This side scrolling survival-horror action game (quite the mouthful) made it just in time to be launched while the spirit of Halloween is high. Heart-palpitating moments can be found everywhere you explore in Dark Matter and is a must-have for people who enjoy getting scared to death. Besides Dark Matter releasing through Steam, it has also launched for the PC, Mac, and Linux for $13.49 while a %10 discount lasts until October 24th.
Dark Matter takes gamers on a tactical 2D adventure set in space and filled with vicious alien enemies. The game is set in a derelict spaceship inundated by a sinister alien presence and infested with deadly parasites. As the Ensign, players must explore the adrift spaceship Endeavour through echoing, fetid hallways and facilities, scavenging for parts and blueprints, while expanding their arsenal and customizing their combat style against the intelligent and reactive enemies.
The game sounds absolutely terrifying. I paid a visit to the official website and checked out some of the videos, plus finding little bits of background info scattered around. You know something is done right when your body shivers and you get goose bumps all over. Check out the official site to understand what makes something spine-tingling: http://store.steampowered.com/app/251410 I also found a little excerpt based off of the story: something not exactly found in the game. It’s posted below: read it if you dare.
Out of breath, you run into the door, slamming against its cold metal surface. The clicking of scuttling claws recedes into the distance, swallowed by the pitch black oblivion behind you. You know better than to feel safe. There are too many infested at your back, and another blank metal door ahead. With a quick reflex you check your ammo supplies, and slot a fresh magazine into your shotgun. With a quicker prayer, you flick the switch and open the door. The metal jaws open on endless night you don’t dare pierce with your flashlight, not to disturb those things that live in shadow. By the pale bioluminescence that washes up from the floor grates, you piece together the picture of a corridor, and what could be a stretch of exploding pods. Just beyond, the silhouette of a fully grown crawler stirs.
Grinning in the dark, you turn on the weapon’s flashlight, and point it straight down the corridor. Predictably, the blisters swell up to full irritation, ready to explode at the slightest touch. The crawler turns to hiss at you, instantly aroused by the light, and your presence. In your mind’s eye, it dumbly rushes forward into the blister pods to kill itself, saving you precious ammo.
It takes a precious moment to adjust to reality when the sleek shape crouches and jumps towards you instead. There is time for just one panicked shot before the inevitable flight, as you run for your life, barely keeping ahead of the claws slashing for you. In a moment of adrenaline-fuelled inspiration, you slam the wall panel as you retreat past the chamber’s door. The heavy, powerful mechanism smoothly slices the crawler in half just before the critter can reach and disembowel you. There is no time to congratulate yourself, as you hear a familiar hissing from above…