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Dark And Darker Gold performs emergency maintenance to prevent coordinated DDoS attacks


Emergency maintenance was conducted on the medieval looter game Dark and Darker, developed by Ironmace, to address a series of coordinated DDoS attacks. Ironmace swiftly took action to bolster the security of its login servers, aiming to provide players with a smoother and safer gaming experience.


In response to the persistent DDoS attacks, Ironmace's development team announced on social media that they would be implementing additional measures to protect against such attacks. Consequently, the game was temporarily taken offline for a few hours to facilitate the emergency maintenance. Ironmace has been actively working on updating its servers to effectively counter DDoS attacks and resolve existing login issues faced by players.


It is worth noting that Dark and Darker has faced various challenges in the past. The game's Korean developer was embroiled in a legal dispute following allegations of stolen code being used in the game's creation. This resulted in raids on Ironmace's offices, a cease-and-desist letter, and a DMCA takedown notice from Nexon, a major game publisher. Ironmace vehemently denied these accusations, considering them baseless distortions. Consequently, Dark and Darker was removed from the Steam platform.


Despite these setbacks, Dark and Darker has made a comeback and is currently available in Early Access mode. Ironmace took matters into their own hands by developing their own launcher, called Blacksmith, which allows them to directly sell the game on their website and digital storefront known as Chaf Games. This decision has allowed Ironmace to regain control over the distribution of their game and ensures that players can continue to enjoy the medieval looter t