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How To Play Dark And Darker PlayTest - Steam's Hottest New Action RPG

Here's how to play the new game Dark and Darker for yourself.
How To Play Dark And Darker PlayTest - Steam's Hottest New Action RPG

Dark and Darker is an upcoming dungeon crawler game by IRONMACE Games, and there's been a lot of hype surrounding the game in online communities since the studio announced the title. As such, hopeful players all over the web are wondering how to play Dark and Darker during the game's Steam playtests. You're in luck if you want to get in on the fun, as we'll explain how to play Dark and Darker in this guide.

April 2023 UPDATE - Dark and Darker Playtest 5 is supposed to start later this month, but with the uncertainty surrounding the game and the legal battle with Nexon, it's unclear if this will still go ahead.

Click the Download Demo button to access Dark and Darker during the playtest. (Picture: IRONMACE Games/Screenshot by GiNX.TV)

How To Play Dark And Darker

If you want to play Dark and Darker right now, you'll need to get in on the Steam playtest. The Steam playtest is available as a demo, meaning that you can download the game directly from Steam and play it on your computer.

Here are the steps you'll need to follow to download the Dark and Darker Steam playtest:

  1. First, you'll need to go to the Dark and Darker Steam page.
  2. Scroll down the page until you see the large "Download Demo" button in green.
  3. Click the button.

You'll then need to wait for the game to download onto your device. This might take a little time, so kick back and wait.

dark and darker playtest
Dark and Darker is available before its release on Steam during the playtest. (Picture: IRONMACE Games)

How To Get Started In Dark And Darker

Once the game is downloaded, open it up and follow the prompts on the screen. From here, you'll be met with the character creation screen, allowing you to customize your appearance in the game, as well as the class selection screen.

Once you're done creating your character, all you need to do is pick a map - as a beginner, we recommend choosing the Forgotten Castle, since this map is designed to be the game's basic dungeon and is the best introductory experience. You can play this map yourself or with friends. Once you're a little more experienced, you can try out The Goblin Caves.

Now that you've decided on a map, just click 'Start' and you're ready to go. Once you're matched up with other players, the match will begin. Good luck!

That's all you need to know about how to play Dark and Darker right now. If any of this information changes prior to the game's official full release, we'll be sure to update this article with the updated information!