Press Release: October 05, 2020
(OCT 5, 2020 — TAMPERE, FINLAND) Finnish game development studio Dreamloop Games and game publisher Feardemic, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bloober Team SA, are pleased to announce a partnership that will bring Unfold Games' award-winning and critically acclaimed, surrealist, puzzle-platformer DARQ to current and next-generation consoles with a new title “DARQ Complete Edition”.
Dreamloop Games will take on DARQ Complete Edition development for Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Switch. This partnership will see DARQ Complete Edition brought to console audiences for the first time and will include all of the game’s downloadable content. Though development is underway, no release date or price has yet to be confirmed.
Bringing DARQ Complete Edition to consoles will mark a return to form in the dark and surreal for Dreamloop Games, which recently tackled multi-platform development for Funcom’s Lovecraftian horror title Moons of Madness.
While Dreamloop is known for its tongue-in-cheek humor in owned-IP projects, Teemu
Norvasto, the company’s Art Director, finds a strong appeal in DARQ Complete Edition's eerie nature. “There’s a pretty amazing amount of detail put into the environments of the game - it makes the allure of the dark and surreal even stronger for us. We have quite a few horror game enthusiasts in the company, myself included, so it has been very exciting to get to work with these kinds of projects,” said Norvasto. “As horror game enthusiasts ourselves, we have a great deal of respect for what Unfold Games has done with DARQ and want to bring that eerie magic faithfully to consoles. We’re working closely with Unfold Games to ensure we do so.”
This partnership further entrenches Dreamloop Games as a premiere Nordic work-for-hire studio, as they have developed a strong reputation as a reliable partner studio by undertaking development work for (or publishing) games such as Moons of Madness, Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax, Bus Simulator 18, Ostwind and Race Arcade across all major gaming consoles.
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About DREAMLOOP GAMES
Dreamloop is an independent game development studio from Tampere, Finland. A crew of fun-loving gamers with a mission to create rock-solid games that are fun to play, aesthetically polished, and challenging. Dreamloop’s own title ‘Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax’ can be found on all major consoles, and the team has ported multiple Unity and Unreal games from PC to consoles for other studios and publishers. Dreamloop is a proud member of Remote Control Productions - the biggest game development family in Europe. For more information visit
FEARDEMIC sp. z o.o, a wholly owned subsidiary of BLOOBER TEAM S.A, is a publisher of computer games and their related entertainment products. The company strives to deliver the most interesting entertainment experiences which involve situations that evoke the most fascinating and important human emotion: fear. The company pursues this direction not because it is evil or sadistic, but because through the contrast of intense emotions, humanity can learn more about who or what it truly is.
This targeted use of horror provides a framework that allows the company to focus on the key propositions and values of each of the intellectual properties that they create. The single direction also allows the company to grow and share the specific knowledge that has been acquired through the many years’ experience in specializing in psychological horror games.
FEARDEMIC sp. z o.o. is based and is registered at Cystersów Street 9, 31-553 Kraków, Poland, entered into the Register of Entrepreneurs of the National Court Register kept by the District Court for Kraków – City Center in Kraków, XI Commercial Division of the National Court Register under the number KRS 0000354722, NIP 675-142-99-42.
About UNFOLD LLC
Unfold Games is an independent video game development studio based in Los Angeles, California. Founded by a 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 video games of 2019 (Metacritic) and ensured its rapid growth, with multiple new projects planned in the near future.