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Dark Lands, a 2D adventure game under development for Windows Phone

Dark Lands is an action/adventure game under development for Windows Phone that has you playing the role of a warrior tasked with running a gauntlet of sorts battling monsters and avoiding death traps.

Dark Lands is the creation of independent developer Mingle Games, who isn't a stranger to mobile gaming with several games available over on the iOS and Android platforms.The independent developer also has one title in the Windows Phone Store (Save the Birds) and is part of the Microsoft/Nokia sponsored AppCampus that is also bringing us Project Tripod.  

In contrast, Dark Lands is... well... a darker game than Save the Birds that, based on what little we've seen, makes a very nice first impression.

Dark Lands is a combination of an infinity running game, fighting game and RPG. While the main character finds himself running throughout the game and dodging traps, hurdles and other dangers he can also stop and fight the various monsters and bosses the game throws at him.

Dark Lands

Crystals are collected as the main character races from danger to danger that can be used to upgrade his abilities and purchase new weapons and armor.

The 2D graphics have a minimalistic feel and just from the snippets we've seen of the game look rather excellent. Dark Lands should stand out in a positive way on our Windows Phone gaming shelves.

It's our understanding that development is still about two months from being complete and as we hear more on Dark Lands, we'll pass it on.

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CobaltDragon says:

A nice addition for the fall!

aitt says:

Sumioni knock off?

MarkAllett says:

Looks a bit like Super Meat Boy - though that's no bad thing.
 

DennisvdG says:

Lol thats what I thought, I'm a golden god :P

Warren Dance says:

Sorry, what bit looks like SMB? The blade with some blood on it?

myfyp2 says:

I like the art style...

Agent-P says:

Me too. That aspect combined with the seemingly interesting game play makes it a potential purchase for me.

rodneyej says:

Hey, lets talk, again, about how MS might allow XBL games on iDroid.. You think we can rack up 500 more comments❓❓❓LOL!!

rodneyej says:

Yes sa massa. Iz bez shusin ups rights now..... Can Iz please jus gets a glass of wota massa?

I often find your comments ammusing, some are straight up funny.  Others, not so much... but I guess you take the good with the bad.  This one though is just stupid.  Seriously dude...

And while were talking...  since you wanted to talk...  you obviously find it funny to stir up trouble by fanning the flames of controversial topics on this site... That really does nothing to help WPCentral, Windows Phone or Mobile Nations as a whole.  While you may find it funny, it means that the rest of us have to deal with reading or trying to filter through the mass of comments that often results from people getting all bent out of shape over it and overreacting.  There is enough of that without you (and others) pushing the buttons of the more excitable readers here.  Bringing those controversial topics up in an unrelated post is also pretty lame.

I agree with Warren, lets not talk about it and stay on topic.  So would you please give it a rest once in a while and just let it be?  You're not the only one I see doing this so it's more of a blanket appeal to the community as a whole.  (even though I'm directing it at you in this instance)

I'll leave you with this quote as I think it's applicable...

"I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.  It is my personal approach that creates the climate.  It is my daily mood that makes the weather.  I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous.  I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration; I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.  In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person humanized or de-humanized.  If we treat people as they are, we make them worse.  If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming."   -  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

rodneyej says:

First of all, I never wanted to start that conversation all over again. Second, it was a joke, third, you sure made a big deal about nothing, fourth, who are you?, fifth, why do you think you can have a impact on me with your quotes? And finally.. Grow a pair,, and quit being so sensitive. But, im sure you're going to reply with something to counter what I just said, so I'll just let you know in advance to save it.. I know you're going to do it anyways.. Go on

Yup, that's about what I expected.  Worth a try though.

rodneyej says:

You still haven't learned a thing.. You see, you're not the post police, so when you try to reprimand others you look stupid.. If you were smart you would realize that it was not worth a try... But, im sure you'll try again. Go ahead..

Oh don't kid yourself, we both likely look stupid.   Me for attempting to better the quality of conversation around here and hoping for more out of people.  A futile effort on the internet, I know...  And you for, well... continuing to be your normal self.

But hey, at least we both love Windows Phone!   haha
I'll let you have the last word though, if you care to, so fire away!   And by all means really let me have it this time.  ;)

rodneyej says:

Lol!! Sorry I can't do that.. LOL!

Vallos says:

I love the quote, ArcaneFlame. Thanks for the enlightment!

My understanding was that was one game. I'm not interested in the series myself but my Windows Phone fanboy tendencies demand a Windows version first. Not happy to get sloppy seconds...

rodneyej says:

Warren Dance said we can't talk about it... So,,, zipit!... Lol!

nike_ab says:

well, trust me wp8 users are already angry on slow updates from MS and when they get news like xbl games on iDroid they will find place to take their frustation out. So better not discuss it here.

rodneyej says:

LOL.. I seriously wasn't trying to discuss it again it was a joke. But, Mr. quotey pants up ⬆here got offended and blew it all out of proportion.. After 500 comments yesterday I think we had enough.. Lol❕❕

aitt says:

And after reading two comments from that thread I stopped reading lulz

Warren Dance says:

Same here lol. Man it was pathetic. All that over just a rumour too, one that turned out to not even be completely true.

l_n says:

The graphics are mildly reminiscent of the XBLA game Outlands.

cybermoose89 says:

Gimme ! Lol it looks sweet

Oxymoron428 says:

Sounds really good!

Manny C says:

Looks cool! Nice art-style.

Bruno H says:

Its coming to WP huh... That's why they were sitting in front of iMacs and demoed the game on an iPad?

Let me guess, first they make an iOS version, then an Android version, and then when they release Dark Land 2 for iPhone, then we get a WP version that costs more than the iPhone version...
Don't mean to be so negative, but after seeing how this has happened so many times before I don't want to get my hopes all worked up just to be disappointed again.
Anyway, the game looks god. Best wishes to the developers!

Josh Harman says:

Or not at all like Skype.
As I posted in another thread, I think we should start a WPC based protest/spamfest against Microsoft demanding that product under their umbrella (i.e., Skype, Xbox games, etc.) support WP sooner or at the same time as other mobile OS'.
I'm talking twitter, support emails, community forums, etc.

nike_ab says:

i don't think microsoft will listen(except with xbone), but ya we can try.

Actually since this is an AppCampus game it has to come out on Windows Phone first.

s0briquet says:

Reminds me of limbo, which I loved

joshingyou says:

Looks like Bad Lands on iPad?

wpjake says:

It might look similar but these guys started to develop Dark Lands way before there was anything out and public about Badland. 

wpoblation says:

Limbo-style.
Btw, hope Limbo is ported to WP.

hutuka says:

People still play 2D games, like really really 2D @_@?

Paul Acevedo says:

Yes they do indeed. 2D artwork can be incredibly beautiful (I'd call this game slightly pretty) and fits many styles of games better than 3D artwork.

aitt says:

Agreed. I played many 2d games and when done right are quite enjoyable.

he_shark says:

Game looks lovely. Unfortunate timing though with this just in the news...
 
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/boy-14-impaled-horn-bull-sculpture-article-1.1381823
 
 

luniboy26 says:

Looks like a great game but one Xbox arcade game I've been clamoring for is if they bring Shank to Windows Phone that would be the epitome of freaking EPIC

Forc3 says:

Nice! Looks like this will bring me lots of Fun!