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.
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(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
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.”