Dark Matter is a side scrolling platformer with a lot of exploration, branching upgrade paths and levels that open up as you acquire new equipment. There is a lot of motivation to go back and revisit old locations so that you may unlock more and more resources and blueprints. In that respect, it’s a straight up Metroidvania game.Interwave has recently released what they're calling an Alpha Teaser, alongside their bid for Steamdom, through Greenlight.
The rest of the interview that the quoted text description is taken from, can be read here. They cover a fair bit.
The game has an official page, with media, info and updates at:
Dark Matter: a space-set platformer from the makers of Nuclear Dawn.
An Alien inspired Metroidvania, with tenets of classic survival horror.
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This was released on Steam today. Seems competent enough... Downloading now.