You play in a post-apocalyptic Steampunk setting, in which you're fighting for survival against mechanical beasts. In this Multiplayer you collect different elemental dragons as companions on huge flying ships. Use your know-how as a mechanic to use the beast for your benefit.
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Mixed (44) - 61% of the 44 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 4, 2018

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Because of our studios independence from big publishers and the continuous production costs we had to have an early release so that we can continue working on DARCO. You don't only support the game by buying it but also us developers. If you participate in the Early Access Alpha you can be an active part of development via our Discord Server, sending us bugs, ideas and direct feedback. We know that the current version is very rough but if you want to see this game as ready as we do we need your support!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our goal is to leave the Early Access state in the last quarter of 2024.”

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

“- dedicated servers (private hosting, external hosting)
- 7 unique airships with different dungeons
- more Steampunk bosses, like the mammoth on the snow ship
- about 50 dragons, wyverns and dragon like creatures, that can be created and raised
- a female character with her own set of clothing
- sets of clothing for the different temperatures of other ship biomes
- optic slots (skins) for clothing
- character creator, to design and modify your character
- at least three building stages with a defense system
- a quest system
- the possibility to form alliances
- reparable, usable and partly ridable steampunk beasts
- a journal with information about the creatures, plants and the world itself”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“- official servers (hosted by +++)
- a lot of bugs
- developer, who try to take care of them
- 1 airship (3.5km x 2 km biome) with 10 hangars to explore
- 7 Steampunk beast for the first airship
- the first building stage of the base (wood)
- basic weapons and tools (axes, hammers, bow, crossbow, etc.)
- more than 10 crafting stations
- more than 10 dragons
- a male character with three sets of clothing

To have an overview of the newest changes and the overall development of DARCO join our Community Discord Server where we actively communicate with our community.”

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

“The price will rise with the end of Early Access since there will be a lot more content in the game. We want to reward the ones who believed in our project and were there from the start on by giving the chance to buy our game for much less.”

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

“We have a Discord Channel where everyone can share bugs, ideas and new suggestions. In addition to that we want to create an official Trello-Board where our community can check what we are currently working on.

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About This Game



The Game

As a mechanic you and your dragon explore what is left of humanity's last refuge: a fleet of huge flying ships which hover over an endless ocean. To survive in this post-apocalyptic world you have to scavenge your surroundings and defend yourself against creatures and other players. You have to build a base, improve it and learn. Equipment and tower upgrades help you to get you own food, water and electricity supply which is essential for survival in DARCO.

You encounter mechanical beasts in the world. These creatures can be converted and used to your own benefit. You also come across hostile dragons that you have to combat. The dragons, belonging to different elements, can be bred though and make it easier to explore and fight.

The Story

After the greatest human invention, mankind was at the peak of its civilization, being able to create all sorts of technical wonders. Then, however, a horrible disaster struck, that flooded the earth and rendered the few remaining patches of land uninhabitable.
Foreseeing this tragic event, the greatest engineers built habitats with ecosystems to their liking in the form of huge, flying ships. This fleet, being able to escape the dangers of the flood, would become the peaceful home of mankind for centuries.

This changed when hordes of dragons began attacking the ships, and thus the Dragon War began. Through the ingenuity of humankind, mechanical beasts were created resembling animals, which were living in these habitats centuries back, to combat their new foes. This wasn't enough, though: humanity fought until no warriors were left, and the few who survived were left to one basic principle: Every man for himself.

Humanity was defeated, the fleet scattered, but the automated factories inside the ships continued producing beasts. With no continued maintenance throughout the chaos of the war, errors in production were bound to occur. The beasts malfunctioned and began attacking everything living and breathing.

You are one of the few survivors, a mechanic, of what was once a great Victorian civilization. As your day starts and you are out completing an important quest, you come across a young dragon. You pity the injured cub, so you decide to save it and from this moment on it never leaves your side, and you eventually realize: this dragon is your new companion. Take care of it, and you will grow stronger together.

Game Mechanics

When you arrive in the world of DARCO, you are given a choice of which elemental dragon you would like to start with. This starter dragon is your companion, never leaving your side throughout the game. That doesn't stop you though from creating dragons and your own small dragon army.

The mechanic beasts inhabiting the ships are a continuous danger together with other players. With your skills you are able to refactor some of them for your needs, even though only for a limited time.

You have to fight starvation and dehydration as your greatest enemy. Since you are not able to come back into the ship due to a lock down, you must learn to hunt and build yourself a home. Survival gets easier as soon as you can build your tower and with that better equipment. You can't hide in your fortress though, since you need to explore other ships to find new resources and confront the growing dangers.

Play solo or team up with a friends into alliances, to put the world at your feet!

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 660 Ti 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or better
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 9 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires broadband internet connection for multiplayer
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 / AMD Ryzen5 1600
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon R9 M390X 4GB
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 9 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires broadband internet connection for multiplayer

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