The Darwin Project is a free-to-play multiplayer online battle royale game developed and published by Scavengers Studio. It was launched for Steam Early Access and Xbox Game Preview on March 9, 2018, and is targeted for full release on PC in Summer 2018. In his or her path to victory, a player must not only survive extreme environmental conditions, track opponents, and set traps in order to win, but also win the favor of a voting crowd and the all-seeing 11th player, the Show Director. Darwin Project takes place in a dystopian post-apocalyptic landscape in the Northern Canadian Rockies. As preparation for an impending Ice Age, a new project: this half science experiment half live-entertainment, is launched. Players are dropped into an arena and have to gather resources and survive along with ten other players initially armed with only an axe and a bow. Players must craft resources to survive and fight until only one player remains. The last remaining player wins! The development team behind Darwin Project is made of 18 members, most of which are veterans in the video game industry. The game was revealed at PAX East 2017 and officially announced in the 2017 E3 Microsoft press conference. Multiple alpha and beta tests have occurred on PC. On April 24 2018, the game was made into a free to play title.