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Darwin's Demons
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Jul 12, 2016 @ 3:43pm
Feb 13, 2017 @ 8:44am

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Almost Done! - Version 0.23
Release date: Q1 2017
In this arcade style space shooter, defend against an encroaching horde of evolving enemies. At the end of each wave, only the fittest enemies reproduce to create the next generation, causing the population to adapt to your play style. How long will you be able to survive against the Protean Swarm?

Darwin’s Demons models biological evolution using enemies with digital genomes. Enemies acquire fitness by being the most aggressive, accurate, and longest lived, and only the most fit enemies reproduce to pass their genomes on to the next generation. The result? The creatures you found hardest to kill have all the babies, making each generation more challenging than the last!

To combat the Protean Swarm, take command of hundreds of different combinations of ships, shields and equipment. From homing missiles and energy shields to charged laser blasts and mines, there is a combination for every play style.

Features Coming Soon
  • Achievement based perk system
  • Cooperative Gameplay
  • Experiment mode
  • Story mode

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Popular Discussions View All (3)
Aug 22, 2016 @ 2:53pm
Favorite Evolutionary Outcome?
Caustic Wren
Aug 22, 2016 @ 7:30pm
Evolution in Darwin's Demons
Aug 22, 2016 @ 2:50pm
Favorite ships in Darwins Demons
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Whiteezy Dec 8, 2016 @ 1:03am 
Madame La Crotch had big nuts Aug 8, 2016 @ 12:07pm 
Really looking forward to this!
ratabago Aug 3, 2016 @ 11:19pm 
I saw this on Rich Lenski's blog. It looks interesting. Have a yes vote.
Schmoogin Aug 3, 2016 @ 4:15pm 
Play the beta at it's great
insomniamine Aug 3, 2016 @ 2:14pm 
Missed you at Austin, but just heard about this over the BEACON listserv. Would play out of evolution solidarity.
Painkiller  [author] Aug 1, 2016 @ 7:24pm 
We are working on it, yes.
rvaniy_venik Aug 1, 2016 @ 5:42pm 
Do you plan Xbox controller support for Mac?
HauntedHallow Jul 25, 2016 @ 6:18pm 
I just found this game, it look so interesting:steamhappy: and I would love to play it.
togelius Jul 25, 2016 @ 11:52am 
Looks very interesting - looking forward to play it!
ZIGORAMA Jul 23, 2016 @ 6:57pm 
The game is looking fantastic guys! Looks like you've really done some interesting stuff with the genome and upgrade systems. The art is spot on too. Can't wait to play it. TAKE MY MONEY!!!11!!1!