Ironmace Hosts Download Link for Dark and Darker Amidst Legal Battle - Prima Games

Ironmace Hosts Download Link for Dark and Darker Amidst Legal Battle

Time to party like it's 1999.

by Matt Vatankhah

Fans of the extraction-slasher Dark and Darker have been foaming at the mouth for their next opportunity to playtest the upcoming Ironmace game, and the time has finally come in quite an unorthodox way. Playtest #5, scheduled for April 14, has arrived in the midst of a nasty legal battle between Ironmace and mega-publisher Nexon after accusations of stolen assets and ideas caused the Dark and Darker development to take a detour.

After being served a cease and desist from Nexon and a police raid of their Korean office, Ironmace was forced to delist Dark and Darker from the Steam store, leaving fans worried about the future of the game. Though Ironmace has remained confident they can disprove the accusations, the potential for years of legal battles and continuous court fees has fans wondering if Dark and Darker will ever see the light of day.

Despite it all, Ironmace has broken weeks of silence with the announcement that Playtest #5 will continue as planned, and have provided a method of playing the game that’s as unexpected as it is ballsy.

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Ironmace Rages Against the Machine, Gives Players a Direct Download

Communication between Ironmace and players has been largely contained in the official Dark and Darker Discord server, where developers have shared critical updates and future plans on Dark and Darker. When the morning of April 14 came with no news, fans feared the worst.

Until a developer announcement broke the silence.

Image via Ironmace

“Rest assured that we are working around the clock to safeguard the continuance of Dark and Darker. Unfortunately, due to the complexities of our situation, especially across international lines, it is taking time to resolve the Steam situation. In order for us to keep our promise to our fans we’ve had to go old school this time.”

– “Terence”, Dark and Darker Development Team

Following the message came an obscure type of URL that many likely haven’t seen in decades – a torrent link to directly download Dark and Darker.

Ironmace stresses that all future news about Dark and Darker will be communicated strictly through the official Discord and their official Twitter account. That means that if you’re wanting to join the thousands of players delving deep in the dark dungeons, you should make sure to stick to official sources.

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About The Author

Matt Vatankhah

Matt's been writing for Prima Games for almost one year. He grew up obsessed with RPGs, FPS, and Point & Click Adventure games. These days, you'll find him engrossed in Final Fantasy XIV, or in a competitive FPS lobby, anxiously waiting for you to ready up.

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