Crashed and alone on a world mankind tried to leave behind, Darkout challenges players to survive on Illuna, in harsh, procedurally generated biomes, utilizing the game’s sandbox features to build shelters, craft weapons, and research new technologies. You are not alone.
User reviews:
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Very Negative (16 reviews) - 12% of the 16 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mixed (648 reviews) - 57% of the 648 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 4, 2013

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April 22

Steam Trading Cards are now available

Darkout now features Steam Trading Cards. The set features 7 trading cards, 9 backgrounds, and 9 emoticons. I hope you enjoy them.

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Reviews

“Darkout is an enjoyable experience that is truly immersive as it is beautiful”
8/10 – GamingBolt

“To those people who enjoy to build and survive, this game will not be one that disappoints.”
4/5 – OnRPG

“This is one of the latest iterations in sandbox gaming with several mechanics that improve the genre. It’s not a clone of a preexisting game and it presents some unique features that gamers will come to love”
B – Gamefob

About This Game

Crashed and alone on a world mankind tried to leave behind, Darkout challenges players to survive on Illuna, in harsh, procedurally generated biomes, utilizing the game’s sandbox features to build shelters, craft weapons, and research new technologies.

You are not alone. Light-sensitive creatures prowling the landscapes become most active at night and in a world shrouded by clouds the security of day will never come, instead, twilight periods allow players minor security to explore, rebuild, and gather resources.

Darkout’s deep history manifests itself through logs left behind by others, some recent, while others hearken back to long-extinct natives of Illuna, offering glimpses into what events led up to the pandemonium that now persists.

How will you survive?

Current Features

  • Explore expansive randomly generated worlds
  • Sandbox Play
  • Fight Shadow enemies sensitive to Light.
  • Strategic Research & Crafting System
  • Mining, gathering & looting.
  • Tons of resources, materials and devices you can use to...
  • Create various kinds of weapons, armor, tech, furniture, etc.
  • A story for those who like to do more than just explore, craft and build.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 / Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo 1.3 Ghz or Better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL Graphics card that can display at least 1024x768 res (Nvidia 8000 series or better)
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Latest OpenGL Drivers
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Very Negative (16 reviews)
Overall:
Mixed (648 reviews)
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BoyishFever
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
I bought this game on release day thinking it was worth playing. Looking back on it now I just want to return it and get a refund, no questions asked. I'm not asking cause of the negative reviews, I'm asking cause I don't like this game, so as a valued customer I appreciate returning this game and more importantly my money back.
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Hornsly
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
This game is dead, and will never be complete.
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Fear the Banu
( 17.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
Was a good game, was all heading in the right direction then due to some events out of their control the developers had to halt development. Then the owner came up with a plan many people grumbled but most were keen to see the game finished. Following this post nothing further was posted by Allgraf, and then the game was moved out of EA.

The game in its current state offers some fun and interesting gameplay, the problem is its still EA not complete!

Unless your someone that enjoys collecting games i cant recommend buying this even on a discount, the developer has shown little to no interest in continuing development leaving an entire community wondering wtf happend.
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Dephenistrator
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
I don't want to give this game a bad review but hey stopped building this game halfway through so that's simply how it has to be. consider this a tech demo or something.
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Moreander
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Received this game as part of a bundle before it became abondonware. I had played it quite extensively before than, hence my limited hours here on steam. Overall, I like the gameplay, which is why I do recommend it. However, since it has been abandoned by the developer I wouldn't get it unless it was steeply discounted (at least 75% off). I have found it a rather nice timesink for those times where I played it. Plays pretty much like any of the crafting/surviving/building games out there, with a few little quirks all it's own.
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Corvid
( 139.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Damn shame that they didnt get enough funds to keep working on this title as Darkout is dark, fun and unique.

I love it dearly and still recommend this while I hope they keep working on Darkout on their their spare time while on other projects.
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Hash
( 19.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Hey, heres an awesome game, its gonna be early access! There will be 4 stages of development!
ohhhh but to get stages 2-4 you gonna need to fork over some more money.
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Pèpè Silvia
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
I only recommend because it seems to be a decent game; but it's unfinished. ONLY buy if on sale and you can deal with a few minor bugs\issues and an unfisnished product. It goes on sale regularly for <$5 so get it then if you must
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zellekh
( 42.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
Loved what there is of the game, yes its a bit buggy and such but EA for you. Heavily dissapointed that the developer abandoned the game, could have been on par with starbound.

