This latest escalation is part of Dark And Darker Gold an ongoing legal dispute between Nexon and Ironmace, as well as personal legal disputes between Nexon and Ironmace employees. 

Employees at Ironmace were formerly working at Nexon on a project called P3, cancelled in 2021, that Nexon alleges bears similarity to Dark and Darker, seemingly implying that Ironmace used stolen assets and code to create its game.

Dark and Darker is an extraction shooter, but it's also a first-person dungeon crawling fantasy game. One that our Lauren Morton said "proves extraction shooters don't have to be shooters at all." 

Its Open Alphas over the last few months have proven very popular, popping into the 100 or so most-played games on Steam for the weekends they've been available. Dark and Darker was due for another public playtest from April 14 to April 19, 2023.

We'll keep an eye on this situation as it develops. We've reached out to both Nexon and Ironmace for comment and will update if and when we receive a response. Dark and Darker early access release delayed: 'We ask everyone to hold the line just a little longer'

Dark and Darker - A player swings a sowrd at cheap Dark And Darker Gold a mummy in a torchlit dungeon hall, It will probably come as no surprise given Ironmace's ongoing legal dispute with Nexon, but the studio announced today that the planned early access release of Dark and Darker has been delayed.