fixes:

• Redesign of some levels for better performance/balance
• Rebalanced enemies damage
• Rebalanced weapon damage
• Improved lighting
• Improved textures
• Improved automatic aspect ratio system
• New 8 Levels
• New Enemies
• New awesome soundtracks
• Complete Storyline

IMPORTANT NOTES – WORK IN PROGRESS:

• Because of the redesign/rebalance all your progress will be lost. You will need to start a new game.

• Due to the fact that I have exceeded the capabilities of the engine to make the levels more interesting, game crashes take place every 6 - 10 loadings (depending on the level)

• To make sure that all files are downloaded, update the game manually. You can do this by followign the instructions below:

1. Load Steam
2. From the Library section, right-click on the game and select "Properties" from the menu.
3. Select the "Local Files" tab and click the "Verify integrity of game cache..." button.
4. Steam will verify the game's files - this process may take several minutes.
5. Once the process is completed, the window will automatically exit, and you will be ready for action.


If you run into any issues or bugs please email me at madboxgamestudio@gmail.com

Thanks for playing and your support!
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About This Game

Dark Places is a psychological single-player game set in a surreal world filled with horrific creatures and nightmarish delusions. You play as a daemon hunter desperately searching for answers and slowly descends into madness.

Key Features:

• Terrifying and atmospheric environments
• Challenging gameplay
• Original soundtrack comprises over 1 hour of haunting, melodic music
• 100% Free (you can support us by buying the soundtrack DLC <3)
• Puzzles
• Dark secrets to be discovered.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP 32/64 or better
    • Processor: Dual core 2.4 GHz processor or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB DX9 Compliant
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Attention: Windows 8 may cause problems
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7 32/64 or better
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB DX9 Compliant
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Attention: Windows 8 may cause problems

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