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An adventure game, realized in the convention of survival horror, in which we play the role of a boy trapped in a nightmare. While playing at DARQ, we travel through a gloomy home and solve environmental riddles, avoiding direct confrontation with enemies.

Adventure | survival horror | horror | indie games | 2.5 D | side-scroll

PC / Windows
DARQ cover

developer: Unfold Games

publisher: Unfold Games

Official website

Game mode: single player

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:


DARQ is an adventure game, maintained in the convention of survival horror, for which an independent team Unfold Games is responsible. The production was created with the PC platform in mind.


The main character DARQ is Lloyd, a boy who one night discovers that he has found himself in a conscious sleep. Unfortunately, this quickly turns into a real nightmare for the hero; as if that wasn't enough, the next attempts to wake up from him burn in a pan. The protagonist must therefore learn to survive in a reality full of dangers and strange phenomena not subject to the laws governing the outside world. The story can end in several ways, and which of the finals we see depends on the choices we make during the game.


In the PC platform release DARQ We travel through an extensive house (partly procedurally generated), look for useful objects and solve environmental riddles. Most puzzles require manipulation of the laws of physics (Lloyd can, for example, levitate) and the environment (for example, turning whole rooms); besides, at certain moments we are doomed to move in total darkness. The whole thing is governed by the so-called logic of sleep, so for example, when you enter a room you have already visited, it may turn out that its decor has completely changed.

It is complicated by the fact that enemies wander through the locations, with which the boy cannot engage in an open fight. In order to escape from life, the protagonist must carefully take the next steps and sneak behind their backs, trying at all costs to prevent direct confrontation. There is also a lot of so-called jump scare, however, they are rare, because the creators try to arouse fear in us mainly through the gloomy atmosphere.

Technical issues

DARQ has a monochromatic 2.5D graphics, maintained in a distinctive style reminiscent of Tim Burton's cinematic works. The action is observed from the side, but the camera following Lloyd often changes its position, showing locations from different perspectives. We are accompanied by music recorded by a symphony orchestra from Budapest; the soundtrack was written by Wlad Marhulets.

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Expectations: 6.1 / 10 calculated out of 4 players' votes.  

Age Rating

age requirements: 16+

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core i7, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7850 or better, 3 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3-530 2.93 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 896 MB GeForce GTX 260 / 1 GB Radeon HD 4870 or better, 3 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit

The Creators of DARQ are Challenging Tim Sweeney
The Creators of DARQ are Challenging Tim Sweeney

news 27 August 2019 12:54

The developers of DARQ, Unfold Games, turned on Twitter to Tim Sweeney, the head of Epic Games Store, with a problematic challenge from which he will not emerge unscathed one way or another.

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