Developer Ironmace has announced that its popular medieval fantasy dungeon crawler Dark and Darker will be hosting its fifth playtest this April. Running from April 14 to April 19, the team is planning this next period to follow up on the huge success it has already seen with past demo segments.
Alpha Playtest #4 is now over. Nearly 2 million players joined the playtest… insane.
Thanks for enjoying Dark and Darker.
— Dark and Darker (@DarkandDarkerEN) February 16, 2023
“We would like to thank everyone for helping us out with our most successful playtest to date. We collected so much data that we are still in the processing stage right now. We will share lots of interesting data once we get a chance to catch our breath.”
This won’t be the final testing period before the game’s official launch. While the previous period gave the team some clues on how it could improve Dark and Darker, it also raised some questions about where development should be headed. As such, a sixth test will follow this one as we inch closer and closer to the final release.
For the fifth playtest, fans can expect to see some “pretty substantial additions” to Dark and Darker. That’s why it will be a month and some change before everyone can jump back into the dark and monstrous world of Dark and Darker. Considering how the previous playtest accrued over 100K concurrent players on Steam, it seems this next one might push the record even higher.