Dark Matter gameplay trailer tosses survival horror mechanics into Metroidvania mix

Dark Matter, a new project from Nuclear Dawn developers InterWave Studios, adds some clever survival horror mechanics to a tried-and-true Metroidvania gameplay formula, as seen in the video posted above.

The title casts the player as a lone survivor on an alien-besieged space ship, which players must traverse while collecting and conserving vital resources, which can be crafted into new tools at workbenches. Light also plays a vital role in the game; players can avoid enemy encounters entirely by disabling their flashlights, and gingerly stepping around foes.

Check out the video above to see these mechanics and more at work. According to the game's official website, main development on Dark Matter will be finished before the end of the year, with release following shortly thereafter.

More from Polygon

Hearthstone: Naxxramas Overview

  • Oddworld: New 'N' Tasty - Overview video

  • Destiny's beta comparison video: PS4 versus Xbox One

  • The Crew closed beta - Overview video

  • Polygon goes to Poland

Latest Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5353_tracker