Such is the dice roll of ea though :(
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NexAngelus *X*
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
was an amazing game. the dev is around, THOUGH, will probably be extremely slow if ever to update. if u care that much u can find out about him. its not like he just shoowsh disapeared. he loves his game, its a money issue.

that aside, i played many patches ago, with half the content on desura, thus my 1h of playtime. there is a real story now, plus tons of extra stuff i did not have. i logged around 60h if i am not mistaken in this game. its just like terraria but on a dark world and TECHie. if u like either or and u can afford to skip 3 starbucks drinks get it. or if u get it on one of the billion of sales its on. how can u not get it? do u really think u could get less than 10 hours out of a game like this? do u think someone elses time is worth less than 1 dollar an hour? i dont understand why ppl give this game so much ♥♥♥♥, its pefectly playable as is, unlike many of the other games that are just abandoned in EA. this is just not going to likely get more content in the near future. ppl use to have to buy expansions to get patches and content.

TL;DR = space terraria and its at most 15 bucks, worst case donate some sperm if u are that broke.
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DragonElderX9
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
It tries to take Terraria's style and give it a more realistic and futuristic approach. It kind of works, but the game is really clunky, and the UI is pretty bad. It does looks really nice, but that's not enough. Not to mention the developers pretty much abandomed the game and left it unfinished, and even if they do continue they said it will be paid DLC. ♥♥♥♥ those guys.
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The13thlemon
( 46.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Okay I really haven't wanted to do this as for some stupid reason I have kept holding out hope for this one.
I purchased this game the day it released on steam. The game itself is great, fun to play. Really enjoyed the graphics and atmosphere. The content that is available is really good. I raved about it to friends, bought copies for some (Sorry to those people)
Unfortunately the game is incomplete and judging from the last actual patch being 15 DECEMBER, 2014 the ship has long left the planet.
The steam page does not mention anywhere that this game isn't complete or that the devs have said that stages 2-4 will be paid dlc. (Sure it's hidden in the recent updates but I believe it should be on the front page as how many consumers read through all the updates for what appears to be a complete game?)
Though at this point I doubt the extra stages will happen either way.
Randomly after a years silence the dev has just added trading cards to the game? Don't be fooled the dev is NOT active.


If by some miracle actual content gets added I will be first to change my review and sing the games praises.
The game could be great, the dev is not.
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Kindahrii
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
Got in on sale.

Ripped off.
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underd0g
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
Abandonware.
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Denial94
( 31.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
This stupid game is so dark. I can't see anything. 0 tutorial.

For few minutes of playing this game I was so much negative. Yes game was too dark like day was beggining at 9am and ending 3pm so in real you have 6 minutes of exploring and then hiding yourself because of incoming monsters.
I was wrong about tutorial, in menu you have little tutorial showing you what on your UI is it for and also clicking V gives you quest log and all needed information.
Also I was angry because I had no weapon, then I crafted sword but I decided to kill monsters with... glowstick. Yes, f*cking glowstick, dealing more damage to monsters and giving you a light.
Then with every progress with quests and exploring this game became easy. I was so happy about tech level and researching any items to give you level up. But level cap at 8 is a bit gross.
One problem I have with this game now, there is no ending, like after completing last quest, story log is over.
Graphic: well it's 2D but graphic is better than Terraria :D so 8/10
Music: well, I was listening my own music but for first minutes it was good 8/10
Gameplay: well, I think this game is not completed. I heard there should be patch or something but it was rumor 6 months ago. 7/10
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Raven.Darkstorm
( 54.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
Avoid this title, Algraf has said they will not be developing further. They took the money and ran.
Read the rest of the reviews , check the discussion board. Also look for Algraf on the internet - and do not support any of their other titles.
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GH88
( 19.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 23
The game is very fine! Unfortunately, the development is dead.
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Abellius
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 20
This game is a broken unplayable mess that has also been abandoned by the developers. Avoid at all costs, especially if you have no way to get a steam refund.
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Reykan
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 20
Bought it a while ago, have tried it every now and again to see what's new. The answer is; not much. Development for those of us who pre-purchased, even at full price, will now be restricted to DLC which i must pay extra for. Take your money elsewhere. No one wants to pay extra to see the actors once they purchase the movie ticket.
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Nicklaus
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
unfinished scamware.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Was a good game, was all heading in the right direction then due to some events out of their control the developers had to halt development. Then the owner came up with a plan many people grumbled but most were keen to see the game finished. Following this post nothing further was posted by Allgraf, and then the game was moved out of EA.

