Dark and Darker has been removed from Steam following the DMCA removal

The dungeon-crawling PvPvE game Dark and Dark was removed from Steam after developer Ironmace was served with a cease-and-desist order and subsequent removal pursuant to the DMCA.

As I mentioned EurogamerIt appears that Dark and Darker developer Ironmace may be in a hot spot as players recently noticed that some of the game’s features suddenly stopped working, such as PvP and online co-op, followed by parts of its Steam page being wiped overnight including All trailers. screenshots and store description.

An official statement was posted on Dark and Darker Discord (via reddit) states: “To all of our fans, we recently received a cease and desist letter and DMCA revocation by Nexon regarding Dark and Darker based on distorted allegations.”

“We are currently working with our legal team to address this issue in the best way possible. Given the sensitive legal nature of this issue, we must be careful with our data so as not to jeopardize our position,” the Discord post read. “We ask for your understanding as we are working to get the game back as soon as possible. Please know that we will do everything possible for our fans. Thanks!”

earlier this month, Ironmace has its offices searched by Korean officials Based on speculation that he may be in possession of stolen code and assets as nearly half of Ironmace’s 20-person team is made up of former Nexon employees. despite of, Ironmass official statement On topic is that the search was a “quick process” and “nothing found”.

As for now, Dark and Darker’s future is uncertain. Currently, there is no trace of game page On Steam, searching for it will take you to the Steam home page. However, the The community message board is still activewith many fans confused by the sudden delisting.

Dark and Darker was scheduled to have another public run test period from April 14, 2023 to April 19, 2023, but as of now, it looks like that may not happen.

Matthew Adler is the trade writer, features, guides, news, previews, and reviews for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @employee Also check out his site IGN curated playlists.

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