Press release


Critically-acclaimed Surrealist Adventure DARQ Launches Physical Only Ultimate Edition

Munich, Thursday, November 10th, 2022Feardemic, Unfold Games and PLAION are thrilled to announce the launch of the critically-acclaimed DARQ: Ultimate Edition. This edition is a physical only exclusive edition and is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Xbox Series X|S.
The Ultimate Edition, aside from both of the DLCs (The Crypt & The Tower), contains a 16-page artbook and 9 stickers to help players showcase their love for DARQ. This edition also contains digital versions of the OST as well as the graphical novel called DARQ Dream Journal, which sheds some light on the true meaning of Lloyd’s escapades in the world of nightmares.
DARQ: Ultimate Edition is available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Xbox Series X|S at all major retailers for €29.99 / £24.99.
About the game:
Meet Lloyd - a boy whose lucid dream quickly turns into a lucid nightmare that he cannot wake up from, hard as he may try. Help him navigate the twisted dream world and explore the deepest, darkest corners of his mind in search of a way to rouse from his sleep. Manipulate physics, solve mind-bending puzzles, and stealth past nightmarish creatures, all to the tune of the enchanting soundtrack by Azrieli-Prize-winner Wlad Marhulets and the oppressive, eerie soundscapes created by Bjørn Jacobsen of Hitman fame.
Decipher the true meaning of Lloyd’s dreams in this award-winning surrealist horror adventure!

  • Painting Come to Life - Beautiful graphics that pull you into the surreal atmosphere of a dream
  • Lullaby of Your Dreams - Enchanting soundtrack by an award-winning composer
  • Coherent Vision - DARQ is a labor of love created almost entirely by one person
  • Change of Perspective - Puzzles that will tickle the spots in your mind that you didn’t know you had
  • Completionist’s Dream - many secrets to find
About Unfold Games:
Unfold Games is an independent video game development studio based in Los Angeles, California. Founded by former film composer Wlad Marhulets, the studio is known for its customer-first approach, open communication, and transparency. Their first title, DARQ, became one of the most shared PC video games of 2019 (Metacritic) and ensured its rapid growth, with multiple new projects planned in the near future.
About Feardemic
Feardemic is a publisher of computer games and their related entertainment products. The company is a specialist in the publishing of games that contain a strong horror narrative.  Feardemic publishes predominately games developed by third parties and publishes games on PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo consoles.
The company’s focus on a single vertical provides a framework to craft a portfolio of games that allows the company to focus on the key unique sales propositions and value of the intellectual property it manages. The company is also the organiser and operator of the annual summer Fear-Fest ( ) festival that celebrates all types of horror narrative games, the developers who make them and the community that create using them. Headquartered in Kraków, the company’s was founded as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bloober Team S.A., a publicly traded company and a video game developer of psychological-horror games.
PLAION is a leading independent developer and producer of games and entertainment products, with ten development studios and five publishing units based all over the world. Founded in 1994 as Koch Media, PLAION offers a unique breadth of services and solutions, dynamically growing its business to push ourselves and our partners to the forefront in all the segments we operate in.

PLAION runs a multi-label strategy, with fully owned publishing units, such as Deep Silver, Prime Matter, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt, publishing games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels.

Additionally - as a global publishing partner - PLAION has formed long-term multinational publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, Focus Multimedia, Giants Software, Koei Tecmo, Paradox, Sega, SNK, Square Enix, Techland, THQ Nordic, Tripwire, Warner Bros and many others.

With its parent company in Höfen, Austria - and the HQ in Munich, Germany - PLAION owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong.

PLAION owns ten game development studios: Deep Silver Volition (Champaign, IL, USA), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham, UK), Fishlabs (Hamburg, DE), Warhorse Studios (Prague, CZ), Milestone (Milan, IT), Voxler (Paris, FR) , DigixArt (Montpellier, FR), Flying Wild Hog (Warsaw, Kraków, Rzeszów, PL), Free Radical Design (Nottingham, UK) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam, Amsterdam, NL). Additionally, PLAION collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.

Part of PLAION is also PLAION PICTURES, a leading independent film distributor in Europe with a library of more than 1.400 titles. Further business operations include Sola Media, a sales agency and production company for family entertainment, Spotfilm Networx, a multi-channel streaming network, and a sub-label dedicated to Japanese animation.

PLAION also owns the leading video game merchandise company DPI Merchandising (Denver, Roseburg, USA and Munich, DE) and a Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc, CZ.

PLAION is an Embracer Group company.