Scavengers Studio has now kicked off the open beta test for Darwin Project. This is a game in which players take part in a post-apocalyptic ice-age reality show and fight to the death battle royale style.
The test starts now and to take part, players need to grab the game client from Steam and it’s available now. The test will conclude on Sunday, 21 January at 9PM PST / Midnight EST / 6AM UST so there’s a couple of days to take it for a spin.
Once the test is over, Darwin Project will eventually head into Early Access with a full release slated for Q1 this year. Give the video below a watch as it covers the game’s basics and highlights some of the more interesting game mechanics,
Darwin Project Features
MANHUNT & SURVIVAL:
Track the position of enemies, by using environmental clues they left behind and be creative with your use of crafted traps to take the upperhand. The biting cold of the Northern Canadian Rockies will also slowly freeze you should you be careless.
The Show Director is the living bridge between the players and spectators. He/She is the host and master who controls the arena with nuclear bombs, zone closures, gravity storms, and the power of their voice. This could be a real tool of self discovery; the start of your new career as a charming but deadly game show host.
LIVE SPECTATOR INTERACTIONS:
Stream viewers on Mixer* can also bet live on the competitors they think will reign supreme, in addition to helping the Show Director choose targets for their arena-shaping powers. Whether they’re voting on which player deserves a death-defying heal or which zone to nuke, it’s time for spectators to become active participants in the manhunt!
To try out this feature, Darwin Project devs will be hosting matches on Darwin Project Mixer Channel as Show Directors during the entire duration of the Open beta weekend (from 4pm to 7pm (EST)).