A unique car combat strategy game reboot of the cult-classic from Games Workshop. Features tactical roguelike gameplay with permadeath, combined with a physics-defying RealTimeShift time manipulation mechanic, bleakly beautiful visuals, and a universe filled with danger and wry humour at every turn.
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Available: 2019


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February 22

What is happening with Dark Future?

Hello all!

It’s been quite a while since we spoke to you all last. We’ve been really busy here at the studio these last few months. We launched Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics on all platforms and we’ve launched a Kickstarter for a new card game.

But that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about Dark Future… far from it! We’ve been busy beavering away on the game so we thought we’d share a few updates with you;


The big question everyone wants answered is, when is it being released. The answer, “soon”.

We know this answer isn’t as accurate as it could be but that’s for secret reasons we can’t go into just yet. Rest assured things are moving on at a fast pace now and we are getting closer and closer to finalising the release date, and as soon as that’s something we can talk about, we will!

100% related to this, here’s a photo of half of the Dark Future team somewhere in Nottingham the other day… you might be able to guess where, and from the looks on our faces, probably why...


So how about an image or two? Or four?


Off the track

Sometimes the best route is direct

Some fancy driving

What’s next?

We’re going to refresh the Steam page soon with new video, new screens, and so on, so look for that in the coming weeks.

Also, if you have any questions about the game get them in now and we’ll do our best to answer them, and make sure you’ve signed up to our email newsletter for more.

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About This Game

Dark Future is a challenging run-based car combat strategy game with unique time dilation-based real-time combat, set on the ravaged highways of a darkly comic American dystopia.

In 2023 the US government barely functions, and society is stretched to breaking point, 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 near-apocalyptic nightmare.

In this dystopian alternative America, the Sanctioned Ops - highway warriors for hire - enforce what few laws remain, but only for those that can afford their services. With natural resources in short supply, violent gangcults hunting on the broken roads, and questionable contracts always available for those happy with not asking too many questions, morals are flexible and life is cheap.

Taking on the role of one of the characters inhabiting this murky world of tarmac and blood, you'll take to the sand-swept highways to complete objectives that drive their story forward, as you begin to piece together what's really happening in the world of Dark Future.

Having equipped your vehicle with a devastating array of weapons and defences, you'll need to think quickly and utilise every strategic option available to you in order to survive bullet-riddled encounters from relentless enemies.

This realtime strategic play, combined with a physics-defying RealTimeShift temporal manipulation mechanic, bleakly beautiful visuals, and a mysterious universe filled with danger and wry humour, makes Dark Future: Blood Red States a truly different car combat strategy game.

  • Too wild to be true, too close for comfort: Experience eight stories that introduce you to the dystopian society of Dark Future's grim car combat universe.
  • Challenging roguelike campaigns: Take on missions and attempt to survive in the scorched wastes of America in brutal, endlessly replayable run-based campaigns with perma-death.
  • RealTimeShift Vehicular Action Strategy: Issue orders to your vehicles by distorting the flow of time in a realtime strategy game unlike any other.
  • Large selection of cars and weapons: Devastate enemy vehicles with bullets, rockets, mines, and more from a variety of super-charged supercars.
  • Upgrade your Interceptor: Purchase new offensive and defensive capabilities for your vehicle to fit your play style.
  • Hire Ops and use abilities to outwit opponents: Engage your turbo to chase after enemies, Ram opponents off ravines, or work with Hired Ops when you think two Interceptors will be better than one.
  • Striking visual design: Witness an America on the brink of total collapse and fight warped enemies in dramatic locations, with jaw-dropping physics and visual effects, all powered by Unreal Engine 4.
  • A faithful adaptation of the Dark Future universe: A new Dark Future story, guided by legendary sci-fi author James Swallow (Dark Future, Deus Ex, 2000 AD).

Wishlist Dark Future: Blood Red States on Steam today and Follow our Steam Community to join the conversation and be kept updated on the game's development.

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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