Deathgarden: BLOODHARVEST Will Shut Down


Behavioural Digital announced that the development of their latest game, Deathgarden: BLOOD HARVEST would stop. With that, the servers of the game are going to be up until the end of this year. As bittersweet as it will be to part with the game, the developers have made the game free on Steam, to boost matchmaking until closure. In special streaming, on December 12, the developers will host a live stream. In the Livestream, the fans will be able to come to play the game, chat, and interact.

What Happened To Deathgarden: BLOODHARVEST

Deathgarden: BLOODHARVEST will shut Down By The End Of 2019
Deathgarden: BLOODHARVEST will shut Down By The End Of 2019

Deathgarden: BLOOD HARVEST, like other video games, is an asymmetric cat-and-mouse game. The game stood out as it excluded the horror angle. In the game, there are five runners. These five Runners challenge their speed and abilities to slow down the heavily armed Hunter. They do so, while at the same time, they play to complete objectives. In terms of who plays how in Deathgarden: BLOOD HARVEST Hunters play in the first person. On the other hand, the Runners play in third-person. The Runners each have enhanced movement and stun abilities.

The Future Of The Asymmetrical Multiplayer

Deathgarden released relatively quietly in 2018. They faced a hurdle in the very beginning itself. Other than the players who were interested in Deathgarden, no one was staying on to play. Deathgarden also faced tough challenges from other asymmetric games out there. The games redemption came in 2019, with the upgrade, Deathgarden: BLOOD HARVEST. At another attempt to try to boost the popularity and players, the developers offered free weekend at the Steam. This worked for the weekend. While this move did offer some hope and rejuvenated the players’ interest, it was not successful in the long term.

Developers Behavior Digital

Deathgarden: BLOODHARVEST will shut Down By The End Of 2019
Deathgarden: BLOODHARVEST will shut Down By The End Of 2019

Developers Behavior Digital is more popularly known for their previous game, Dead by Daylight. Mostly what Dead by Daylight was about is also similar to Deathgarden: BLOOD HARVEST. It was also an asymmetric multiplayer game. In Dead by Daylight, four survivors were teamed up against one killer. Looking ahead, the trailer for the games Cursed Legacy update was released not too long ago. In terms of the sustainability of this game, it also faces challenges. While it thrives in its existence now, there is minimal scope to branch out the game and develop something new.

It’s not that Deathgarden: BLOOD HARVEST had nothing to set it apart from the many other multiplayer games, it did. The main challenge for Death-garden: BLOOD HARVEST came from the fact that the game was unable to handle and hold onto more players. The downfall of Deathgarden: BLOOD HARVEST raises severe questions on the viability of what may work in the gaming industry. In the game industry, a developer has to work with the trends of the time and continuously gauge gamers’ interests. In the last and final run of Deathgarden: BLOOD HARVEST, gamers can enjoy the game for free until it goes down. With the curtains closing on 2019, the curtains also close on Deathgarden: BLOOD HARVEST.