Darwin Project lets players and hosts explore their inner griefer

    
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So you probably expected a bunch of battle royale games to pop up on Steam this year, given the remarkably popularity of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds around the globe, and here’s another one: It’s called Darwin Project, and it’s probably going to remind you of S.O.S. because it plays like a gameshow. In the future, all games will be Running Man, apparently.

Darwin Project takes place in a dystopian post-apocalyptic landscape in the Northern Canadian Rockies. As preparation for an impending Ice Age, a new project, half science experiment half live-entertainment, is launched. […] It challenges 10 participants to survive the cold and fight to the death in a treacherous arena.”

The idea is that one person is the “show director” who messes with the contestants with “nuclear bombs, zone closures, gravity storms, and the power of their voice.” Viewers can apparently place bets on the winner and encourage hassling specific players. Finally, a video game tailored for griefers, right?

Beta begins this weekend; the devs are plotting an AMA for Monday. We’ve tucked pics and vids on down below!

Source: Steam
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Rolan Storm

Everyone was copying WoW back in the day, now everyone copying PUB. Heh.

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Grifter17

Had a chance to be in the Alpha, very interesting game, the weather mechanic is very interesting and Mixer functionality could be a game changer

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luxundae

I feel like this is the sort of thing I’d play exactly once, say hahaha that was fun and now never again.

I’ll try it once though…

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Melissa McDonald

an impending ice age? That’s sure to enrage the global warming shouters. Maybe I should support this game :D