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  1. Hi Everyone! I know it has been a while since we had any news on Darkout but are super excited to announce that we just started our Greenlight campaign on Steam and would really appreciate everyone’s support. As you know we have a really small but dedicated team working on the project and after over a year of development are nearly at the end able to release the game to the world. Beta testing will also start in the next 2 weeks and we are very nervous and eager to hear feedback about Darkout as soon as we start the beta testing process. Here is the link to our Greenlight submission and we have also included the video for our brand new trailer http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=98158224&searchtext= [media]http://youtu.be/mrxG4uOjnUE[/media] Thanks for everyone who has supported us this far! Wrecker
  2. Hi all! Just wanted to share some new screenshots showing off the new look of our terrain! Enjoy and please give feedback! [img]http://www.darkoutgame.com/wp-admin/images/screenshots/new_terrain/BuyBuyBlocks_1c.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.darkoutgame.com/wp-admin/images/screenshots/new_terrain/BuyBuyBlocks_2c.jpg[/img]
  3. [quote name='farcodev' timestamp='1339735537' post='4949433'] I really like the design and atmosphere of your game, cool work and video ! [/quote] Thanks! It's always great to hear positive feedback like this!
  4. Hi everyone We are super excited to show everyone what we have been working on so check out the very first Teaser trailer for Darkout on our Website and share it with the world! [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img] [url="http://www.darkoutgame.com/2012/06/11/teaser-trailer-released/"]http://www.darkoutga...ailer-released/[/url] [color=#222222]Thanks for everyone’s support![/color]
  5. Hi everyone We are super excited to show everyone what we have been working on so check out the very first Teaser trailer for Darkout on our YouTube channel and share it with the world! [url="http://youtu.be/-BxcHVS1wxI"]http://youtu.be/-BxcHVS1wxI[/url] [color=#222222]Thanks for everyone’s support![/color] [color=#222222][/color]
  6. Want to know more about the release date, trailer, etc? Check out our latest blog posts! [url="http://www.darkoutgame.com/2012/05/31/what-where-when/"]http://www.darkoutgame.com/2012/05/31/what-where-when/[/url] [img]http://www.darkoutgame.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/www.jpg[/img]
  7. HI, just wanted to post a link to the new screenshots page on our website, check it out and please let us know what you think! [url="http://www.darkoutgame.com/screenshots-2/"]http://www.darkoutgame.com/screenshots-2/[/url]
  8. From the album Darkout

  9. Thanks for the positive feedback! We hope to release a preliminary video soon showing off the environment and I will post it here as soon as we have one For now I can show off a few more shots of what some of the weapons, gear and enemies in the game will look like. Enjoy! [sharedmedia=gallery:images:2261] [sharedmedia=gallery:images:2260] [sharedmedia=gallery:images:2259]
  10. From the album Darkout

    In-game screenshot of the jungle environments

    © Allgraf - Darkout

  11. From the album Darkout

    In-game screenshot of the jungle environments

    © Allgraf - Darkout

  12. From the album Darkout

    In-game screenshot of the jungle environments

    © Allgraf - Darkout

  13. From the album Darkout

    In-game screenshot of the jungle environments

    © Allgraf - Darkout

  14. From the album Darkout

    In-game screenshot of the jungle environments

    © Allgraf - Darkout

  15. From the album Darkout

    Renders using in-game content for cool looking wallpapers

    © Allgraf - Darkout