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Dark Meadow Arrives for Android, Powered by the Unreal Engine and Evil Spirits

Phosphor’s Dark Meadow is now available in the Play Store for select Tegra-powered Android devices. We have been fortunate enough to have the game for a few days and there is no doubt that it is one of more beautifully designed games I have had the pleasure of playing on a mobile platform. You awake in an abandoned hospital, but as you come to find out through exploring the halls and rooms, you are not alone. A single voice through a loudspeaker is your only guide, whose sole purpose is make sure you destroy the witch that has you both trapped there. 

The game takes a lot from PC classics such as Myst in the aesthetics department. As you walk around the building and interact with all of the different environments, you can tell that the developers really took advantage of the Tegra 3′s computing and processing power, as well as the Unreal Engine with such detailed renderings and creatures. I have been playing the game for two full days now and I haven’t even really made a dent in the plot yet, so for the price tag of free it doesn’t get much sweeter than that. The game does have in-app purchasing, but trust me, you do not need to buy anything to complete the game. That is only if you want to walk around like a total boss slaying demon beast after demon beast without having a real challenge. Once you start dying countless times, you realize that dying is inevitably the point of the game.

By collecting gold and XP from fallen foes, you rank up your player to challenge the witch at the end of each floor. Beating the witch several times is what you must do in order to move along in the game and explore different parts of the hospital. But of course, as your player ranks up and you buy stronger weapons, the monsters only get stronger and more creepy looking. Quick tip: Invest in blocking and melee power. As I mentioned previously, I haven’t beaten the game yet, so I will cut the review here and go off to finish it. If you own an Android device powered by a Tegra chip, I recommend picking this game up for sure.

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Contest: To celebrate the launch of Dark Meadow, we are teaming up NVIDIA and Phosphor games to give away a 32GB Transformer Prime, matching keyboard dock, and a $25 gift card. For your chance to win and instructions on how to enter, check out the contest page.

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Thanks goes out to Phosphor Games and NVIDIA’s Tegra team.

  • ArtUnlimited

    I loved this game – until I saw how much better it looked on the Apple’s screen!

  • AcerA500

    This really bites, they need to tell ppl that this f@$king app will only work on tegra3 devices.

  • jack koch

    Awesome:D

  • Bigsike

    Well all I’m getting is major white screen flicker and nothing else …fail

  • http://twitter.com/RovingEye08 A-nold L.

    I like strategy games… started with angry birds in my android phone then moved to racing and airplane landing… there are still challenges in performance…. I wanted to play similar games like Dark Meadow but my device lack the power to support it… I still prefer mobile – android as the gaming platform for now (in comes handy…) and my favorite game is it’s angry birds! :-)

  • Flying Wonton

    WTF.. no Gtab support… wah!

  • Jer85008

    Tegra only = fail.

  • scijohn

    The first monster looks like it was designed by a 6 year old.

  • scuba_koop

    Can’t download with my new TPad 300 either…really wanted to see something optimized for the tegra3!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Admiral.Obvious Collin Danger-Megatron Kleditz

    downloaded on my iconia a500 but i just get a second of a black screen and then back to the app drawer. running aokp

  • http://twitter.com/KC_is_ME Kasey Rollins

    PS3
    GOD OF WAR 3 (BEST GRAPHICS, GREAT STORY)
    END
    OF
    STORY.

  • Alan Cash

    :( My poor OG Transformer doesn’t get any Dark Meadows Love….

  • CMHGolf

    Downloading now on my Prime. Large file at 538MB

  • Tim Buchanan

    I wonder if altering your device build prop would allow non-Tegra devices to play. Anybody know?

  • Edsanchez10

    Cant install on my xoom 4g :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/LuisElTiburon Luis Rojas

    looks legit

  • http://blog.initialdraft.com/ Daniel

    I have sent the installation to my tablet at home… When I arrive is going to be a funny night :D

  • Charles Clout

    Downloading to my TF Prime now. Good to see it is using the new space limits on Google play for an app, far better than relying on third party server for game assets.

  • nobody

    “If you own an Android device powered by a Tegra chip, I recommend picking this game up for sure.”
    I own an OG Transformer and it won’t let me install it.  Do you mean to say “If you own a Tegra3 powered device…”?

    • WAldenIV

      I’m wondering the same.  My GTab 8.9 and its Tegra2 isn’t compatible.

    • wilsonnancy710

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    • http://twitter.com/JackMeoffski Jack Meoffski

      use “chainfire” to play on non-tegra chips….noobs

  • Bert336

    no gnex love :( 

    • Mike Scaduto

      Fragmentation at its finest. No reason other (powerful) non-tegra phones can’t run this game. Hopefully not exclusive for too long.

      • Bionicman

        again is it so much different than games that only work with the “new ipad” and not other ios devices?

        • http://twitter.com/ncoulombe Nathan Coulombe

          Or what about the dark old ages, when you would have to actually look at system requirements on the bottom of the box!?

        • Mike Scaduto

          I believe it is much different. The new ipad is more powerful than previous versions. But my Droid X2 is a piece of crap compared to the new HTC One S. But I can play this game and the One S can’t simply because I have a Tegra2 and the One S has the superior Snapdragon S4?

          Imagine having the most powerful PC rig out there, outfitted with an ATI graphics card, but Half Life 3 is announced as being exclusive to Nvidia cards. Sure it would never happen…but it shouldn’t happen on Android either.

        • Amtorres92

          Definitely not the same…. All games work on each iPad, games are just updated to support the new iPads graphics, but still work on iPad and iPad 2

      • Ryan C

        Until the game gets horrible reviews in the market from people that try to play it on dual core and less powerful devices that claim “it doesn’t play well” or “doesn’t work at all.”