At the core Darkout is a Sandbox game presented in 2D HD graphics reminiscent of something like an animated CG movie, with beautiful Jungles, desolate wastelands and abandoned cities. Digging and exploring deeper into the underground is the only way to gather all the resources you need to create light sources in defense against the darkness.
The night is ruled by the shadow creatures, mysterious enemies that can come and go as they please in the dark, and can only be destroyed using a combination of light and weapons. You may think that all you need do is wait for daylight, but what if the day never comes?
The planet has been sunk into darkness for centuries and the surface below the constant cloud layer has had to adapt. The jungle vegetation has become florescent and life forms emitting light live above and below ground. (Yes we loved the glowing forests of Avatar)
The wastelands are infested by shadow essence, corrupting everything it touches. The cities are teaming with some of the most powerful shadow creatures, as well as being filled with valuable resources you need to defend yourself against them.
Below there are caves, abandoned mines and rotting sewers, valuable crystal deposits and fuel that help you generate light and advance your base defenses.
The deeper you go into shadow infested territory, the stronger your light sources will need to be. Make sure your energy levels are full and you have plenty of backup equipment if you plan to venture far away from your home base.
And as always, stay in the light!