02.21 // How To Make Your Art Portfolio Better (2021)

New editorial.


12.20 // Sasha Darko – The Crystal Era (2020)

The new album is out now.


11.20 // New Editorial About Coldwild Games (2020)

How An Indie Studio Used Twitter to Choose Visuals for Their Games (DTF, In Russian, 2020)


10.20 // ZERO MESSAGES LEFT (2020)

Zero Messages Left has been released on YouTube, you can watch it here:

It’s my debut short horror movie, entirely focused on visuals and aesthetics, almost dialogue-free (so you don’t need to know the language).


10.20 // Sacred Line Genesis BITS copy – Signed and Sealed FOR SALE

One sealed & signed BITS copy of the game is now available for sale. Order it for 130$ and also get ALL games ever released, with all soundtracks and bonuses, including Unique copy of SLG which will include your name in the game main menu! FREE Premium Air Mail Shipping to ANYWHERE! contact – earth_incubator@yahoo.com


09.20 // New Sasha Darko Store

There’s now a store for digital only items: http://sashadarko.com/sasha-darko-store/
Physical music items are still available only via Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/seller/s_d/profile


09.20 // Sasha Darko – New DTF Editorial About Supergiant Games

How Quarantine Affected The Development of Hades (2020, in Russian, for DTF)


09.20 // New Sasha Darko Store

There’s now a store for digital only items: http://sashadarko.com/sasha-darko-store/
Physical music items are still available only via Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/seller/s_d/profile


08.20 // 2018 Interview for YouTube channel Igrolov

Audio interview from March 2018 mostly about games, previously unreleased due to channel hiatus, available only in Russian: http://sashadarko.com/interview-igrolov-march-2018/


08.20 // Underwater, Underwater II, GENESIS and The Abandoned Airports are now available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, TikTok and other digital platforms.

I’m finally on iTunes and Spotify after all these years.

GENESIS (2018):http://band.link/genesis
The Abandoned Airports (2010): http://band.link/airports
Underwater (2013): http://band.link/underwaterii
Underwater II (2019): http://band.link/underwateralbum


06.20 // Sasha Darko – “Out of Borders: Kenji Ino games with WARP”

New editorial for DTF which covers all WARP author games. Only in Russian and exclusive for Smirnov School. https://dtf.ru/games/160541-vne-ramok-igry-kendzi-ino-pod-egidoy-studii-warp

03.2020 // NEW SINGLE: Klassoviy Vrag

New single about Twitter radfem harassing heterosexual girls, exclusive for VK group Genderfluid Vertoxesual.


02.2020 // Sauvignon Blanc – Complete Edition Photo Set is now available!

The first ever NSFW photo set which you can order here for 2.99$: http://sashadarko.com/downloads/sauvignon-blanc-complete-edition/



Sasha Darko – Posledniy Vagon Do Tzarytzyno (2019)











The Last Dogma – Hardcore Gaming 101 Review (2019)


Read it here: http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/last-dogma-the/


NEW ALBUM: Sasha Darko – INLAND EMPIRE (2019)




In Russian only.


Sasha Darko – Kazhdye 10 Let (Live @ Meanna / Nizhniy Novgorod 09.06.19)



A new single “Every 10 Years” was performed on Meanna show secretly and exclusively for the event in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia: https://vk.com/wall63745570_1140

NEW SINGLE: Sasha Darko – Voznesenie (2019)

Available for free on VK: https://vk.com/wall-151645008_190


Sasha Darko – Нейроризотто Poetry Video (2019)




Sasha Darko – 60 Minutes (2019)


The single is available for purchase and streaming on all digital

platforms, including iTunes, GooglePlay, Deezer, Spotify and

Amazon: https://band.link/60minutes

Extended Edition which includes two bonus tracks is available

on Bandcamp only:


Sasha Darko – Interview for “What Happened to Paprium?”

Documentary (2019)

NEW SINGLE: Sasha Darko – Mizogeneration (2019)

Brand new satirical single about misogynism in Russian rap.



