Darkness: Source is a fast-paced, asymmetric team game where spiders and humans fight to destroy each other in order to survive. The first team to destroy all of the other team's players and spawns wins. Darkness is based on the Gloom Quake 2 mod.

  • Each team has 7 unique player classes that can be purchased with frags. Frags are earned by killing enemy players and spawns. Human classes are: Engineer (0), Grunt (0), Shock Trooper (1), Heavy Trooper (2), Commando (3), Exterminator (4) and Mech (5). Spider classes are: Breeder (0), Hatchling (0), Drone (1), Kamikazi (2), Stinger (3), Guardian (4) and Stalker (5).
  • Each team has a builder class that can spend a fixed number of team points to build spawns and support structures. Spiders can build Eggs, Healers, Spikers, Obstacles and Gassers. Humans can build Teleporters, Ammo Depots, Medipads, Explosive Mines, Detectors, Machine-gun Turrets and Missile Turrets.
  • Under normal conditions, wait time between death and respawn is minimal.
  • Explosions can damage everyone, including teammates and base structures. Caution is advised.
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New videos

1 year ago News 4 comments Report

I found a great piece of free software today called Open Broadcaster Software, and it helped me make some demo videos for Darkness. The video quality is decent and unlike the Source Engine's built-in demo recording tools, it properly shows bug-vision and the in-game menus.

So without further adieu, here's a quick video showing how the Engineer and Breeder classes can be used. For the Engineer, this clip shows basic construction, destruction, repair and destroy-gun jumping. For the Breeder, this clip shows hatching, eating, stacking/climbing, and using the invisible bug-glow to navigate dark areas:

Next, I made a video showing how the commando is used. It shows how to use grenades, prime and drop C4, and use the .357 Magnum and the silenced SMG:

Finally, I made a quick video showing some of the Stalker's attacks. This clip shows how to use spike grenades and shoulder-fired spikes to kill turrets, how to use a healer, and how to die while attempting to destroy turrets up-close:

Darkness 1.6 Released

Darkness 1.6 Released

1 year ago News 1 comment Report

Darkness 1.6, now with: Destructive Engineers, flesh eating Breeders, better weapon balance and map improvements!

Looking for Engineer Build Interface Ideas

Looking for Engineer Build Interface Ideas

1 year ago News 2 comments Report

I've been thinking of ways to improve the build/repair/destroy interfaces in Darkness for the last few days, and I could use some input from other players...

Lessons from the Beta

Lessons from the Beta

1 year ago News 0 comments Report

The beta has been very successful so far: I've fixed some bugs that I couldn't have found on my own, and I got some great feedback from players!

Darkness 1.6 Beta Testing

Darkness 1.6 Beta Testing

1 year ago News 4 comments Report

Ever wanted to hurl a misbehaving teammate across the room with your very own Engy Destroy Gun? Ever want to know what it's like for a Breeder to give...

The last survivors of the human race are fighting for survival against hordes of arachnoid aliens seeking to destroy them. Will you join the last vestiges of humanity in their struggle to survive, or will you tear them from the existence to which they...
Darkness 1.6 Complete Dedicated Server

Darkness 1.6 Complete Dedicated Server

1 year ago Server 0 comments

This tarball contains the Darkness 1.6 32-bit linux build, a copy of the Valve Source Dedicated Server for SDK 2013 Multiplayer and 32-bit libraries that...

Darkness 1.6 Mac OS Tarball

Darkness 1.6 Mac OS Tarball

1 year ago Full Version 1 comment

Mac users: Untar into your sourcemods folder and restart steam. Please let me know if you have issues connecting to the official game server.

Darkness 1.6 Linux Tarball

Darkness 1.6 Linux Tarball

1 year ago Full Version 0 comments

Linux users: Untar this into your sourcemods directory and then restart steam. This tarball may also be used to setup a dedicated server using SteamCMD.

Darkness 1.6 Windows Installer

Darkness 1.6 Windows Installer

1 year ago Full Version 0 comments

Double click, restart steam, kill bugs. (or marines)

Darkness 1.6 Beta 2 Linux tarball

Darkness 1.6 Beta 2 Linux tarball

1 year ago Full Version 1 comment

This is the Linux build of Darkness 1.6 Beta 2. Restart steam after extracting it to your Steam/SteamApps/sourcemods directory.

Darkness 1.6 Beta 2 OS X tarball

Darkness 1.6 Beta 2 OS X tarball

1 year ago Full Version 0 comments

This is the OS X beta tarball. Restart Steam after extracting to ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/sourcemods.

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TheLastCrawler Apr 10 2015 says:

I need SDKs to play it?

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airuike May 6 2015 replied:

If you install it on Windows, Steam prompts you and then downloads the SDK automatically.

But nobody plays this anyway.

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PunishedLamia Jan 14 2015 says:

Still alive?

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ronjack Nov 4 2014 says:

send me a black request and maybe ill show you my peenus if your nice enuff maddie

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Black_garuga Jul 20 2014 says:

Hey guys, I wanted to ask a range of you if you could help me test a new map. More players the better! If you're interested let me know, hoping to test this today.

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dzero247 Oct 20 2014 replied:

im always down to test afew things out

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darkshifty Jul 30 2014 replied:

give me a pm when your testing :)

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wwof Jul 15 2014 says:

There appears to be something wrong with the OS X download for 1.6 . The size should be 45MB but I consistently get only 11.4KB. FWIW the 1.5 version downloads properly.

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airuike Creator
airuike Jul 15 2014 replied:

The moddb mirror might be malfunctioning, but the main site, Darkness.dnbrown.net has the same TGZ with instructions too.

About the Mac build: It runs on my system, but the crosshairs are funky and it won't let me connect to the server. I'm not sure if it's because I use a non-standard case-sensitive filesystem, but if you're able to connect and play normally, please let me know.

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OneMetricMinute Jul 15 2014 replied:

its because macs are stupid and overpriced.

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airuike Creator
airuike Jul 16 2014 replied:

They're a little silly sometimes, but not actually over-priced. Have you seen the new Mac Pro's? You can't buy flash storage like that very cheap, the thunderbolt bus/ports are amazing, and the video card is fairly expensive itself... If only I had 8k for a computer.

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InFiNiGhTe Jul 27 2014 replied:

To be fairly honest.

You can easily build your own hackintosh that happens to be twice as good as the new mac pro with less than what the price tag tells you. All you need is knowledge and a reason to have it. Gaming cannot be one of them, it has never really been the purpose for Apple's mac's.

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wwof Jul 16 2014 replied:

Who would have thought such wisdom could come from a 12 year old.

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