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Dark and Darker PC

An online FPP dungeon crawler by an independent studio Ironmace. The competing player parties must find and extract treasure from a dangerous underground fortress.

RPG | FPP | fantasy | dungeon-crawler | network | indie games | co-op

Dark and Darker Release Date PC

early access



developer: Ironmace publisher: Ironmace Official website

English language game language: English

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Dark and Darker is a PvPvE FPP dungeon crawler. It was developed by an independent Korean studio IRONMACE. Although the team is made up of industry veterans, this is its debut project.


Dark and Darker tasks the players with extracting treasures from the depths of a mystical underground fortress. They are thus matched into several teams of three players each, competing against each other (PvP). An important part of the game is choosing the right character classes - these include fighters, barbarians, wizards, clerics, rangers, rogues and bards - able to cover each other's weaknesses.

The players are also threatened by AI-controlled monsters wandering the fortress' corridors (PvE). When fighting monsters and other adventurers players can use dark alleys to their advantage. These can serve as hiding places and great locations to set up traps.

Death in Dark and Darker means losing all acquired treasure. The most difficult part of the challenge, therefore, is escaping the fortress with gathered riches. The players must escape from expanding darkness, which aims to regain its loot and claim their lives, using hidden routes and paths. Taking risks can result in greater rewards, but also death and loss of progress.

The high difficulty and inaccessibility of Dark and Darker is mitigated slightly by the portals. After unlocking them, players can start their next run deeper into the fortress, letting them reach lower locations and discover more of its secrets.

Combat system

Dark and Darker features a complex combat system. There are many different weapons to choose from, both melee (swords, axes, etc.) and ranged (bows, crossbows, etc.). There's also magic, which can be especially deadly if wielded by a skilled user. Rather than speed and agility, the game emphasizes precision.

Last updated on 14 August 2023

Game mode: multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet  

Expectations: 5.7 / 10 based on 123 votes.

Age restrictions Dark and Darker: 16+

Dark and Darker System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Quad Core 3.0 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 1060 / 4 GB Radeon RX 580 or better
  • 15 GB HDD
  • Windows 10/11 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Quad Core 3.6 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • graphic card 6 GB GeForce RTX 2060 / Radeon RX 5600 or better
  • 15 GB HDD
  • Windows 10/11 64-bit
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