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    If you’re like me, you are probably in the dark when it comes to Last Year: Afterdark. After seeing the official gameplay trailer released a few days ago, I guess you could color me intrigued. It was surprising to find that the game did have an official launch, only to have its lifespan shortened with the Discord digital storefront being shut down. Now, the team at Elastic Games is setting its sights on Steam.

    Help your classmates, help everyone

    In Last Year: Afterdark, you play as five classmates against one player who is the Fiend. In this format, the Fiend hunts down all others, “murdering each in the most gruesome ways possible.” You know its promising when the description of the game’s rating notes, “Violent death, blood, dismemberment.”

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    There are six classmates to choose from in total, each having unique abilities to assist in the match.

    It isn’t the first time

    Last Year: Afterdark will officially launch on Steam, Valve’s digital storefront, on December 10, 2019. This is a change from its initial prologue chapter Last Year: The Nightmare that released on the Discord store in 2018. And unlike the Discord Store, it looks like the team may have better luck on a platform that already has a solid foundation, not to mention user base.

    This isn’t the first game I’ve heard fall victim to the closing of the Discord storefront. It happened to King of the Hat too, a fun multiplayer platformer where you throw hats around, which I played at EGLX this year. The game is featured alongside Last Year: Afterdark (The Nightmare) on Discord’s “First on Discord” page promoting the titles.

    Players that purchased the prologue chapter on the Discord store will receive a free copy of the game on Steam.

    MINIMUM:

      • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
      • OS: Windows 7 64 Bit or newer
      • Processor: Intel Core i3 4130T (2.9GHz) / AMD FX 6300 (3.5 GHz)
      • Memory: 8 GB RAM
      • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 (1 GB) / AMD Radeon HD 7770 (1 GB)
      • DirectX: Version 11
      • Network: Broadband Internet connection
      • Storage: 30 GB available space

    RECOMMENDED:

      • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
      • OS: Windows 7 64 Bit or newer
      • Processor: Intel i5 – 6600K (3.5 GHz) / AMD Ryzen 5 1600X (3.6 GHz)
      • Memory: 8 GB RAM
      • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 (3GB) / AMD Radeon 7870 (2GB)
      • DirectX: Version 11
      • Network: Broadband Internet connection
      • Storage: 30 GB available space
    Greg Bargas
    A console gamer gone rogue. Collector of retro games, pun , and dad joke enthusiast. For the most part, you can find me stressing over platformers, shooters, puzzlers, horror, and the occasional racer. Sometimes, action RPGs squeak their way into my library. Sorry, my eyes say yes to JRPGs, but my brain, my brain says, "Nah."My Spotify playlists are out of control. Sometimes powerlifter and podcast guest.Rocket League anyone?Twitter: @enthusiast_greg

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