Indie studio Allgraf has announced today that its science-fiction sandbox game, Darkout, will release on Steam on December 4, 2013 for $14 .99, £9.99, and €11.99. This game is set on an undiscovered planet and features randomly generated 2D levels with sandbox style gameplay. Players must research different ways to defend themselves from the aliens who roam the darkness, not too unlike the creepers in Minecraft.
Darkout Stage 1 will be the first level available to gamers when it launches on 12/4. Adrian Banninga, CEO of Allgraf, has high hopes for his studio’s first release. In a statement he described what to expect in Darkout:
“Commencing with a stunning new intro, and offering a new cast of enemies with a deeper storyline, we are excited to announce the release of the first Darkout stage on Steam. We know players will savor this heart pounding survival experience and look forward to expanding the universe in future iterations.”
For a deeper look at Darkout you can check out the launch trailer and a few new screenshots after the break. You can also check out the official synopsis while you’re previewing the assets. If you enjoyed Minecraft or Terraria there’s a good chance you’ll appreciate what Darkout has to offer too!
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As the sole survivor of an escape pod crash, Darkout presents the ultimate challenge – to survive a brutal life threatening post apocalyptic environment, deserted by mankind after disaster struck. The game’s sandbox technology presents randomly generated levels with austere settings where the fight to stay alive is just one objective. Players must research, build and defend themselves against alien, light-sensitive beings that become more hostile as night falls. Periods of twilight allow players limited security to explore, rebuild, craft weapons and gather resources, whilst developing personalised strategies to survive in a hostile terrain. Finding and interacting with items whilst assimilating intuitively presented stats screens must be strategically balanced for your ongoing welfare. Every decision has a consequence so you must keep one step ahead.