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Dark Sky

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Role-Playing
Developer: Ganymede Games
Release Date: 2024

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'Xenotheria' Now Called 'Dark Sky' With A Q3 2024 Target Window - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 4, 2024 @ 3:04 p.m. PST

Dark Sky (previously called Xenotheria) is a single-player, science-fiction role playing game.

Experience an exciting, narrative-driven journey featuring dynamic characters, strategic combat, and customizable deckbuilding.

Devastation reigns on the once peaceful mining planet Wolf Prime after a mysterious force pulls all spacecraft from the sky. Brave the dangerous apocalyptic landscape as Squig and Norton, modest shipyard workers who enlist a team of unlikely heroes to uncover the truth beneath the rubble. As Ganymede Games’ debut game, Dark Sky is the initial chapter in a much larger narrative universe.

Face off with fierce enemies in strategic, party-centric card battles. Create fully customized decks tailored to each of the six playable characters, combine them to inflict debilitating status effects to overpower enemies, and craft and upgrade new cards to unlock powerful abilities like burning lasers and poison darts to breach an enemy’s defenses.

Traverse colorful hand-painted environments and engage with the various opposing factions on Wolf Prime, such as the Outworld Collective Fleet, the Mining Guild, and the Runshaka death cult, exploring a compelling alien world in a race to uncover the cause of the cataclysm before Squig’s planet is torn apart.

From Ben Kvalo, CEO and Founder of Midwest Games,“The team behind Dark Sky brings impressive talent from writing to development and a deep commitment to serving players. Crossing a unique blend of game genres, their talent shows across every facet of this game. With Ganymede’s commitment to an evolved work culture and investment in their New Mexico locale, it is a meaningful partnership for all of us at Midwest Games.”

From Jerry Prochazka, CEO and Co-founder of Ganymede Games, “Our partnership with Midwest Games represents a new chapter in our quest to create games that inspire, entertain, and push the boundaries of what is possible in the gaming world. We are excited about the future and the incredible opportunities this partnership will unlock for gamers around the globe." 

Check out the latest demo during the Steam Deckbuilders Fest from March 25 to April 1, 2024!

Key Features:

  • Scavenge Derelict Ships for Vital Supplies: Traverse a handcrafted, isometric planet in a dangerous search for equipment, resources, allies, and answers. Explore a variety of locations where you’ll recruit allies, complete puzzles, and uncover the mystery of what happened.
  • Coordinate Your Attacks Carefully: Slide into cover, utilize tactical positioning, and fight powerful alien creatures with strategic card play.
  • Rescue Allies to Aid You on Your Journey: As you explore the various towns, derelict spaceships, and orbital stations, you’ll meet potential allies that will join your team. Throughout the game, you’ll be swapping team members to maximize your deck’s effectiveness vs. specific encounters and enemies.
  • Craft Your Deck for Maximum Impact: Each party member has their own set of cards, which together form your main deck. You’ll craft cards and build your deck with resources awarded through combat and by solving various puzzle-like encounters, giving you freedom over your playstyle.

Ganymede Games is an independent games studio based in Las Cruces, New Mexico founded by industry veterans (Riot Games).

Dark Sky (previously called Xenotheria) is coming to PC (Steam) in Q3 2024.

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