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.
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.