InterWave Studios, Developers of Award-Winning Nuclear Dawn, To Complete Development of Dark Matter
(SITTARD, THE NETHERLANDS) June 18, 2013 – InterWave Studios announced today a dual Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight campaign that will run simultaneously for their upcoming DRM-free game Dark Matter.
Since the last time you heard from us was last year, we thought we’d reassure you all that we’re still alive and doing well. That is funny because the last update was only a few weeks ago, but in 2012, see?
For Dark Matter there’s more to making a good space game than sticking random aliens down some generic metal corridors. You have to use big, mean, ugly, soul-destroyingly revolting aliens.
With that ancient piece of wisdom in mind, we set off to design the three warrior-class members of the Scavenger species.
Sittard, The Netherlands, 07 December 2012 – InterWave Studios is proud to reveal the first gameplay footage of Dark Matter.
Set in a derelict spaceship, infested by nightmarish aliens, haunted by something far worse, Dark Matter captures the classical platforming exploration-driven gameplay of old, with a powerful, new high tech twist in its dynamic light and darkness systems.
When we set off to develop Nuclear Dawn, we all had different hopes and expectations for what would come of it. A career in game development was a common one. Piles of money and fast cars was another, far more innocent one.
Earlier this year, InterWave published rComplex. It was an indie project that we believed in, and whose development we sponsored because we really wanted to see the game that it promised to be, and we really wanted to play it.
Initial reception was positive, but so were the performance issues on various iDevices and several bugs.
Nuclear Dawn has been nominated by Control Magazine for their Black Owl Control Industry Award 2012, which is every bit as exciting as it sounds.
Being selected is a great honour of course, and we would like to thank all the fans who played and are still playing Nuclear Dawn for this spot in the limelight.
After months of keeping all this awesome to ourselves, we are finally able to reveal a glimpse of Dark Matter’s environments, and technology.
Dark Matter is our next full-fledged game, and while it’s set in the same continuum as Nuclear Dawn, it also is completely different from anything we’ve done before.
After many hints and teases, it’s time to share a little more about Dark Matter. Set in a not too distant future, in a not too unfamiliar game world, Dark Matter is a side-scrolling 2.5D survival game with strong combat and exploration elements.
A mate of Einstein’s had a thing for cats. He once proposed that under specific conditions, a cat locked up in a box could be considered as being both alive and dead at the same time.
Nuclear Dawn 2 is a little bit like that.