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Darkout
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Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
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Darkout released on Steam
Darkout will launch on PC digital download channel Steam on December 4th!
  • The Big Boss!
  • o Includes some new music!
  • Backwards movement while firing weapons
  • Elevators
  • Completely new story line (ACT-1) for the game, which can be followed at your own leisure, as an extra feature for those who like to immerse themselves in the world of Darkout even more.
  • Voice-overs for the story!
  • By popular community request we have added a completely new playable Male character to the game as well as various different start-up color choices for both characters. These will come into play even more in future when we delve into the different casts and positions of service in the old world of Illuna that came before the age of Darkout
  • And a brand new Intro movie!
  • Achievements! We track everything!
  • o How many trees did you cut down, iron did you find, enemies did you kill, etc
We have also taken all the Preview and player feedback from the last patch and done a complete polish/refinement pass on our interface and overall gameplay experience. This also includes…
  • Tweaking the light penetration into the ground for easier mining and exploration on the surface and City. Below ground portable lights are your only salvation.
  • Click and Hold mining and block placement
  • Device placement directly from the inventory
  • Removal of the Shift key when interacting with devices (doors, trapdoors, etc.)
  • Gamma setting! (we know it’s dark)
  • Overhauled UI
  • New AI for ALL enemies
  • Tweaked Light Dark Mechanic for enemies
  • Completely new Item Database system for improved performance with crafting, storage and containers.

We'll keep you updated on all the developments and want to thank everyone for helping us get here!

Team Darkout

Description
Release date: 2013
Darkout is a sandbox action-game with survival, RPG and strategy components. You are the only survivor after your escape pod crashes on a strange planet. The environment is full of mysterious and hostile shadow creatures, and the only way to survive will be to gather resources used to craft and researching new weapons and technologies. The world is sunk in permanent darkness and the shadow creatures surrounding you are only sensitive to the light, which plays a key role in your battle against the dark.

You will have to use your strategic skills to build up new facilities which will allow you to progress further and explore the vast landscape. Darkout brings a completely new experience to the player, frenetic, distressing and graphically superior to what has been seen before in the sandbox genre.

The game development is constantly evolving, so we keep adding new features and improving the existing ones:

• Unlimited randomly generated worlds providing endless possibilities for replay.
• Use of the light plays a key role in the game, it will attract enemies, but you can use it to defeat them (feature now partially implemented).
• HD graphics and unique visual style.
• Craft new materials, weapons and armour.
• Explore and collect resources to research new technologies.
• Hollywood quality soundtrack.
• We keep permanently updating the game, thanks to our committed testers community, each new public update is intensely played and all the big bugs identified get ironed out before releasing.
• The game is evolving towards a shared vision between the devs and the community. We have a suggestions forum were you can drop your ideas and we will do our best to put them in the game (http://darkoutgame.net/index.php?forums/suggestions.7/)
• Backstory implemented through relics spread all over the world, you will also get to unlock some unique items (weapons, armour, resource, etc).
• Complex and realistic power wiring system that will allow you to trigger devices and activate lights of your base and its surroundings.
• You can craft sleds and use them as mobile storage as well as creating moving platforms and lifts.
• Every week we do streaming of the test version of game, showing the most relevant updates and fixes: http://www.twitch.tv/darkoutgame

Upcoming updates (summer-fall 2013):
• Further game backstory implementation through relics.
• Completely revamped Dark vs. Light mechanics, along with improved enemy AI.
• Addition of our first Boss 'The Brute'.
• Addition of a male character.
• Multiplayer support (more than 50 players per game, several modes, co-op and versus, based)
• Game translations to several languages. (we will try to cover the same languages that are available in the wiki)


Darkout F.A.Q.s : http://darkoutgame.net/index.php?threads%2Fdarkout-f-a-q.1832%2F and Newsletter: http://www.darkoutgame.com/newsletter/


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Purchase our Darkout Open Beta:
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Darkout is currently available on many distribution platforms but the one that we are able to interact with the community on and also retain the most funds to further develop on the game is Desura.

