Black Death

A formerly-planned action FPS from Darkworks, who previously began development of "I Am Alive". The game was to be set in a town coated in an unusual fog which infects that which it touches.


Originally announced in 2011, Black Death was to be a survival horror game from the indie developer Darkworks, intended for release on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Set in a town on the east coast of the United States, the game would have taken place during a mysterious pandemic caused by encroaching black fog. The player was to be one of the few not infected by the fog, who would then search for a way to stop the fog, either killing or curing the infected along the way.

Following financial troubles, Darkworks liquidated in October 2011, effectively cancelling development of Black Death.


 The Chemical blower in action
The Chemical blower in action

A number of weapons were shown in promotional screenshots for Black Death, as well as in the game's demo. Among these were melee weapons, a pistol, a shotgun, and a "Chemical Blower" which could be used to spray various chemicals onto enemies.

Unlike ammunition for the game's standard firearms, the chemical blower could be fueled with chemicals found in the game environment, with different chemicals having different effects.


The game's soundtrack was to be composed by the band Low Distortion Unit.

System Requirements

OS: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo minimum

RAM: 1GB minimum and 2GB are recommended

HDD Space: 500mb

Videocard: DirectX 9.0c compatible

Soundcard: DirectX 9.0c compatible