Turn-Based RPG Dark Sky Enters a New Era with Midwest Games

March 12, 2024

Dark Sky presents a story-driven, turn-based RPG in a brand new sci-fi world in Q3 2024

Green Bay, WI - March 4, 2024 - Delve into a story-rich adventure of a planet on the brink of collapse in Dark Sky, a turn-based sci-fi RPG originally titled Xenotheria. Experience an exciting, narrative-driven journey featuring dynamic characters, strategic combat, and customizable deckbuilding.

From former Riot and Wargaming developers at Ganymede Games and publisher Midwest Games, Dark Sky is slated for worldwide release on PC via Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store in Q3 2024. Check out the latest demo during the Steam Deckbuilders Fest from March 25 to April 1, 2024!

Watch the new trailer here.

Devastation reigns on the once peaceful mining planet Wolf Prime after a mysterious force pulls all spacecraft from the sky. Brave the dangerous apocalyptic landscape as Squig and Norton, modest shipyard workers who enlist a team of unlikely heroes to uncover the truth beneath the rubble. As Ganymede Games’ debut game, Dark Sky is the initial chapter in a much larger narrative universe.

Face off with fierce enemies in strategic, party-centric card battles. Create fully customized decks tailored to each of the six playable characters, combine them to inflict debilitating status effects to overpower enemies, and craft and upgrade new cards to unlock powerful abilities like burning lasers and poison darts to breach an enemy’s defenses.

Traverse colorful hand-painted environments and engage with the various opposing factions on Wolf Prime, such as the Outworld Collective Fleet, the Mining Guild, and the Runshaka death cult, exploring a compelling alien world in a race to uncover the cause of the cataclysm before Squig’s planet is torn apart.

From Ben Kvalo, CEO and Founder of Midwest Games,“The team behind Dark Sky brings impressive talent from writing to development and a deep commitment to serving players. Crossing a unique blend of game genres, their talent shows across every facet of this game. With Ganymede’s commitment to an evolved work culture and investment in their New Mexico locale, it is a meaningful partnership for all of us at Midwest Games.”

From Jerry Prochazka, CEO and Co-founder of Ganymede Games, “Our partnership with Midwest Games represents a new chapter in our quest to create games that inspire, entertain, and push the boundaries of what is possible in the gaming world. We are excited about the future and the incredible opportunities this partnership will unlock for gamers around the globe." 

Dark Sky will be available in Q3 2024 on PC via Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store in multiple languages. For more information, please visit Midwest Games on Twitter and Instagram, join the Dark Sky community on Discord, and search #DarkSkyGame on all social media platforms.

About Ganymede Games

Ganymede Games is an indie studio based in Las Cruces, New Mexico, with a remote-first approach. It was established in 2019 by industry veterans Jerry Prochazka and Rob Thompson, whose backgrounds include companies like Riot Games and Wargaming. Our mission at Ganymede Games is to craft immersive worlds that ignite the spirit of exploration, generate curiosity-inducing adventures, and deliver gameplay experiences that truly captivate you. Our team comprises seasoned and up-and-coming game developers who share a passion for gaming, nature, animals, and nurturing projects close to their hearts. 

About Midwest Games 

Based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Midwest Games is a video game publisher focused on creating opportunities for the abundant talent across the Midwest and other underrepresented regions. Led by industry veterans and entertainment enthusiasts, Midwest Games believes that great games can come from anywhere. For more information, please visit