Command a team of ruthless highway warriors on the gang-infested highways of North America’s wastelands in this RealTimeShift Vehicular Action Strategy reboot of the cult-classic Games Workshop car combat game. An alternative America 2023: too wild to be true, too close for comfort.
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Why Early Access?

“We know that Dark Future has incredibly passionate fans and we want to harness the community's insight and creativity throughout the Early Access period. The core gameplay of our adaptation will remain constant, but we want to receive your feedback on the vehicles, weapons, world, and so on. Are some weapons too powerful? Should we add a specific vehicle or character from the Dark Future universe? Is there a type of mission players would like to see? We want to give the community the opportunity to help us shape and mould Dark Future: Blood Red States to make it the very best action strategy vehicular combat game possible! Our team here at Auroch Digital has already been involved in successfully delivering two Early Access projects, completing all of the original promises and responding to player feedback, so we know how Early Access should work for gamers because we've delivered! Join us as we create our vision of a whole new alternative America, 2023!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We currently plan to be in Early Access for around three months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The game will be a deep and satisfying experience throughout Early Access, with the "full version" only being released when we've added all the content planned for the full release. In Early Access we will continue to add vehicles and weapons, and will expand upon the single player campaign's story. We also plan to continue to support Dark Future: Blood Red States beyond launch.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“At Early Access, all the gameplay mechanics and features we've planned for the final version are included. The engine is stable, the world and vehicles look amazing, and most important of all the game is fun to play.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We're planning three major Early Access updates; each one adding a new section of story and new features. Each time we do a major update, the price will rise to reflect the new content. Those who join us early no not only get to shape the project, but are rewarded for their support by getting the game both early and cheaper!”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We want active and open discussions on content within Dark Future: Blood Red States, as mentioned above, so we'll be engaging with the community often and responding to questions and comments regularly.”
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About This Game

Dark Future: Blood Red States puts you in command of a team of hired road-mercenaries plying their brutal trade on the ravaged highways of mid America, 2023. The government barely functions as huge corporations hold sway in the cities, while the rest of the land slides into chaos. On the highways of mid America - aka The Big Empty - pollution, stagnation, catastrophic climate change and gang warfare has resulted in a post-apocalyptic nightmare.

In this dystopian alternative America, the ‘Sanctioned Ops’ - highway warriors for hire - hold sway, enforcing what few laws remain - but only if you can afford to pay. With violent gangcults hunting on the broken roads, contracts are plentiful, morals are flexible and the ways to die are growing day by day.

Run your Sanctioned Ops agency how you see fit; take jobs that help citizens, catch criminals, and clear the roads of murderous scum, or engage in the murky world of corporate sabotage, industrial espionage, and hired hits.

Having equipped your team with high-powered vehicles - complete with a devastating array of weapons and defences earned throughout the single player campaign - you issue your commands to your Interceptors in real time, helping them navigate the hazardous roads, attack relentless enemies, and avoid the myriad threats that lie ahead.

This real time strategic play, combined with a physics-defying time manipulation mechanic, bleakly beautiful visuals, and a mysterious universe filled with danger, makes Dark Future: Blood Red States a truly unique car combat title occupying a genre all of its own, that we’re calling "RealTimeShift Vehicular Action Strategy".

  • RealTimeShift Vehicular Action Strategy: command your ops and vehicles second by second as fits your tactical choices, as you hammer enemy vehicles with bullets, rockets, and ramming.
  • Explore the sand-strewn wastes of a near-future USA, with gorgeous visuals and realistic physics powered by Unreal Engine 4.
  • Get ahead of enemies to drop devastating mines, riddle their gas tanks with bullets from your machine gun turret, or turbo boost into their tail to send them spinning off the road.
  • Outrun merciless corporations and deranged gangcults in high-speed highway shoot outs.
  • Purchase new vehicles and upgrade them with powerful new weapons.
  • Put together the most famous (or infamous) team of Ops and Interceptors in Dark Future history, then increase their abilities through successful missions and the latest cybernetic enhancements.
  • Unravel a rich campaign filled with tactical decision making and intense action.
  • Stay in complete control of the action strategy using either keyboard and mouse or the controller of your choosing.
  • A faithful adaptation of Games Workshop’s Dark Future universe, guided by legendary sci-fi author James Swallow (Dark Future, Warhammer 40,000, Deus Ex, 2000 AD).

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual-Core 64-bit CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 Compatible GPU with 1GB Video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 40 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Unsupported video chipsets: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel GMA X3100, Intel GMA 950
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Quad Core 3.5GHz Intel i5 / i7 Processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 / OpenGL Compatible GPU (GTX 980 or greater)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 60 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Unsupported video chipsets: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel GMA X3100, Intel GMA 950
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