Immortal Darkness: Curse of the Pale King is a free* dark fantasy action RPG and dungeon crawler for PC (Windows) by indie developer Giant Space Monster. Once a paid title, the game is now completely free and features challenging real-time tactical combat, a wide variety of spells, and a dark and brooding dungeon full of lethal enemies, sadistic traps, and mind-bending puzzles. You are Shade, an ancient and legendary vampire hunter, who has been bitten, and now struggles against the vampiric curse. You must fight your way through a twisted labyrinth of horror and death to finally face the Pale King, lord of all Vampires, before succumbing to the vampiric curse yourself.
Enter a world on the brink of utter destruction, where nearly all life has been destroyed by a spreading plague of vampirism. As Shade, an ancient and legendary vampire hunter, who has been bitten and even now struggles to resist the curse of vampirism, you must enter a dungeon of death and madness, to face the Pale King, Lord of all vampires. As you make your way through this dungeon of horrors you must balance your need to drink blood to survive against your internal struggle against the evil that is consuming you.
▶ Fools Rush In: This is a game that will challenge you to think tactically about every situation. Rushing into a room without a good plan will most likely get you killed very quickly. Control the flow of combat by using spells and potions to slow, stun, confuse, poison, scatter, separate and take out your enemies a few at a time.
▶ The Thirst: As a half-vampire your primary means of healing is drinking the blood of your fallen enemies. Using this ability pushes you closer and closer to full vampire. Use it sparingly or pay the price. There are ways to reduce your build-up of evil, such as potions and holy altars, but they are few and your enemies are many.
▶ Items are Everything: With the exception of your basic melee attack, every spell and ability you will have is based on the items you choose to equip to the 6 slots in your action bar. As you progress through the game and your pack begins to fill with dozens of items, choosing what you equip to your action slots will define everything about how you play and what you can do.
▶ Secrets Within Secrets: Few will find every secret or unlock every puzzle in this centuries old dungeon. Evil has been at work here since ancient antiquity and there is more concealed in this place of eternal gloom than anywhere else in Uuld.
▶ Decisions that Will Shape the Cosmos: There are many factions at play here and who you decide to ally with and who you decide to oppose has the power to dramatically reshape your story and the fate of this world, and possibly many others.
*Immortal Darkness is completely free. No spyware, no crypto miners, no malware, no data gathering or snooping, and no in-app purchases or paywalls.