Darwin Project is a ten-player battle royale by Scavengers Studio that has just arrived on Steam Early Access. Players will be dropped into a snowy arena where they must rely on the game’s social features to come out alive. In addition to the usual player, the game will contain a “show director” who watches over each match, and can intervene anytime they see fit.
This battle royale differs from the PUBG and Fortnite due to the fact that players can actively track the movement of their competitors at any time. Due to the snowy environment, players always leave footprints as they traverse the map. An outline of a player can also be seen if they stay in one area long enough, eliminating the possibility for a camper to come out successful, and generating constant movement. Crafting items is still as pivotal in this game as in any battle royale, but comes with the price of leaving a trace. Clues of what you have crafted will be left behind, meaning other players are more likely to know what others are geared with. There will also be real-time maps depicting exactly where other players are, but only in wooden huts.
Of the most unique factors, the player possessing the show director role has the capability to speak with all players. The individual utilizing this role will be able to say anything, such as providing false information, or instructing others as they see fit. It will be possible to close off zones, providing healing items, or even instigate gravity storms in this role, so it is sure to add enough spice to make each round vastly different from the last.
Any player who has played the beta or alpha of Darwin Project will be able to play the full version of the game for free. Otherwise, the game is now available to all on Steam for $14.99.