The game in its current state offers some fun and interesting gameplay, the problem is its still EA not complete!

Unless your someone that enjoys collecting games i cant recommend buying this even on a discount, the developer has shown little to no interest in continuing development leaving an entire community wondering wtf happend.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
I don't want to give this game a bad review but hey stopped building this game halfway through so that's simply how it has to be. consider this a tech demo or something.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
42.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Loved what there is of the game, yes its a bit buggy and such but EA for you. Heavily dissapointed that the developer abandoned the game, could have been on par with starbound.

Such is the dice roll of ea though :(
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
I only recommend because it seems to be a decent game; but it's unfinished. ONLY buy if on sale and you can deal with a few minor bugs\issues and an unfisnished product. It goes on sale regularly for <$5 so get it then if you must
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
33 of 34 people (97%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
46.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Okay I really haven't wanted to do this as for some stupid reason I have kept holding out hope for this one.
I purchased this game the day it released on steam. The game itself is great, fun to play. Really enjoyed the graphics and atmosphere. The content that is available is really good. I raved about it to friends, bought copies for some (Sorry to those people)
Unfortunately the game is incomplete and judging from the last actual patch being 15 DECEMBER, 2014 the ship has long left the planet.
The steam page does not mention anywhere that this game isn't complete or that the devs have said that stages 2-4 will be paid dlc. (Sure it's hidden in the recent updates but I believe it should be on the front page as how many consumers read through all the updates for what appears to be a complete game?)
Though at this point I doubt the extra stages will happen either way.
Randomly after a years silence the dev has just added trading cards to the game? Don't be fooled the dev is NOT active.


If by some miracle actual content gets added I will be first to change my review and sing the games praises.
The game could be great, the dev is not.
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
54.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Avoid this title, Algraf has said they will not be developing further. They took the money and ran.
Read the rest of the reviews , check the discussion board. Also look for Algraf on the internet - and do not support any of their other titles.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
39.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
DO NOT PURCHASE!!! Abandoned by devs. In the event that they do start working on this again they have indicated that the rest of the story will be paid DLC...before the story is even finished.

Save yourself!
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
It tries to take Terraria's style and give it a more realistic and futuristic approach. It kind of works, but the game is really clunky, and the UI is pretty bad. It does looks really nice, but that's not enough. Not to mention the developers pretty much abandomed the game and left it unfinished, and even if they do continue they said it will be paid DLC. ♥♥♥♥ those guys.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
unfinished scamware.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
This game is a broken unplayable mess that has also been abandoned by the developers. Avoid at all costs, especially if you have no way to get a steam refund.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Bought it a while ago, have tried it every now and again to see what's new. The answer is; not much. Development for those of us who pre-purchased, even at full price, will now be restricted to DLC which i must pay extra for. Take your money elsewhere. No one wants to pay extra to see the actors once they purchase the movie ticket.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
58.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
this game was incredible in early access it had great potention now its gone to rubbish i hate this game 100% dislike you promised all these contents including multiplayer support you published a dev blog showing us the development of multiplayer you should be ashamed as your only in it for the money everyone get your money back or just don`t buy words can`t express how bad this is sincearly unrealsentinum6
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
The game is very fine! Unfortunately, the development is dead.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Got in on sale.

Ripped off.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
107 of 117 people (91%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
88.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
Development is dead and has been for some time. Developer has more or less vanished and only blames others for their failure to deliver. Steam should remove this game from the store.
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32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
i purchased this a while ago and its really fun. the graphics are good, the lighting is really pretty and i liked the building and research. it is like a pretty, but really dark and atmospheric terraria.

BUT...
it is nowhere a finished product and probably never will be. it's just another one in the long row of unfinished games on steam with a future as dark as the art style itself.
I am really sad to give this game a negative rating, but i cannot recommend this in it's current state.
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29 of 34 people (85%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
Just another set of scum bag thieves that ripped off a bunch of stupid people such as my self for backing this game. Its turds like these that are ruining pc gaming as we know it. I think Steam should stop all this Early Access crap and make it like the good ole days when developers had to actually work to get paid. Now its get paid and I may develop this game. Just depends on how many hookers and crack rocks we go through each week
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30 of 39 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2015
You can not trust the Devs.. do not bother with this game. Go get Terraria, that game is sooo great.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
82.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Game had potential. Developer fell off map and seems to have abandonded it... Don't waste your money for anything from this developer.
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