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. But in Darkout there are some interesting points that make it worth to look at, starting by the importance that light has in the game. System Requirements -OpenGL Graphics card that can display at least 1024x768 res (Nvidia 8000 series or better) -2 Gig Ram -Fully compatible with Windows XP SP3 / Vista / Windows 7 -Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo 1.3 Ghz or Better -2.5 Gig HDD Space -.NET Framework 2.0 DARKOUT GREENLIGHT PAGE: bit.ly/195QTUS Darkout Gameplays / Tutorials playlist on Youtube (daily updates): bit.ly/155YwGW Darkout F.A.Q.s bit.ly/15A5lxu
I have been playing this game almost non stop for the last couple of days. There are some small issues the devs need to sort out but even with these problems the game is very addictive. I find myself eagerly completing the research tree, wondering what awesome stuff I will unlock at the next tier and my base looks more and more high-tech with each upgrade.
The game starts out tense, you've crash landed in an escape pod with only a few key gadgets, a gun (with 25 bullets) and your wits. This makes for a very tense start as you struggle to set up and craft your first weapons as you watch your ammo slowly deplete. Unfortunately, in the current build this tension is lost in the later stages of the game as you become quite powerful and monsters struggle to even damage you. That said, the games interesting graphics and atmosphere make it a joy to explore, collect, craft funky gadgets and deck out your home base even without the worry of dying.
Another notable thing about this game is the devs and the community. The community seems rather small at the minute, but if you post on the forums chances are you will be replied to by a developer or a knowledgeable community member promptly.
All in all, I would highly recommend this game to anyone who thinks the sound of a SciFi sandbox world.
The game is headed and always heading in the right direction as it has content added, fixes shoved right in there, and promises fullfilled on the horizon and present.
Beautiful environment that changes at further distances up or down, left and right. I feel it doesn't deserve the "2d action packed" title though, as the environment is built on several layers, some trees and plants on the forefield, others behind those, while land is always on the characters position. Also while the character is made using mesh, which is far from any type of 2d model.
This game is worth every mini currency paid, it can only get better! ^.^
Do check the videos and screenshots carefully, each position of the character shows it's mesh as well as animated. Maybe if enough people beg, they will add several or endless idle animations. :)
Superior in singleplayer to edge of space in everyway :)