Darkest of Days Announced

Phantom EFX announces Darkest of Days, an era-spanning first-person shooter being developed by startup 8Monkey Labs that does not yet carry a release date. The Darkest Of Days Teaser Website counts down the 22 days until the launch of the full website. Here's the announcement:
(Cedar Falls, IA) – May 23, 2007 – Phantom EFX, a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment titles for PC and Mac, today announced Darkest of Days, a story-rich first-person shooter and the company’s first foray into the hardcore PC game arena. Created by newly formed developer 8Monkey Labs, the game presents an intriguing story of time-travel to some of the darkest periods in the history of mankind and melds it with amazing graphics and physics powered by the developer’s proprietary Marmoset game engine.

In Darkest of Days, the action begins with the player being ripped from his period in time by a mysterious organization moments before his grisly death. In order to ensure the future of mankind, he is then tasked with the mission to travel back and forth through time – to famous, turning-point battle campaigns in world history – acting as the organization’s agent in a larger, seemingly otherworldly, battle between good and evil.

Using a combination of both futuristic and historical weapons, players will be immersed in a world where in one instant they will be fighting against the Huns in World War I and the next find themselves battling at Antietam in the U.S. Civil War. A variety of combat missions, such as stealth, artillery assaults, and sniper attacks will keep players on their toes through dozens of levels spread out over five historical time periods – all while discovering the secrets of the mysterious organization for which they have been working. Fighting on one side of the action, then sometimes coming back to fix mistakes on the opposing side gives the player a chance to experience conflicts from both sides.

“All of us at Phantom EFX and 8Monkey are dedicated to making an immersive, exciting and completely well-rounded title for our first venture into the hardcore gaming arena,” said Aaron Schurman, CEO, Phantom EFX. “We’re confident that Darkest of Days is going to exceed our expectations and absolutely blow away any fans of first-person shooters – especially those craving a deep and engrossing story to drive the action.”
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Re: Marketoids, pay attention
May 24, 2007, 23:20
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What's Reasors?

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Marketoids, pay attention
May 24, 2007, 20:15
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May 24, 2007, 20:15
 
THIS is how you construct a sentence of such utter stupidity that it becomes a work of art :

Phantom EFX, a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment titles for PC... today announced... the company’s first foray into the hardcore PC game arena

Your first foray into the PC game arena, and ALREADY you're a leading developer! Amazing! It's like you made the game, then sent back information on how well it would do, THROUGH TIME, to your marketoid! Bravo!

PS : Marketoid, Reasors needs new grocery sackers. Apply now.

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Re: Looks good
May 24, 2007, 12:07
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Re: Looks good May 24, 2007, 12:07
May 24, 2007, 12:07
 
HL2 didn't feel as cohesive - it was more like a bunch of set-pieces strung together.

QFT.

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Re: No subject
May 24, 2007, 08:39
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players will be immersed in a world where in one instant they will be fighting against the Huns in World War I and

haha, Huns. Maybe they're not really interested in marketing this title in Germany.

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Re: Looks good
May 24, 2007, 08:23
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Re: Looks good May 24, 2007, 08:23
May 24, 2007, 08:23
 
"especially those craving a deep and engrossing story to drive the action."

Traditionally FPS games don't need plots to be successful. I know I certainly don't need an engrossing plot to play a game. The last plot-driven game I enjoyed was HL1 and even that was tissue thin. HL2 didn't feel as cohesive - it was more like a bunch of set-pieces strung together.

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May 24, 2007, 03:46
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May 24, 2007, 03:46
 
Anyone want to wager this is really a casino game with 'shooter elements'?

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May 24, 2007, 03:35
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May 24, 2007, 03:35
 
Is Tom Baker in it?

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Re: Countdown
May 24, 2007, 01:14
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Re: Countdown May 24, 2007, 01:14
May 24, 2007, 01:14
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Phantom EFX announces Darkest of Days, an era-spanning first-person shooter

Daikatana, anyone?

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Countdown
May 24, 2007, 00:45
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Countdown May 24, 2007, 00:45
May 24, 2007, 00:45
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A countdown on a website for the actual website launch is not a good idea in my opinion. Post basic information and concept art and build up to a full site. That builds up anticipation; a counter does not. To be honest I won't be interested 22-days from now. They should visit Bethesda's Fallout 3 website. Now this is a much better countdown site. It at least has concept art, music, and gets gamers excited.


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Looks good
May 24, 2007, 00:22
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May 24, 2007, 00:22
 
PC Gamer has an exclusive this month on this AAA title & it looks actually pretty cool. It appears to be very detailed.

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