After spending almost six weeks at 14.99, Scavengers Studio has made Darwin Project free-to-play. While most battle royale games seem dead set on emulating PUBG/Fornite as closely as possible (just take a look at Ring of Elysium), Darwin Project is trying something different.
Much like Radical Heights, it takes place in a game show setting as 10 players fight to be the last one standing, only there’s a catch. An 11th player takes the role of the show director. Their job is to make the contestants lives as difficult as possible by controlling the arena with nuclear bombs, zone closures, gravity storms, and the power of their voice. The game’s built with streaming and spectating in mind, so the show director’s the main link between the players and the spectators, almost like a built-in caster who can also affect the game.