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Rescue History! Darkest Of Days Launch Trailer

By John Walker on September 8th, 2009.

Time bubbles are pretty. I wonder if they pop.

I rather like this low-key trailer that accompanies today’s release of Darkest Of Days. The completely bonkers shooter can now be bought from the likes of Steam, sending you through time to fix the broken bits of history. Its premise is so splendidly insane, recreating realistic weaponry to match the battle, and then letting you loose with a modern (or even futuristic) weapon to mow down the stick-carrying historical idiots.

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Distorting Dimensions: Darkest Of Days Demo

By John Walker on August 12th, 2009.

We mentioned the time travelling madness of Darkest Of Days yesterday – the game in which you travel through history, undoing the damage another naughty temporal traveller has done, ensuring certain people live, while many others are mowed down by completely inappropriate weapons. Well now you can see it for yourself via the pleasures of a demonstration module.

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Romans, Meet Rockets: Darkest Of Days

By John Walker on August 11th, 2009.

Shame about the awkward empty space on the left.

The completely brilliant/insane idea behind Darkest Of Days is getting to time travel through various famous conflicts from the past, and mow everyone down with a machine gun. You see, the problem with guns in the Olden Days is they were rubbish. Only capable of firing one shot at a time, or very poor at targeting at a long range, they were such a faff and fiddle that by the time you’d managed to poke the pokey thing down the barrel there was a reasonable chance you’d be entirely dead. What they should have done, and what Darkest Of Days finally puts right, is arrange for time travellers from the future to bring them semi-automatic instruments of enormous death. It’s both tasteful, and delicious.

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Darkest Of Days

By Jim Rossignol on May 2nd, 2008.


The official website for upcoming time-travel shooter Darkest Of Days has been launched. The site includes an introductory video and some other assets, as well as the news that the game will feature epic-scale battles with dozens of enemies and allies in the same environment. (As illustrated by those American Civil War battle scenes.) Here’s what they’re saying about it:

In Darkest of Days, players will travel back and forth through the annals time to relive some mankind’s most dire hours, when human society was at its lowest points. By fighting through terrible events such as The Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest conflict of the [American, natch – RPS] Civil War, and the volcanic eruption in Pompeii in the year 79, the player will attempt to save certain key individuals who were never meant to become involved in these truly monstrous events and thereby change human history for the better.

Looks like there’s some World War I (“it’s the new World War II”) action in there too. This is publisher Phantom EFX’s first outing into shooter style gaming, having previously sold a series of successful casino games. EDIT: The developer, as our comments point out, is 8Monkey Labs, and this seems to be their first game.

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