Dark and Light is a downloadable MMORPG game set in the Middle Ages and featuring fantasy elements. The game was initially released in 2006. Since then it was improved and re-released by the Snail Games team. The gameplay is a bit different from the classic MMORPG titles, while the changed graphics use Unreal Engine 4. This title is available exclusively for Windows PCs and is currently in early access to Steam.
How to Download Dark and Light
The game can be downloaded via Steam.
The Fantasy World of Dark and Light
The world of Dark and Light is your classic fantasy land full of unusual terrestrial and flying creatures and bizarre races. The plot of the game focuses on the conflict between three nations, each controlling a city. When starting a game, the player has to choose one of the conflicting parties.
An enormous world, a multitude of activities, a classless system of character development, an extensive system of craftsmanship – these are just some of the fresh and interesting solutions that have come to light in Dark and Light. The game’s world is rich in diverse landscapes, from the picturesque coastline, through the high mountains to the dark crypts.
Upon starting the game and choosing one of the factions, you will find yourself in the suburbs of its city. Only this city will be a safe haven for you and only here you will not be killed by your opponents. Each player starts their adventure with one and the same class. Only your further progress will allow you to specialize in a particular field. Individual specializations can be combined to create a customized and unique class.
An interesting addition to the game is the ability to erect buildings, from small hideouts to the majestic palaces or defensive towers. The game world has been designed to look realistic. We have here dynamically changing weather, seasons and the day and night cycle. The time in the game is equivalent to real time, which means that one minute in the game equal one minute of real time. The players can use mounts as means of transportation, which greatly improves the mobility in the huge game world of Dark and Light.
The Mechanics of the Game
In terms of mechanics, the game has made tremendous progress when compared to its original version. Many errors have been removed, for which the first release was criticized. The balance of the professions has also been improved, and the graphics have been updated. A huge amount of work that the Snail Games team has put into this project is evident in every detail. Dark and Light has been moved to a new graphics engine. The weather system is implemented in a creative way and connected intricately with the mechanics of the game. The spells which modify the behavior of the basic elements can increase or weaken weather effects. Another interesting fact is that shops or houses will be closed in bad weather conditions. These weather effects are generated procedurally, so you will never have a feeling of monotony.