September 27th, 2012 | By Petey A.M.
The people at Allgraf want to test gamers’ ability to survive in a world which is no more inviting than a dark alleyway. In fact, the world of Darkout is kind of like a dark alleyway. But instead of an alleyway, it is a world which you are not welcome to and instead of darkness simply being an environmental factor it is fully one of your enemies. So maybe Darkout is way more hostile then an alleyway, but luckily the devs give players plenty of tools to bring light to a world encased by darkness.
First of all, Darkout is a side-scrolling platformer and sandbox game. Players are fully able to collect materials, build shelter, and create weapons and armor from the surrounding world. To create these weapons players need to research technology and gather the proper components. Much like in other sandbox games, the crafting element is a strong feature and absolutely necessary for survival in this world of darkness.
The aforementioned surrounding world is full of hostile enemies hidden in the dusky foliage and the key to fighting them is the light. Therefore, players must both use light as cover and use light-based weapons to fight the mysterious creatures of the island. By protecting oneself from the monsters gamers can then build more structures. Progress in Darkout is achieved through assembling materials, battling bosses, and upgrading structures. All of this takes place in a randomly generated world ripe with replayability.
Darkout will be released first for PC then for Mac with later ports coming to Ipad and Xbox Live. The people at Allgraf are working hard to advertise their game and there are many places to learn more about Darkout. Here’s a list of them: Official Website, Twitter, Greenlight, and Indiegogo. Check it out. For updates on the progress of Darkout as well as all your indie gaming news, keep it right here with Indiegamemag.com.