There has been a big buzz in the gaming community lately about a game known as Dark Matter, made by Iceberg Interactive. It has officially been pulled from both the Steam store and GOG.com due to reports by users that the game is ‘incomplete’ and has no ending… What? You’re trying to tell me that a game was released that didn’t have an ending?
Nope, and we aren’t talking about the controversial Mass Effect 3 ending from when the game was released and then corrected later. (I know corrected is a loose term here) This game quite literally has no ending. Eventually in the process of playing and advancing the storyline, the player will eventually come to a ‘To Be Continued’ area and left with a certain level of disappointment.
The head of Iceberg Interactive says they are in the process of ‘remedying the situation’ and an ending is in the works, but almost all the developers were laid off earlier this year, so it is being done by a third party and may not follow the original design aspirations.
Because of all this, the game was officially pulled from Steam and GOG after only one day of being available and has no predicted return. As of right now, the failure is being blamed on a failed KickStarter campaign that only raised about 12% of the requested capital and left a huge gap to be filled moving forward.
Obviously, this puts the game in very difficult position moving forward if it even does get its full release. Personally, I’m not sure how many people will be willing to pick it up after this utter failure. So let us know in the comments, did you fall victim to this caveat emptor situation? We’d love to hear how it worked out for you.