Scavengers Studio has today announced that their battle royale game Darwin Project is now free to play.
Still in Early Access, this promising title takes the battle royale formula and adds a few twists including a Director Mode where you can shape the way a game plays out. I recently took the game for a spin (see preview) and had more fun Darwin Project than I have had in any game for Fortnite. It’s really quite good, especially when you can have a say in what’s going on. The announcement from Scavengers reads:
“We’ve said from the start that we’re committed to creating a fresh and exciting experience for Darwin Project players and viewers. With features like the Show Director who serves as a master of ceremonies, Spectator Interactions that let viewers directly interact with streams, and an emphasis on tracking that ensures players are always within arm’s reach of a tense confrontation, we still believe Darwin Project offers a quality experience unlike any other battle royale game out there.
“We’ve been fortunate to have a core community of players join us at a very early stage, with many still supporting us during Early Access, and the last thing we want to do is let those passionate players down. Lately, members of our community have reported longer queue times and difficulty finding matches in lesser populated servers. To bring in new players and maintain a level of activity that ensures players are able to get the most of out Darwin Project, we’ve decided to make it more accessible by removing the price tag.
“We’re aware that it’s a big change, and we want to reiterate that we’re remaining true to Darwin Project’s vision as we move forward,”
I would recommend you check this out and you can start playing now via the Steam page.