NEW MAXI-SINGLE: Sasha Darko – A95 (2019)




Sasha Darko – Эдельвейс (prod. Sasha Darko / Вирь) (2019)

Availeble for free on VK: http://vk.com/sashadarkoplus

Sasha Darko – The Torch of Compassion w/ Mytischi (2019)

A horror sci-fi saga recorded in collaboration with Mytischi.

Parts 1 and 2.



NEW ALBUM: Sasha Darko – Underwater Part II (2019)


The sequel to Underwater (2013).



Sasha Darko – Pole, Gde Ya Umer (2018)


The chronicles of a series of reincarnations throughout the ten centuries. The mixtape is available for free download on VK.


Sasha Darko – “MOU$TACHE BU$$INE$$, INC.” (WM DISS) (2018)

More info about everything in the video description.

Everyone who ordered Paprium will be blacklisted. The thread about everything: http://www.sega-16.com/forum/showthread.php?33280-The-Situation-With-Watermelon-Thread

Sasha Darko’s “ГYЯICS DOИ’T WΞVИ VИYTHIИG” Official Video (2018)

Written and Directed by Sasha Darko.

Sacred Line Zero – Prototype Gameplay Video

2015 Prototype (April 2018 Edit). Available as a free download.

New Single: Sasha Darko – 28MM (2018)

The new song is now available for streaming on VK and Soundcloud.

New Single: Sasha Darko – Chinatown 90000V (2018)

A story about a cyberdeck seller getting lost in Chinatown. The track is available for free on VK and Soundcloud.

VK: https://vk.com/wall-151645008_87

(RU) “Object27” – новелла-аддон к GENESIS (2018)

Отрывок можно прочитать здесь: http://sashadarko.com/object27-a-short-novel-addon-to-genesis-in-russian/

Sasha Darko – GENESIS (2018) GENESIS

Bandcamp: https://sashadarkomusic.bandcamp.com/album/genesis Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/sasha-darko/sets/genesis Free Download: https://www.dropbox.com/s/41bqyertui2fram/Sasha%20Darko%20-%20GENESIS.7z?dl=0

An addendum to Sacred Line Genesis.

Earth Incubator (Sasha Darko) & Corpoparassita – Untitled (2018) An official music video for the 2009 drone ambient collaboration with Italian band Corpoparassita.

Sasha Darko – Alley Cat Series Review (2018)

My in-depth review of Alley Cat (Atari / DOS / Fan Games) is now available on HG101.

Read here

Sasha Darko – Weirdtempo Part I (2018)

An album-compilation of previously unreleased and rare tracks. Featuring guest vocals by ethnic singer Valeria Samatova and remix by US producer Thomas Park (Mystified / Mister Vapor / Autocad / Grid Resistor).

Free Download

Released: 07.06.18 (Only in Russia)


Alexander Kibanov (Sasha Darko) X Alexei Borisov X Alexei Bortnichuk X Cisfinitum X Hutopia – Memento (2018)  A new version of the 2009 collaboration with Alexei Borisov (Nochnoy Prospekt, Centr), Alexei Bortnichuk (Zvuki Mu), Cisfinitum and Hutopia. It has been re-edited and now also features new sound effects.   Available for streaming on VK, coming soon on tape reels (yes, these big things) via Nazlo Records.

Game Obscura #2 – Virtua Photo Studio (Sega Saturn) 2nd 3p1s0d3.

Sasha Darko – Elasa Teloah (hEXXXon) (2018) A track dedicated to oil corporations, partially written in Enochian.

Sacred Line Zero Prototype Is Now Available For Everyone

An April 2015 draft revised in April 2018.

This is a 2015 April draft which was revised by me today before making it public. Fixed many text parts and game crashes. It shows about 10-15% of the game, overall it was supposed to be at least 2-3 times bigger than Sacred Line Genesis. The gameplay of the prequel was inspired by Divi-Dead (1998). There are more interaction options and I tried to add an open-world feel to gameplay using direction choices.

Download it here.

Game Obscura #1 and Slashview #1 Now Live on YouTube Game / movie video reviews by Sasha Darko.

