Haarlem, The Netherlands — October 17, 2013 — Veteran video game publisher Iceberg Interactive announced today it is tapping into gamers’ inner xenophobe by announcing that the action-packed horror survival side-scroller Dark Matter is available today on Steam as well as GOG.com, with other digital portals and English and German retail releasing the game tomorrow. Dark Matter is simultaneously launched for the PC, Mac and Linux platforms and players can pick it up for $13.49 (includes 10% launch discount).
“ With Halloween right around the corner, this is the perfect time of year for players to immerse themselves in a dark and eerie world,” says Iceberg CEO Erik Schreuder. “ With a deep, compelling storyline and deadly alien parasites threatening your every move, we hope players pick up Dark Matter and take out the bad guys!”
Developed by InterWave Studios, 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.
Dark Matter is a unique spin on the survival horror genre, set in deep space, with a heavy emphasis on hard-hitting tactical combat and exploration in a beautiful 2D/3D setting. This unique side-scrolling action/survival horror game presents players with heavy tension, as they must decide whether to use environmental resources to prevent an unknown alien presence from ravaging them to pieces, or skillfully wield upgradable weapons one bullet at a time to stay alive.
Dark Matter Game Features:
• 14 levels set in a gritty tale of deep space survival
• Four weapons, each with four ammo types
• The ability to collect scrap and alien resources to craft tools and health packs
• Specialized weapon upgrades that enable players to develop their own combat techniques
• Complex enemy AI that reacts to player actions and tactics
• Non-linear exploration and storytelling
• Elemental ammo effects enabling gamers to freeze, dissolve, electrocute or set fire to their enemies
• Light and darkness are integral parts of gameplay, not just visual touches
• Uncompromisingly real-time light and shadow casting for spine-tingling moments of pure, darkness-fuelled terror
• Clean, hand-painted textures and custom-shading techniques are combined in a unique visual style
• Dynamic soundtrack that adapts to gameplay circumstances
For more information on Dark Matter, please visit the official Steam page here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/251410 .
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ABOUT ICEBERG INTERACTIVE
Iceberg Interactive is an independent video game publisher founded in 2009 by an international group of games industry veterans and is located in Haarlem, The Netherlands. While keeping its roots in the European retail games market, Iceberg has rapidly increased its focus towards the global digital games market, by building strong direct relationships with dozens of Game Portals. Staffed with avid gamers, Iceberg works closely with an international assembly of game developers, both midsize and indie. With a distinct focus on the strategy, action, simulation and adventure game genres, the company has garnered attention with acclaimed releases including Killing Floor, Wings of Prey, APB Reloaded and Endless Space among its 70+ game arsenal - with more promising games in the pipeline.
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