Taking inspiration from Battle Royale and The Hunger Games, The Darwin Project is a test of one’s brawn and ability to survive. Dubbed a ‘battle-royale style game,’ it’s in the works at Scavengers Studio and has an interesting, Canadian Rockies setting.
It has been announced that the E3 2017 reveal will enter open beta this weekend, allowing those with interest to go hands on, or watch the action from afar using Mixer. Said beta begins today, and runs until the 21st, on Steam/Windows 10.
New, interactive features have been added for this playable test, including:
- Stream hosts, called “Show Directors,” is the host and master who controls the arena with nuclear bombs, zone closures, gravity storms, and the power of their voice. He/She can queue and trigger various in-game events that viewers can vote on and influence, enabling the audience to shift the rules of engagement, or even the arena itself.
- ex: The “Manhunt” power, viewers can collectively vote to select a Manhunt target. Once set, all match players are notified and incentivized to focus and eliminate the Manhunt target for extra points.
You can join The Darwin Project‘s open beta now, or learn more about its Mixer integration by following the service on Twitter.