The Darken

     In a wondrous yet violent world, there roam beings both fair and foul. Even now, in its dying days, magic is an ever-present thing, unpredictable and ever-changing. It churns and tangles into chaotic storms, from which many dark tales are born.

     One such tale speaks of a child, born with an aura as black as night. A dark, malevolent force, it devours all around it, unraveling the very fabric of the world. Most such children die within a week. Some survive for two. Only the unluckiest live to adulthood, becoming little more than physical shells for the dark power that sustains them.
     But a very few become something more. They adapt, taming the darkness within and learning to harness its power. In doing so, they become the stuff of legend. They become Darken.

Built by gamers

Re-inventing the fantasy

The Darken combines immersive cinematic storytelling with an engaging fantasy setting.

Cross Platform Release

With PC, Xbox and PS4 releases - it is important for us to deliver our story to all major platforms.

Designed by Gamers

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Design lead by technology

Capturing Actor Performance To create life in the characters of The Darken, we capture real actor performances from talented actors and motion experts from all over. Photoscanning Environments To create the world of The Darken, Myrkur is capturing real environments, including locations in Iceland and Scotland, bringing a new level of realism to the narrative. Photoscanning Characters For Darken, Myrkur is using real actors and models to bring the characters of the game to life. Interested in becoming the next Nathan Drake? Frodo? Shepard? We can make it happen. Facial Capture In addition to capturing body performance, we capture the facial performance of our voice actors to bring absolute realism to the narrative. Through their talent, The Darken's characters are brought to life! Design Driven by Innovation Myrkur is developing the technology needed to take the leap from small developer to "AAA", unleashing new possibilities in design and production.

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One of our most recent scans is of actor Björn Stefánsson. Here's a sneak peek at his likeness, but we'll keep it at that for now. 
Stay tuned for more!
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A new Blue Lagoon inspired arena our talented @eirikurhf created to test out the Combat AI in  a fleshed out environment 
We also did a vlog. Link in description
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We have a new vlog out! 
Storytelling in games through real-time narrative 💬✒
Check it out via the link in our bio 🎬

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We have been working on a new moveset for one of our enemy types in the Darken. Here's a sneak peak at some of them! 🤺💁‍♂️🪓
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