Dark and Darker

Where and how to play Dark and Darker

By Olivia Richman


Aug 17, 2023

Reading time: 1 min

Dark and Darker is a dungeon crawler with a popular demo that has taken the world by storm.

Despite its popularity, Dark and Darker ran into some issues when South Korean studio Ironmace had some legal issues that ended up with the demo getting removed from Steam. Now, Dungeons & Dragons fans are wondering where they can play Dark and Darker.

Where to play the Dark and Darker demo

Without the game available on Steam, Epic, or other PC platforms, some gamers are wondering where they can access Dark and Darker.

Right now, Dark and Darker is PC only. You can only access it through Ironmace’s official website and a South Korean site called Chaf Games.

Dark and Darker is currently $35 for the Standard Edition or you can pay $50 for the Founder’s Edition. This will get you an emote, skeleton race, and blue torch item skin as well as test access.

Before you purchase the game, however, you’ll need to download the Ironmace launcher from the site, or the launcher on the Chaf Games site. Here’s how to download the launcher on Ironmace’s site.

  • Create an account with Xsolla and verify your account through your email
  • Go to the Dark and Darker site and create an account
  • Add the game to your cart
  • Install the Blacksmith launcher
  • Purchase Dark and Darker through Blacksmith
  • Launch the game in Blacksmith

It’s not the easiest, but it’ll get the job done.

Dark and Darker is available now in Early Access for PC.


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