Dark Future : bande-annonce


Fans de Mad Max, de Car Wars ou de jeux de combats de voitures, réjouissez-vous. En effet voici un premier trailer présentant la prochaine adaptation en jeu vidéo du jeu de plateau Dark Future, paru en 1988. Adaptation qui mélangera tour par tour et temps réel, et où il s’agira dans un futur proche mais totalement corrompu par les grandes corporations de gérer une équipe de mercenaires avec bien sûr leurs bolides de guerre. Le tout prenant pour décor les grandes étendues des USA.

La sortie de Dark Future: Blood Red States est prévue sur PC, Mac et Linux ainsi que pour les tablettes iOS / Android cet hiver, sans plus de précisions pour l’instant.



Dark Future, the cult Games Workshop board game of clashing highway warriors, set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland that was once America, is getting a reboot from Auroch Digital.

Bristol based indie developers, Auroch are known for their acclaimed version of another Games Workshop classic, Chainsaw Warrior, as well as for GameTheNews, an initiative that blurred the lines between reality and gaming, and included titles such as NarcoGuerra.

Auroch’s Dark Future: Blood Red States is supported by the Wellcome Trust, and will be a turn-based strategy game, played out in simultaneous real-time action. The gameplay is a furious mix of hammering chain-guns, tactical high-speed manoeuvres and the ripping of metal as vehicles smash into one another. All the action is conducted against a dark background of the decline of humanity; too wild to be true and too close for comfort.

Dark Future was originally released as a board game in 1988, and later expanded into a series of books. The world it inhabits is a very different reality; cyberpunk more weird than wired.

It’s an alternative, bleak, hollowed out America, in 2023. The major cities are either corporate controlled high-tech gated communities (Patrolled Zones, or PZs) for those who can pay, or lawless shanty towns for those who can’t (NoGos). Between these is ‘The Big Empty’, the polluted, wasted Red States of America where vicious gangs hunt and fight. The atrophied state has all but given up trying to impose law and order here and instead relies on a new breed of bounty hunter come highway warrior to keep the roads open, the Sanctioned Operative.

Into this fractured new world the player must make their fortune. The player runs a Sanctioned Ops agency; taking on missions for bounty outside the PZs. As well as the tactical action on the road, the player must also manage both the vehicles and drivers – from upgrades to the front-mounted HMGs to booking a driver into the clinic for a new set of bionic eyes.

More information about our descent into darkness can be found at DarkFuture.info and @DarkFutureNews. Stay in the loop with Dark Future: Blood Red States by following Auroch Digital on Facebook and Twitter.

Information for Editors

The official site for the game is: http://DarkFuture.info

Auroch Digital is an indie development studio based in Bristol Games Hub.

There is more information on them here: aurochdigital.com & http://bit.ly/aurochpresskit

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Dark Future: Blood Red States © Copyright Games Workshop Limited 2015. Dark Future: Blood Red States , Dark Future, the Dark Future logo, GW, Games Workshop, and all associated logos, illustrations, images, locations, weapons and characters, are either ® or TM, and/or © Games Workshop Limited, variably registered around the world, and used under licence. All rights reserved.

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  1. Le trailer est marrant. Quel type de contrôle sur les véhicules, telle est la question ? Depuis Interstate ’76 ce type de jeu se fait plutôt rare ! De mémoire (défaillante…) je ne pense qu’à un jeu nettement moins “réaliste” testé par TotalBiscuit, il me semble, et dont le titre malheureusement m’échappe (c’était plutôt dans le style visuel Bande-dessinnée en tous cas).Le gameplay se résumait à détruire les engins adverses et upgrader sa caisse lors de sessions de ravitaillement dans les relais routiers jalonnant les Interstates. C’était sorti l’an dernier, je pense.

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