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Dark Eternal begins in the immediate aftermath of the 'Dissolution Pact', an  event that tore apart the fabric of spacetime and sent Zenogias, Ehrix, Sakura, Jeros and Nahla hurdling into unknown dimensions. 

Separated and confused, Nahla is rescued by "Brian" and nursed back to health in Northern Nikotha. Mysteriously immune to the dark plague, 'Pesuto'; they begin a journey that will bring Nahla to the heart of her ruined homeland and to the brink of sanity. 

Zenogias, now awakened to his true identity, makes a pact with Desala; Travel to the Heiken Seal and restore equilibrium, allowing for the separation of the realms and an end to the existence-erasing phenomenon known as, "Eternal Night".

Follow Zenogias and Nahla's separate journeys as they slowly become intertwined in a complex tapestry of illusion, lies and Betrayl. 


-45+ hours of gameplay
-Custom built Ruby Engine running @ 60FPS
-Active-time Battle System
-Original storyline that features a unique sci-fi/fantasy/horror hybridization over 20 years in the making
-The Essence System, a unique magic system inspired by FF6's Espers and FF7's Materia
-The Ascension System, a limited transformation system inspired by Breath of Fire
-The Sanity System, a meaningful choice system that allows for near-infinite replayability
-7 difficulties and a NG+ mode that further extends replayability
-High quality MP3 Soundtrack
-55 unique levels
-560 unique enemies
-18 playable characters
-1,300 magik abilities and techniques
-and much more..

-And much more...

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
GenreRole Playing
Tags2D, Abstract, Dark Fantasy, Dungeon Crawler, JRPG, Multiple Endings, Retro, Singleplayer, Sprites, Turn-Based Combat
Average sessionA few seconds
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)


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Dark Eternal 1 GB
Version 1.1.3

Development log


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Seeing as this is technically a sequel, Do you perhaps also have or know where I can get Dissolution and also the intro music is an epic banger whats the name of it?

Hey Tau,

You can find Dissolution Here.

and glad that you liked the title theme, it's called "Layers of Lies" by a band called Darkane. Unfortunately, the band has broken up and no longer makes music or performs to my knowledge. =\

Uh apologies for the late reply and thank you very much, this was much appreciated and yeah that does seem like a shame well either way thank you.


From the description, I'm a little unclear - is this a sequel or not?

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Hey Zeph,

Yeah it is technically a sequel, as it continues upon my original game "Dissolution", but the story is self-contained and does not require any knowledge of Dissolution to play and understand. Keep in mind Dissolution was only a 14 hour game, where as Dark Eternal is 45-50, so in essence you can think of Dissolution as more of an optional prelude story.


Thanks for the reply. I did have another question - is there a chance of this being uploaded in such a way that I can play it straight from the itch.io application, and not just have the installer sitting in the itch folder? Not a dealbreaker at all, it would just be very slightly more convenient.


Hey Zeph,

I didn't realize the app had an issue running the game, thanks for bringing that to my attention.

I'll research how itch needs me to upload the game in order to run natively in the app and release a patch sometime in the near future.


Good news, it was actually quite a bit easier than I anticipated.

You should now be able to launch the game natively in the app, although you will need to uninstall/reinstall first.

Thanks again for bringing this to my attention!