UPDATE 10/22 - Gamasutra did some digging around, and apparently the dev team behind this game was laid off after the Kickstarter failed (before the game's release on Steam). What's left at the company is a skeleton crew of sorts. The game has been pulled from Steam as well. Here's more info: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/2...s_laid_off.php
Stump posted this in the Steam thread but I thought it deserved it's own, because holy crap.
Dark Matter was recently released on Steam for $15. It is NOT an Early Access game, or anything that signals that it's unfinished. That said, hoo boy.
The devs respond:
Just caught this on SPUF--if you were considering buying Dark Matter, you should think again. Despite overall good feedback, apparently the game ends completely abruptly (you enter a door of no particular significance and then you get a fade to black with a JPG with centered white text that tells you how the game ends) and there's no intent to finish the game or update it and it's not released as Early Access or episodically:
The last minute of the game (no spoilers, since it's just a video of a guy entering a door and getting a text ending)
Stump says a user on Steam 100% the game in 4.5 hours.
Hello, just to answer all these questions.
No, the full story is indeed not complete yet because originally we wanted a longer game (12-16 hours) but couldnt finish it completely due to time and money (and Kickstarter failing). So, we choose to go with a 6-8 hour game instead to bring something out to the world and show everyone the world of Dark Matter. We are going to change the "to be continued" text to something else, to make sure this will be the end of the game as is in a clear msg to everyone...
I don't necessarily have a problem with games that are in an unfinished state being sold to people. I do have a problem when they tried to hide the fact that it is unfinished, and will never be finished. :\