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The Darkmod

A dark and moody stealth game, inspired by the "Thief" series by Looking Glass Studios, The Dark Mod includes creative new gameplay features, dozens of unique AI, and a complete set of custom art assets, allowing players and mappers alike to enjoy missions in a gothic steampunk universe. When you play The Dark Mod, you feel like you’re playing a gothic stealth game…there’s nothing left that’s recognizable from Doom 3. And as of version 2.0 it went standalone, as in Doom3 is no longer required.

This game is first and foremost a toolkit, allowing fans and team-members to create their own stealth missions in a gothic steampunk environment. But there are already over 80 full missions for download, including some small campaigns, so it certainly feels like a game. The only difference is that you have to choose which missions to install and play.

Each mission is like an interactive short story, where you play the main character, a thief with his tools like rope arrows, gas and flash mines, lockpicks etc. You break into buildings, loot places, solve mysteries or simply try to get out alive.
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Announcing: The Darkmod 2.04
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b1k3rdude Feb 19 @ 8:40am 
Apologies from the lack of announcements, but 2.08 is the next version scheduled for release and will create a new postin due course.
Anderson Dec 25, 2019 @ 2:09am 
///Well, more precisely current regulations of Steam are unfriendly to indies.
Developers need to create an NGO registered somewhere (Canada/ US maybe).
I'm expecting these rules to change whenever Steam gets pounded in the EU for its current business model.

Another challenge is that older iterations of TDM were often neglected in reviews. This is because of unpolished content, bugs and lack of features. For example today EAX/OpenAL is a huge game changer for me. No reverb detracts a lot, as it mattered in the Thief games.

There is no expiry date for the greenlit status AFAIK. But, nobody has time/money/power of authority to centralize TDM in an NGO and deal with taxes and whatnot. TDM was never a team in a single country. Just enthusiastic people doing what they know. It would be a waste of effort to think of this too much until Steam changes its rules for free games.
Sadly, even GOG.com did not answer letters to assist in publishing the game there.
Cy Jul 19, 2019 @ 10:36am 
So... Packaging for different countries is what currently holds off the release on Steam? Also, does the "greenlit" status still hold or did it expire (idk if it does)?
Anderson Jan 2, 2019 @ 10:56am 
Guess when Steam gets to remove region locks according to EU law and when they provide better terms to work with for indies is when TDM gets a release. Until then too much hassle thus far as nobody experiences a lack of time :/

Maybe we will see TDM on Steam when 0 A.D. also gets a chance to make a breakthrough here. :conwayshrug:
b1k3rdude Jan 2, 2019 @ 8:24am 
There have been no release announcements since 2.04....
Anderson Jun 3, 2018 @ 4:13am 
2.06 is out.
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