Fight in the past with old and futuristic guns.
No, apparently, the darkest of days isn’t the current economy.
The Darkest of Days is a new first-person shooter created by developer 8monkey Labs, which, as a special bonus, has named its tech engine the “Marmoset Engine,” after a little New World Monkey.
I also run IT!
Phantom EFX, normally a PC publisher of causal games, is trying to jump into the rich and competitive first-person shooter genre this fall, and its hopeful ticket is the Darkest of Days, a story-rich FPS featuring time-travel set for release September 9, 2009 on PC and Xbox 360.
Playing the role of Alexander Morris, you’ll travel back in time to prevent a sinister group from trying to change history by using time travel itself. You’ll warp back into the American Civil War, World War I, and World War II in order to save key individuals–identified by a blue aura–from dying. Darkest of Days involves strategic gameplay that challenges gamers to approach situations by keeping certain key people alive. If you let certain key people die, you’ll change the future for the worse. Even more interesting, you can bring futuristic weapons back into the past in some fights.
8monkey’s “Marmoset Engine” doesn’t run on the Unreal toolset (it runs on monkeys!). It allegedly enables hundreds of non-player characters to flood the screen with no graphical slowdown, boasts advanced AI, and offers well-lit, lush, wide open environments.
How would you like to go back and change the Civil War?
“Working on Darkest of Days has been, without a doubt, the crowning achievement in both my personal career and that of Phantom EFX,” said Aaron Schurman, CEO of Phantom EFX. “The past few years, everyone here and at 8monkey Labs has been working incredibly hard to create this title, one that we feel will give gamers plenty of memorable entertainment and serve as a gigantic breath of fresh air into the FPS genre.”
For more stuff about marmoset, wallaby, and gerbil-powered tech engines, check out the Darkest of Days, Phantom EFX, and 8monkey Labs‘ Websites.
Kill everyone...except the guys with blue-green auras.