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[Update: Greenlit] Stuck In Greenlight Limbo: ‘Dark Scavenger’

Dark Scavenger

This time the spotlight will be shining on Dark Scavenger, a comedy-fueled point ‘n’ click-ish RPG-ish adventure in outer space! Let’s see if we can’t help it escape the cold emptiness of Greenlight limbo.

Filling the role of a powerful space traveler, you find yourself stranded on a mysterious planet in the company of three eccentric, yet resourceful aliens. As you desperately seek a way to repair your ship, a massive conflict unfolds around you involving warring factions and a sinister force that threatens to destroy them all.

At this point I’d be surprised to find a game with aliens in it that didn’t also feature ‘warring factions’. They do tend to go together for some reason, but why can’t we all just get along? Actually, no, scratch that. Without conflict, chances are there’d also be no Dark Scavenger, and that would be a shame. Prior to writing this article, I took the game for a spin, and let me tell ya, it’s a grand big bag of zany sci-fi, crazy comedy and… well, nonsensical nonsense! Fortunately, it ain’t of the “uh, what’s going on?” sort either. More like “I’m going to attack you with my bone-spewing machine gun” (wish more games had such bonkers weaponry). Oh and you can use your allies as a meat shield! Awesome, eh? Just don’t do it too often, or they might get ever so slightly annoyed.

So riddle me this, dear reader: why is Dark Scavenger still struggling to get through Greenlight? It’s been out for a while (since April, 2012), so lack of availability is certainly not the reason. If you haven’t done so already, might I recommend visiting its Greenlight page and handing over a ‘yes’, if you like what you see? Remember: your vote matters!

Dark Scavenger is available for Windows and Mac from the official website and Desura, priced at $5 / €4 / £3.19 and without any DRM.