Please help support Darkout on Desura, where we keep answering all the questions and issues you may have on a daily basis:
• http://www.desura.com/games/darkout

You can also get the game on Gamersgate, Amazon, Greenman Gaming, and whole host of other sites! check this link: http://www.darkoutonline.com/

IMPORTANT: If you purchase the game on Desura and we get to Steam, you will be given a Steam key for free.

For the best bug support possible join our forums at www.darkoutgame.net


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Who are we?
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We are Allgraf, a new indie studio founded by Adrian Banninga who has over 12 years of experience in the games industry, debuting with the award winning intro for Gunman Chronicles. Working on many titles such as 007 Nightfire, Unreal Tournament 2004, and more recently Star Wars Kinect and Forza Horizon.

Pulling together a team of talented individual based all around the globe, ranging from experienced artists and programmers to new and upcoming talent as well as a seasoned Game/Hollywood composer.

The game is more than a passion for the team, and up to this point has had no financial backing of any kind, demanding over a year of late nights and sacrificed weekends for everyone. (our spouses and GF’s are not happy! those of us who have any left …)


You can learn all about us on our,
• Website: http://www.darkoutgame.com

• Forums: http://www.darkoutgame.net

• Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DarkoutGame

• Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DarkoutGame

• YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Darkoutgame

• Twitch TV: http://www.twitch.tv/darkoutgame

• Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/darkoutgame/


To check out our latest press releases and previously published materials about Darkout, visit our press area:
• http://www.darkoutgame.com/press/

Darkout has been featured in more than 30 sites from very different countries like Brazil, Czech Rep., Spain, France, Italy or Germany. For more details, you can check out our press appearances post in our game forums:
• http://www.darkoutgame.net/index.php?threads/darkout-press-appearances.50/

Platforms:
Darkout will be released for PC first and then Mac. We will eventually port the game to Ipad after we release on Steam and if all goes well to Xbox soon after.
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May 20, 2013 @ 5:48am
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Blonger Mar 3 @ 7:46am 
Nice Game
Be2maru248 Feb 22 @ 2:13am 
I am a Japanese. Please support Japanese.
Allgraf  [author] Dec 5, 2013 @ 6:59am 
Thank you everyone who supported us by voting on Greenlight. The game is now available for purchase on steam! :)
Allgraf  [author] Dec 1, 2013 @ 7:32am 
hey everyone! the annual Indie DB awards voting has begun and we would love to have your vote in support of Darkout so please go over to http://www.indiedb.com/games/darkout and cast your vote for us! Thanks from all the team! :)
Lord Commissar Alexer Nov 23, 2013 @ 10:01am 
Nope. Always get a time out error.
Allgraf  [author] Nov 23, 2013 @ 9:57am 
Site seems to be working fine, http://www.darkoutgame.com/

Still having issues?
Lazaek  [author] Nov 22, 2013 @ 4:18pm 
Try darkoutgame.net
Lord Commissar Alexer Nov 22, 2013 @ 4:00pm 
Why can't i enter the mainsite?
Lazaek  [author] Nov 20, 2013 @ 9:11pm 
Hey everyone! We're getting closer to our next major update, Stage 1 in early December! (crossing our fingers!)

Be sure to check out our newest dev chatter on the forums for sneak peaks into what everyone's working on, and if you're interested, we're looking for a few more folks to help out with testing -Shoot me an email at Lonny@Allgraf.com with why you think you'd make a good tester and we'll take things from there!
Rhaythe Nov 12, 2013 @ 11:13am 
This game is amazing... it is "Pitch Black" meets terraria, very Dark theme and the beta is very playable in it's current state... I have come across some bugs with techs but you will really get a great feel for the game.

I know alot of people like to say "clone this" "clone that" but the 2D sandbox in itself should not be limited to one/two titles, it is now a genre and a welcome one...

Games like Terraria (the grandfather)
Starbound
Darkout
Asteria
Crea
Edge of space
Signs of Life

All bring their own brand of flavor, and while YES there may be some similarities there are games like this that separate themselves from the others enough to be unique.

This genre is really just getting started and with the RPG elements they separate themselves from straight up metroidvania style platformers.

I for one welcome this game (and the others) for what it does different and does extremely well!