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Ironmace encourages Dark & Darker players to torrent the delisted game

Until Ironmace works out its legal issues with Nexon, torrenting is the only way to access and play Dark & Darker.

Justin Carter, Contributing Editor

April 14, 2023

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Promo image for Dark and Darker featuring a party entering a castle.

Ironmace Games, creators of the PC game Dark and Darker, is calling on its players to torrent the title. As of today, the developer has created a torrent link to the game's client, which is freely available on its Discord server.

Yes, really. Ironmace stressed that players should get the torrent link specifically through its Discord, as it "cannot guarantee the integrity of any other links."

Dark and Darker was delisted from Steam in late March following accusations that the studio used in-game assets from developer Nexon. Several of staffers had previously worked at the MapleStory creator, but Ironmace said at the time nothing had been stolen. 

Following the delisting, Ironmace said its legal team would work on getting the game back on Steam. But as it appears to be taking longer than expected to resolve that, the studio says it's had to "go old school" in order to keep its promise to its players.

Until the game is relisted on Steam, Ironmace confirmed that future Dark and Darker patches would be distributed via the torrent link. No specific progress on its legal issues with Nexon were given, just that it was "working around the clock to safeguard the continuance of Dark and Darker."

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Justin Carter

Contributing Editor, GameDeveloper.com

A Kansas City, MO native, Justin Carter has written for numerous sites including IGN, Polygon, and SyFy Wire. In addition to Game Developer, his writing can be found at io9 over on Gizmodo. Don't ask him about how much gum he's had, because the answer will be more than he's willing to admit.

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