Battle Royale Game Darwin Project Goes Free to Play
The previously buy to play battle royale game Darwin Project went free to play this week. The reasoning behind the business model change was that it was taking too long for players to find matches in certain regions, so to boost its playerbase the game decided to embrace the free to play model. Given that the #1 battle royale game (Fortnite) is free to play, staying buy to play didn't make much sense. Players who previously purchased Darwin Project in the past will be given a Founder's Pack which includes a bunch of in game goodies.
Darwin Project is a bit different than most battle royale games. Instead of 100 player matches on large maps, the game only has 10 players per map and promises more meaningful gameplay. The game also has a unique gameplay feature which allows spectators to interact with actual players, making it a fun game to spectate.
- MANHUNT & SURVIVAL:
Track the position of enemies, by using environmental clues they left behind and be creative with your use of crafted traps to take the upperhand. The biting cold of the Northern Canadian Rockies will also slowly freeze you should you be careless.
- SHOW DIRECTOR:
The Show Director is the living bridge between the players and spectators. He/She is the host and master who controls the arena with nuclear bombs, zone closures, gravity storms, and the power of their voice. This could be a real tool of self discovery; the start of your new career as a charming but deadly game show host.
- LIVE SPECTATOR INTERACTIONS:
Stream viewers can also bet live on the competitors they think will reign supreme, in addition to helping the Show Director choose targets for their arena-shaping powers. Whether they’re voting on which player deserves a death-defying heal or which zone to nuke, it’s time for spectators to become active participants in the manhunt!