Darwin Project is a different point of view to the battle royale genre since it takes it to north, where an impending ice age has given rise to a twisted new reality show in which ten participants must fight to the death under the Show Director’s gaze.
The game is set in a dystopian post-apocalyptic landscape in the Northern Canadian Rockies. While there is an ongoing preparation for an impending Ice Age, a new project rises. A half science experiment half live-entertainment project named as Darwin Project challenges 10 participants to survive the cold and fight to the death in a treacherous arena.
Here are the key features of the game:
- Manhunt & Survival
Track the position of enemies, by using environmental clues they left behind and be creative with your use of crafted traps to take the upperhand. The biting cold of the Northern Canadian Rockies will also slowly freeze you should you be careless.
- Show Director
The Show Director is the living bridge between the players and spectators. He/She is the host and master who controls the arena with nuclear bombs, zone closures, gravity storms, and the power of their voice. This could be a real tool of self discovery; the start of your new career as a charming but deadly game show host.
- Live Spectator Interactions
Stream viewers can also bet live on the competitors they think will reign supreme, in addition to helping the Show Director choose targets for their arena-shaping powers. Whether they’re voting on which player deserves a death-defying heal or which zone to nuke, it’s time for spectators to become active participants in the manhunt!
Darwin Project is now available on Steam as an Early Access title and developers assume that it will stay in that stage until summer 2018. If you want to go ahead and take a look, you can visit the game’s Steam page.