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Dark Matter From Iceberg Interactive Now Available on Steam

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 11:51 am by Amanda Andonian

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Iceberg Interactive announced the launch of Dark Matter on Steam today, and it’s coming at a cool $13.49 (which includes a 10% launch-day discount). If you’re looking for a scary game to ring in the Halloween season, then this may be the download for you.

From the press release:

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.

In addition to 14 levels, Dark Matter features a “dynamic” soundtrack that changes depending on your gameplay, which I’m sure adds to the creepiness factor. Throughout the game, you’ll collect alien resources to make tools and health packs, as well as upgrade your weapons in order to protect yourself against the enemy AI. Since it has a non-linear story, you’re free to explore as you see fit, tailoring the game to your preferred gameplay.

I’m not a huge fan of having my wits scared out of me, but I know that Justin relishes turning off the lights, putting on his noise canceling headphones, and immersing himself in the horror.

Find out more about Dark Matter over on Steam.

You can follow Amanda on Twitter at @reiko516.

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