Both video shows are currently available only in Russian, but perhaps they’ll get an English translation later.

Game Obscura Reviews and SD Reviews Now Live / View Counter Game reviews written by Sasha Darko.

In-depth reviews of the best obscure Steam games you don’t know about + personal blog reviews about any game out there. Previously existing as a Steam group only, Game Obscura is now a part of this website.

See the full master list of all reviews here: http://sashadarko.com/sd-reviews-games-master-list/

Join the group here: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/GameObscura

A third party view counter is now active on the website (since February 20, 2018). Something like this should have been implemented about 8 years ago, but…yeah.

Sacred Line Genesis – Legacy Edition Is Now Available For Purchase

The most complete edition of Sacred Line Genesis. It includes content of Unique Edition, Steam and DRM-Free copies of SLG Remix and SLG Remix – Definitive Soundtrack (4 copies in total – 2 DRM-Free links and 2 Steam Keys) and also an early alpha prototype of Sacred Line Zero. The original PC prototype comes as a bonus as well with a special link.

Buy here: http://sashadarko.com/darko-products/

If you already have Unique Edition and want to upgrade, send 7.99$ to the e-mail with the note “Legacy Upgrade” attached.

Sasha Darko – DOOMED Single Is Now Available On Soundcloud (2017) Witchdrive debut, a mix of YM2612-powered music (using a Sega Genesis sound chip) and witch house.

Alexander Kibanov (Sasha Darko) & VIR’ – “Mårran” Music Video Is Now Live On YouTube  Was filmed @ Iceland, USA, Finland and Russia.

[11.2017] Reviews. Lots of reviews. And giveaways.

I’ve been writing movie and videogame reviews for quite a while, but never mentioned it here simply because…I don’t know. I post game reviews under the label Game Obscura here: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/GameObscura There are also game giveaways (The Deadly Tower of Monsters, DARIUSBURST, Dreadout, etc.) made in collaboration with publishers, so stay tuned. And I have more than one hundred movie reviews at the moment, they will appear here sometime soon…probably.

[11.2017] Bandcamp Re-Releases / SLG Remix is Back (FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY)

Some of the old music albums, EPs and singles which were previously available only on cassettes and CDs will get digital re-releases on Bandcamp, brought to you in a highest possible quality (extracted from WAV master files, many of which were lost up until now). A couple of these (collaborations with Corpoparassita and Kenji Siratori) are already there, stay tuned for the rest. https://sashadarkomusic.bandcamp.com PC version of Sacred Line Genesis was removed from the store for quite some time, but now is back. Not for long though. You can now purchase the Steam version of Deluxe edition here: http://sashadarko.com/darko-products/

[02.2017] Alexander Kibanov (Sasha Darko) & VIR’ – Sent I November (2017) is out now

A post-metal collaboration album with the cult (so they say) Russian sludge metal band Vir’ (ВИРЬ) has finally been released. Its recording process started in 2009 and the album was finished and released only in 2017 (necroposting as it is). Dedicated to Tove Marika Jansson’s “Moominvalley in November”. Available on both CDs and Cassettes. The pirates already made sure you can download it for free in .mp3, so if you’re not a collector, there you go (we don’t mind). CD – Limited to 300 copies (No Bread! Records) Cassette – Limited to 45 copies (NEN Records) Digital – Free on torrents Listen (Full Album)

[02.2017] Sacred Line Genesis BITS and LE editions are still available

Some people asked me about it and yes, physical copies of Sacred Line Genesis (both BITS and LE) are still available and you can order them from this very website here. That being said, there are less than ten BITS copies now and only a couple of LE ones left.

[01.2017] The Last Dogma – Free Deluxe Upgrade

Standard DRM-Free version of The Last Dogma is now upgraded to Deluxe and includes Game Soundtrack for FREE! Buy it now on Itch.io and get TWO Steam keys (Steam key is included by default with every purchase, but you need to ask for a Soundtrack key via e-mail because of the Itch.io store limitations):