What is Darkest Dungeon?
Darkest Dungeon is a hard-core RPG about the stresses of dungeon crawling. You will lead a band of four heroes on a perilous side-scrolling descent, dealing with a prodigious number of threats to their bodily health, and worse, a relentless assault on their mental fortitude! Five hundred feet below the earth you will not only fight unimaginable foes, but famine, disease, and the stress of the ever-encroaching dark. Darkest Dungeon focuses on the humanity and psychological vulnerability of the heroes and asks: What emotional toll does a life of adventure take?
Darkest Dungeon is not a game where every hero wins the day with shiny armor and a smile. It is a game about hard trade-offs, nearly certain demise, and heroic acts. Prepare to experience an RPG like nothing you have played before. (Source: Darkest Dungeon website)
What is Before the Dark?
Before the Dark is a fanfiction shortstory, set in the Darkest Dungeon universe. As seen in the House of Ruin trailer, the Lord of the Estate wrote back to his heir, begging him to return and reclaim his birthright. This story will follow in the footsteps of that lost heir. Why did he leave the estate? What happend during his absence? Will he return? Readers will learn all this and more. Before the Dark will also provide the prologue to a future After Action Report. This AAR will commence once Darkest Dungeon is officially released.