Dark Energy has announced that its upcoming downloadable title “Hydrophobia” will be released exclusively for the Xbox 360. A demo of the game is also being showcased over the weekend at PAX East in Boston, Mass.
Dark Energy is set in the mid-21st Century, after the Great Population Flood brought the world to a state of near collapse. Cities and towns have become swamped as mass poverty spreads, while individual rights are lost in a sea of desperation.
Players assume the role of Kate Wilson, a security engineer onboard the Queen of the World – a stateless supership where the powerful and the wealthy live in exile from the chaos of the outside world.
For ten years this unique “City at Sea” has represented a beacon for progress, prospering as the rest of world slowly drowns. However, the great vessel is attacked on the eve of the Queen’s massive anniversary celebrations.
Trapped behind enemy lines, Kate must fight her own demons as she becomes the last hope against an army of Neo-Malthusian terrorists, whose philosophy is simple: ‘Save the world, kill yourself.’