Darkout has been in development since July 2011 by a small group of people from very different countries (UK, Southafrica, France, The Nederlands...) behind the game there is Adrian Banninga, an industry veteran who has been working in the CG field since 2000.

The main features of the game are:

  • Sci-fi theme with elaborated graphics. The game atmosphere is clearly inspired in movies like Aliens, I am Legend or Pitch Black. Also the game aims to capture the beautiful landscapes seen in recent films like Avatar.
  • Great survival component. Your character will be constantly harassed by enemies coming from the darkness and will have no other choice than fighting for his life with the weapons he will find, everything to gain access to precious resources he can craft/loot/harvest.
  • Light vs. Dark combat system. You are the only survivor in a world ruled by darkness where light will be your best ally to make your road through hordes of hostile creatures. At the same time, the light will be the biggest attractor for the enemies who want to destroy you and convert your soul todark matter by all means. Other nice point to mention is that the player will encounter some awesome and fierce bosses waiting for him at different points of the game.
  • Exploration and strategic component. The game design is shaped in a way that the player will have to think twice about where to set his base, how to manage resources he find and and research the materials from his environment in order to upgrade his equipment. In this way you will evolve your character along the game acquiring unique habilities and features for your tracksuit and weapons.
  • The game will be released in Q3 2012, on next months we have planned to release a beta version and also to submit to Steam. Versions for iPad and XBLA are also on our schedule. The game updates will be free and inclusive for the initial game price, also the price of the game will be very competitive with Terraria and Minecraft.

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Merry Xmas from everyone at Team Darkout! :) We'll be back in the new year and hope everyone has a great holiday!

We also just released a brand new patch that has completely revamped the key assignments based on feedback from the community so don't forget to check it out!

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Darkout Update 1.2 and Steam Launch!

Darkout Update 1.2 and Steam Launch!

1 year ago News 15 comments

After two and a half years from concept to finally being on steam. This is an awesome day for us and we really want to thank everyone for helping us get...

Darkout Steam Launch Dec 4th! + Massive Update

Darkout Steam Launch Dec 4th! + Massive Update

1 year ago News 9 comments

“Commencing with a stunning new intro, and offering a new cast of enemies with a deeper storyline, we are excited to announce the release of the first...

Darkout: Development Update

Darkout: Development Update

1 year ago News 3 comments

We are working ourselves to the bone and the Impending Steam release has us all stressed out! How can we compare it… very excited, and terrified at...

Darkout Male Suit 5! + more

Darkout Male Suit 5! + more

1 year ago News 0 comments

It’s taken a while but finally we have the male suits up to where the female ones are. We are now putting the finishing touches on the variations of...

Darkout is a sandbox, with strategy and survival components. One of the clearest influences present in the game comes from titles like Minecraft or Terraria, sandbox platformers where the player can build up facilities and modify his environment at will...
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Valhike Dec 10 2013 says:

I brought this game from desura but only have special invite code and not steam code. Can you please help me?

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Fluffeh Dec 12 2013 replied:

All desura copies would definitely have a steam key, did you check your collections page on desura fully and refreshed the page multiple times?

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D1orTwo Dec 22 2013 replied:

Hey, I've had this game on Desura for quite a while now and I don't have a Steam key in my collection page.

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superdailygamer Dec 9 2013 says:

Hey, I purchased Darkout twice. Once from Greenmangaming, and I can't remember the other, but it was a special edition version. I think from some bundle. I can't remember the bundle I got it from though, but it did activate on Desura. Help D:

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Allgraf Creator
Allgraf Dec 9 2013 replied:


Green man gaming are now starting to give out codes.

Any versions on Desura that came from a bundle would have been the groupees bundle and the key for Steam would be with them :)

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Holy_Headshot Dec 8 2013 says:

Sorry, I'm sure this is a repeat question but I was curious if the soundtrack has released for supporters already or will be out later with the artbook. Thanks for the great game! :O)

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Allgraf Creator
Allgraf Dec 9 2013 replied:

Hi! :)

If you have the special edition on Desura you should have the soundtrack. All indiegogo backers were sent accounts via e-mail as they donated funds and everyone eligible for the soundtrack can download it there :)

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Valhike Dec 8 2013 says:

Still can't find my steam key, only the speical invite key which doesn't work on steam. I know I wasn't gifted this game and I'm pretty sure I didn't buy it from a bundle. Please help

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Allgraf Creator
Allgraf Dec 7 2013 says:

Hi everyone,

Steam keys are definitely working on Desura, if yours is not showing then you may have gotten Darkout from Groupees bundle or gifted somewhere.

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QMOW Dec 8 2013 replied:

My mistake, I did get it through the bundle and forgot about that. Anyway, congrats on the Steam release!

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Fluffeh Dec 7 2013 replied:

Maybe edit the last news segment, or make a new one to point out exactly where the gifts history and collections are for the desura client or webpage. I went on a hunt for through the client and eventually found it, now i have several of my desura games on steam ^.^

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Highest Rated (8 agree) 9/10

Now for some review: First, expect more awesome updates because they originally asked for $500 donations and ended w. 5000 I created a full game review in my blog that will hopefully give you all enough information to help you guys decide weather the game is for you or not. I included some beginner's tip, breakdown on the game's features and content, I also put their future plans and upcoming contents and work in progress in there, as welll as the retailers you can get the game from and why I think…

Feb 10 2013 by LexieTanium

Lowest Rated (6 agree) 3/10

I recently got this game on Desura. It looked very nice and seemed to have an good design. Unfortunatly it is hard to like when it has so many strange design choises. The first obstacle I stumbeled upon was the account. I started the program and it demanded an account. Which I could not create either in game or be linked to any web page to do it. Not until I read some posts in the forums I understood I had to link my desura account so a mail could be sent out. Holy cow what a un-friendly way of…

Jan 19 2013 by Proteus123

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