Darkworks, a Paris-based independent video game developer, have announced their new IP Black Death
, a survivor horror game that will bring "a fresh twist on the survival genre."
Darkworks originally worked on upcoming Xbox 360 game I Am Alive
until the French developer and Ubisoft separated ways. Since then, Darkworks has been quiet, until now. Black Death
represents the developer's first foray into current generation gaming.
If you're wondering what the game is all about, check out Darkworks' "pitch":
Today, The American North East coast, a city is suddenly hit by a massive cloud of smoke. Mysterious swirls of this black smoke appear and infect everybody. This new disease is spreading all over the city making it a place full of sick people sunk into a comatose state. As they mutate into strange creatures with various powers and group behaviours, they start to become violent and invade the whole city. The player is a survivor who will try to stay alive and wipe out this scourge from the city.
In Black Death
, gamers will be able to create chemical weapons, discover unique bestiaries, control and survive the fog, and discover the black death evolution.
Coupled with this information is a copious amount of media. First off is the "Bio-hacking Survival Procedure" screenshots. According to Darkworks, "If you are alive and meet unfriendly people, try to do this!"
The next following screenshots were labeled "Bio network" followed by "We must find one of them..."
Included with the gameplay and survival screens are some concept art of a wrench and a demolished city:
To top of the plethora of screenshots is a quick and dirty trailer:
There currently is no release date for Black Death