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The Upcoming Board Game Port ‘Dark Future: Blood Red States’ is Looking Better Than I Expected

It’s been almost exactly a year since the first (and last time) we wrote about Auroch Digital’s intention of bringing Games Workshop’s Dark Future board game to digital, and on the occasion of Games Workshop’s Warhammer Fest and Digital Assault (a celebration of everything Warhammer currently taking place in the UK ), I decided to check on Dark Future and see how the game is coming along. And I do have to say, Dark Future: Blood Red States is looking much prettier than I thought it would. The developers have been trying to breathe digital life into the art from the original board game manuals from the 80s, and the result is pretty good. The in-engine footage of the various (pretty bad-ass) vehicles looks very promising, though of course we’ll have to wait to see how the end-product looks. But so far, so good.

If you don’t know anything about Dark Future, the board game was published in the 80s and had a very Mad Max vibe to it. The backdrop was a world where corporations controlled high-tech gated communities while the rest of the world was split between decayed urban sprawls and lawless shanty towns. All this might sound cliche by now, but do remember this board game came out three decades ago. The game pitted car-riding player against car-riding player in various scenarios – from outrunning the opponent to taking him out.

Though I haven’t played the board game, it does sound like fun especially as a PvP mobile game. I don’t have a date for the game, but hopefully is not too far into the (dystopian) future. Check out the game’s progress (and more screenshots) in the developers’ blogs.