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Darkfall (DFND)
Aventurine SA
MMORPG | Setting:Fantasy | Status:Cancelled  (est.rel 2012)  | Pub:Aventurine SA
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Download | Retail Price:n/a | Pay Type:Subscription
System Req: PC | Out of date info? Let us know!

Darkfall News

Latest Headlines for Darkfall

  • Security Exploits Datamined, Endanger Licensed Projects

    In its original incarnation, Aventurine's Darkfall was known to have more than a few exploits. Those exploits have remained in the code even after closing the game and licensing it to a pair of new developers to bring it back to life. The Rise of Agon team recently released the game to alpha where the same code being used by it and Darkfall: New Dawn has been datamined, thereby endangering the hack-free environment of both games.

    Reported on May 25, 2016
  • New Dawn & Rise of Agon Side-By-Side Interview

    With two companies signing licensing agreements with Aventurine Studios, the original developers of Darkfall, many of our readers have wanted to see how it is the two new versions compare side-by-side. We spoke with representatives of Darkfall: New Dawn and Darkfall: Rise of Agon to find out more about each one's vision and what we can expect going forward.

    Reported on Mar 07, 2016
  • Ub3rgames Aiming to Bring Back Old School Fun

    This past week Ub3rgames has been successful in finalizing a contract for the rights to DarkFall. This hardcore MMO has been a fan favorite on the site for years. So, we thought to chat with Marc Thompson from Ub3rgames about some of the upcoming changes and features we will see. DarkFall New Dawn is set to re-launch the game and bring back some of the old school fun of the original. There are a lot of updates the team is working on as well. Let's hear what Marc had to say.

    Reported on Feb 08, 2016
  • Ub3rgames Secures Darkfall Online Licensing

    Ub3rgames has announced the final negotiations have been completed with Aventurine and that the company has secured licensing for Darkfall Online. Ub3rgames is currently at work on its iteration of the game called Darkfall: New Dawn.

    Reported on Feb 02, 2016
  • Rise of Agon Reboot Begins Alpha Sign Ups

    Big Picture Games has announced that it is now accepting sign ups for the initial round of alpha testing of Darkfall: Rise of Agon, a reboot of the original game. While no date has been set yet, devs say that the first round will include 500 players with new groups added with subsequent waves.

    Reported on Nov 07, 2015
  • Big Picture Games Details Funding, Alpha / Beta Plans

    One of the two teams hoping to secure licensing from Aventurine in order to bring back the original Darkfall Online, Big Picture Games, has laid out the first details about how funding the project will happen as well as alpha and beta plans.

    Reported on Oct 17, 2015
  • UPDATED: Ub3rgames & Big Picture Games Each Seek Licensing

    We have received word that a pair of companies each seeking to obtain licensing to bring updated / overhauled versions of Darkfall back to gamers worldwide. Ub3rgames' version is Darkfall: New Dawn. Big Picture Games will title their version Darkfall: Rise of Agon. At this writing, neither has managed to secure licensing, but both have reported progress in talks with current owner and developer Aventurine.

    Reported on Oct 12, 2015
  • CEO Announces No Intention to Reboot

    Aventurine CEO and founder Zad Mehdawi took to the DarkFall forums today to announce that despite player petitions there will be no rebooting of the original game. Mehdawi cited the company's commitment to making Darkfall Unholy Wars a much better game over time. He also thanked the community for their support and interest and reinforced the idea that Aventurine wants to be a company of which every player can be proud.

    Reported on Jun 14, 2015
  • Team Investigating Technical Issues Prior to Possible Reboot

    Aventurine Studios is looking into the technical issues to see if it is feasible to bring back Darkfall in response to player requests. A KickStarter is also being considered for financial support of Darkfall should it be relaunched.

    Reported on May 14, 2015
  • A Poll to Bring It Back

    A new poll has been posted on the Darkfall Online Reddit to bring back the game. It's not an official poll, but one to assess interest in bringing back what some feels is the better iteration of the series.

    Reported on Apr 28, 2015
  • Past & Present Subscribers Play Free

    Aventurine has announced that beginning October 17th, all past and present subscribers will be able to log back into Darkfall and play for free until November 15th. On November 15th, Darkfall servers will be shut down for good to make way for Darkfall: Unholy Wars.

    Reported on Oct 16, 2012
  • Original Game Shutting Down with Unholy Wars' Launch

    A new blog post on the official Darkfall Online: Unholy Wars site contains information for current players of Darkfall Online. When Unholy Wars launches, the original game will shutter its doors. Player characters will not make the transfer but owners have been promised the 'viability' will move with them. Current subscribers will also be able to score DFUW for the price of a subscription.

    Reported on Oct 05, 2012
  • Unholy Wars Announced

    Aventurine Studios has announced the next episode of Darkfall that has been in the works for the past two years. The expansion originally began as Darkfall 2010. With the massive number of changes and additions the team wanted to implement, it eventually evolved into a new game called Darkfall Unholy Wars. The team has released a new video giving insight into the new iteration of the PvP-centric game.

    Reported on Sep 18, 2012
  • New Promotion Incentives Detailed

    The Darkfall team has announced that a new promotion will be rolled out to entice former players to return to the game. The Ultimate Promotion event has begun and will run during specific dates in July.

    Reported on Jun 18, 2012
  • Free Weekend Incoming

    Aventurine Studios has announced that from today through Sunday, November 20th, players will enjoy a free Darkfall weekend regardless of subscription plan. Players will also enjoy a four times faster 'skilling' rate and increased loot drops.

    Reported on Nov 18, 2011
  • Siege System Likely Next Week

    In a new blog post on the Darkfall Online site, Tasos Flambouras indicates that the much-anticipated siege system is "looking good" for deployment sometime the week of September 12th.

    Reported on Sep 09, 2011
  • Activity Report - May 6th, 2011

    The Darkfall team has released its activity report for May, 2011. The new Siege System seems to take center stage, alongside a reworking of dungeons, new work to the lighting system and more. Check it out for all of the details.

    Reported on May 07, 2011
  • Grungroc, PvE Fights & PvP Changes

    The official Darkfall Online blog has been updated with lots of new information about what the team has been working on for the last few weeks. Included in the article are details about the Grungroc, PvE monster abilities improvements and land-based PvP objectives and incentives.

    Reported on Mar 14, 2011
  • Darkfall Update: March 4th

    The team over at Darkfall have released an article about their forthcoming update. Check out the details and let us know what you think!

    Reported on Mar 05, 2011
  • An Inside Look at Development blogger extraordinaire, Paragus, has let us know about a new personal blog from Darkfall developer Ricki Sickenger that gives readers an inside look at the development of the game from day 1 through today. It's an incredible look at what sometimes remains unknown by fans of a game. Check it out!

    Reported on Mar 03, 2011
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