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Darkness Exhumed is a survival sandbox game, where just about anything is possible.
The game revolves around building a base and staying alive, while dominating the world.

Why is it different?
The game focuses heavily on building mechanisms to aid your surivival (such as traps and complex wiring) however it is possible to survive without, Zombies can break blocks and will eventually force you out of your current location, causing you to constantly move around the map to survive.

Other key stuff
On rare occasions larger more powerful creatures will come and attack you (which has similar links to Terraria's bosses). The games survival aspect is loosely based on Haven and Hearth and includes permadeath! The game when finished will feature multiplayer and will keep receiving updates for a while afterwards.

Art style and current downloads
(The art is currently being switched over, some art that you see in the screenshots are very old and is in the midst of being converted to the new style. Also the versions which you can find of the game are fairly outdated, please do not judge the game on those or the videos as gameplay has changed significantly since then).

(Credit to Green Raven for placeholder graphics)

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New player sprite! New wiring graphics! New wiring graphics!
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3 comments by Slooowpoke on Nov 18th, 2013

Hi all!

Darkness Exhumed is still on its way, I recently moved up to University (college for some of you) and I've been getting into my course as well as finishing up some projects that I had on my mind. I now have more time to dedicate to stuff like Darkness Exhumed and can safely say I should have an alpha version out soon.

I'm just re-doing the crafting system and working on combat a bit, before getting into content, after which the first paid-alpha will be released.

Sorry its taking so long!

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Darkness Exhumed 0.037

Darkness Exhumed 0.037

Dec 24, 2012 Demo 0 comments

Old version of Darkness Exhumed, this version lacks most of the features shown in the screenshots.

Darkness Exhumed 0.036!

Darkness Exhumed 0.036!

Sep 29, 2012 Demo 0 comments

Old version of Darkness Exhumed, this version lacks most of the features shown in the screenshots. Pretty much an awesome update which involves numerous...

Darkness Exhumed 0.035!

Darkness Exhumed 0.035!

Sep 22, 2012 Demo 0 comments

Old version of Darkness Exhumed, this version lacks most of the features shown in the screenshots. 0.035, on our way to 0.04 but theres been some delays...

Darkness Exhumed 0.03

Darkness Exhumed 0.03

Jul 23, 2012 Demo 0 comments

Very old version from sometime last year. Still very fun to play and I got some great feedback from this.

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ildamos Oct 11 2013, 1:35pm says:

A Let's Player here. Is this game free? I'm thinking of giving it a spotlight and posting a "Freeware Foray" YouTube video series of it.

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Slooowpoke Creator
Slooowpoke Oct 15 2013, 3:36pm replied:

The current versions are free, but they are awful. The game will cost money when finished, but there will also be a free demo. Currently there are some delays as I've started uni and I'm trying to get back into a regular routine of working on it.

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ildamos Nov 20 2013, 10:46am replied:


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liamdawe Aug 8 2013, 6:29am says:

Loving this, thank you for noting Linux as a platform, will shout it out on Gamingonlinux.com :)

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Slooowpoke Creator
Slooowpoke Aug 8 2013, 6:35am replied:

Aha, thanks! :3

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GalaxyC Aug 5 2013, 12:54am says:

This is the kind of game/graphics that i like! good job!!

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Slooowpoke Creator
Slooowpoke Aug 5 2013, 4:43am replied:

Thanks. :)

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Zxnos Jul 28 2013, 5:12pm says:

I hope Darkness Exhumed is going to be like a 2D DayZ

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Slooowpoke Creator
Slooowpoke Jul 28 2013, 8:17pm replied:

Think of Minecraft crossed with L4D in a 2D world. I do have some interesting ideas for PVP though.

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Zxnos Jul 27 2013, 5:57pm says:

Good looking game :)

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Slooowpoke Creator
Slooowpoke Jul 27 2013, 9:18pm replied:

Thank you. :3

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