Darwin or Die: A Gameshow on Deathrow

Darwin or Die: A Gameshow on Deathrow

Posted by Sam Quino - Community Developer

13 Nov

Are you a sparkling person, positively glowing with charisma? Are you caustic, with a wry smile and acerbic wit that you picked up from your emotionally distant grandmother? Are you the toast of Twitch, buying everyone drinks, singing old songs?  Are you a folk hero of the online world, darling of the streaming masses?

Prepare your best bluffs, write your most epic speech, rally your fans, and get ready to face the cold, crowd, and chaos that is the Darwin or Die!

Darwin or Die is a new monthly community event open to all Darwin Project players. Unlike the Top 100 Showdowns, it is a show designed to not only highlight players’ abilities, but also  create the most entertaining and interactive experience for the viewers. Think Hunger Games or Running Man!

We’ll be activating all of Darwin Project’s available Spectator Interactions on Twitch and will be highly interactive on Mixer, so expect viewers to be able to influence the matches in all sorts of spectacular ways.

Players, be warned: It will be unfair, unpredictable, and incredibly fun!

We’ll share more specifics about the format closer to the event. For now, all you need to know is that Darwin or Die is a wild, no-holds-barred Darwin Project romp where mics are required! The winner will be rewarded the exclusive King Momo Hat, which they will have the privilege to wear only until the next month when the King Momo Hat will once again be up for grabs.


King Momo Hat


Ten players per platform will be selected to participate in Darwin or Die. It will take place on Saturday, November 24 on PC and Sunday, November 25 on Xbox One. The event will be broadcasted live on Twitch and Mixer respectively. Make sure you are available at 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST on those dates before entering!

How to enter:

  1. Record a 30-45 second video in which you explain why you should be a participant in Darwin or Die. You can use anything that you think would help convince others to vote for you (a poem, song, your best gameplay highlights, a picture of your cat…) as long as they are appropriate.
  2. Post the link (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo) to this short video on Reddit with the flair Darwin or Die within the registration period, along with a PNG image of the in-game outfit you would like to use for the event, if selected. The title of your post should accurately state the platform you would like to participate in and your corresponding username (Steam username or Gamertag). Once you post a submission, please do not change your username so we can verify your profile and validate your submission.
  3. During the voting period, all of the submissions will be compiled in one thread on Reddit. Other inmates will use Reddit upvotes to decide who they want to see participate in Darwin or Die.
  4. When the voting period ends, the ten inmates with the highest number of upvotes on PC and Xbox One will be invited to participate. In the case of a tie, whoever posted their registration first will be selected. We will be reaching out through Reddit, so please make sure to check your Inbox during the Selection Period.


Registration period: November 13 to 15

Voting period: November 16 to 18

Selection period: November 19 to 20

Announcement of participants: November 21 to 23

Event Dates: November 24 and 25


Remember that the video you submit, as well as your behavior in the arena should you be selected, must comply with the Darwin Project Code of Conduct. Note that the event will be held in Private Matches, and the corresponding rules will apply. Ineligible videos will be deleted.


Expect the unexpected and prepare yourself for wild surprises in the arena!


Your blacksmithing Community Developer