Darwin Project is the latest in a line of Battle Royale style experiences, however this looks a bit more “Running Man” than previous attempts. If you’ve never seen the Arnold Schwarzenegger 80’s classic movie then stop reading and go and watch it right now!
Developed by Canadian developer Scavenger Studios, Darwin Project sees prisoners turned hunters thrown into a twisted reality show that has them fight to the death to earn their survival. Ten players must withstand extreme cold, track opponents, craft tools, and set traps to be the last one standing at sunrise.
There are three different ways to experience Darwin Project,
As a Contestant – When you join as a contestant, you’re one of ten players fighting in the arena in hopes of being the only one left alive. You’ll face off against the other inmates using a bow and axe, and if you’re lucky enough to score some electronics, you can also add tools like energy shields to your arsenal. But remember that everything you do, from building a fire to crafting items, leaves clues behind that can be used to track you to your current location.
As the Show Director – Entering the match as the Show Director allows to you oversee the entire arena aboard a drone and unleash special powers like nukes, zone closures, and gravity storms. As a kind of master of ceremonies, your goal in the Show Director seat is to spice up the match and provide extra entertainment for both players and spectators. We’re excited to see what types of Show Director styles the Xbox community comes up with!
As a Spectator – Tune in to streaming platforms like Mixer and support your favorite broadcasters who are playing as Show Director. Each time the Show Director uses a power, they can let their stream viewers vote on the target. The power is then automatically unleashed on the zone or player that obtained the most votes. Contestants will often compete for the favor of the audience as they try to survive both the cold and each other, and that’s where you come in!
The Solus Project, the unique single-player survival game by Teotl Studios and GRIP Digital is coming to the Xbox Game Preview program on February 26th. This will give you an opportunity to play the game and experience it’s true depth from fully dynamic environment and weather systems, to the mystery’s and secrets hidden within the miles and miles of uncharted planet.
Speaking about the annoucement Jakub Mikyska, CEO of GRIP Digital said “With the flood of run-of-the-mill survival sandbox games around us, we can’t wait to show the players something different – a narrative-driven, single player survival experience, full of mystery and millennia-old secrets waiting to be unraveled”
“After more than two years of development, we are ready to show our vision of what survival games could be – a hand-crafted adventure about the struggle between a man and nature and mankind’s will to survive,” added Sjoerd De Jong, CEO of Teotl Studios.
Stranded on a deserted alien planet and with mankind on the brink of destruction, The Solus Project challenges you to survive the harsh, volatile environment, while looking for a way to save the human race. Confronted with merciless weather, and danger lurking around every corner, you will have to unravel the deep secrets of the seemingly deserted alien civilization. Are you alone…?
The Solus Project will have episodic content updates on Xbox Game Preview, offering a new part of the complex alien world to explore with every update, as well as continuation of the story. The final version of the game is due for release in May 2016 but in the meantime check out the new trailer below.
Join Greg Giddens, Neale Jarrett, Richard Berry and Derek McRoberts in another special show focusing on E3 2015. In this first of two parts the foursome discuss games they’ve been playing, such as The Elder Scrolls Online, Another World and Elite Dangerous, before discussing the conferences and their reveals from E3 2015. Plenty of the usual lively banter and jokes see the foursome through 3 hours of E3 talk, with plenty more still to discuss, so look out for part 2 in the coming days.