Well, it started out as a beautiful morning until an Ambush spoiled the day. Stop the rebs from wiping out the regiment. Explore to find hidden weapon stashes.


Ambush Map  Ambush Map  Ambush Map 
Download Ambush.zip

Note: this will only work on game installs that have run cagebreak.exe to expand the game files. Download Darkest of Days tools here: http://www.8monkeylabs.com/dodtools_100.exe

Ambush Map

Based on the John Huston movie of Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage. Stop the rebs from taking possesion of the road. Explore to find hidden weapon stashes.


Red Badge Map  Red Badge Map  Red Badge Map 
Download RedBadge.zip

Note: this will only work on game installs that have run cagebreak.exe to expand the game files. Download Darkest of Days tools here: http://www.8monkeylabs.com/dodtools_100.exe

Red Badge Map

Fictional battle of a surprise encounter in the imaginary town of Coffeyville Tennessee. You need to help the Union forces or they will surely lose. Explore to find hidden weapon stashes.


Coffeyville Map  Coffeyville Map  Coffeyville Map 
Download Coffeyville.zip

Note: this will only work on game installs that have run cagebreak.exe to expand the game files. Download Darkest of Days tools here: http://www.8monkeylabs.com/dodtools_100.exe

Coffeyville Map

See how long you can survive in the Wild West. Injuns is an old time cowboy and indian fight. This is a survival mode map, its not easy, so have a sharp eye and use the wagons for cover. Be sure to explore to find hidden weapon stashes.

Injuns Map  Injuns Map  Injuns Map 
Download Injuns.zip

Note: this will only work on game installs that have run cagebreak.exe to expand the game files. Download Darkest of Days tools here: http://www.8monkeylabs.com/dodtools_100.exe

Injuns Map

Here's Secret of SmallTown, another custom map for Darkest of Days. Steal the secret orders and deliver them to the General. You're by yourself getting into a town protected by a Company of rebels. So you decide if you want to sneak in or go Rambo-style into town. Be sure to explore to find hidden weapon stashes.

Secret of SmallTown  Secret of SmallTown  Secret of SmallTown  Secret of SmallTown 
Download SecretOfSmallTown.zip

Note: this will only work on game installs that have run cagebreak.exe to expand the game files. Download Darkest of Days tools here: http://www.8monkeylabs.com/dodtools_100.exe

Secret of SmallTown

Planter's Field is another custom map for Darkest of Days. An aerial photo of a field was used to generate a bump map and the alpha maps for the textures and grasses. The object of the level is to protect a Major and fight off the confederates. Be sure to explore to find hidden weapon stashes.

Planter's Field  Planter's Field  Planter's Field  Planter's Field
Download PlantersField.zip

Note: this will only work on game installs that have run cagebreak.exe to expand the game files. Download Darkest of Days tools here:
http://www.8monkeylabs.com/dodtools_100.exe

Planter's Field

Bloody Gulch is a custom map for Darkest of Days, a first-person shooter video game developed by 8monkey Labs. It was made using the level editor Habitat released by the developers. But it'll serve as the name of this site as well.
The level is based on the Halo map Blood Gulch. But this time the setting is 1862 during the Civil War with each army trying to torch each other's barn headquarters. You need to help the Federals who are outnumbered 5:1, remember that the Confederates don't fight in the same tight formation as the Federals and can come around your flank from the woods. So don't waste too much time sightseeing, the hills will be gray with Johnny Rebs before you know it.

Download BloodyGulch.zip

Note: this will only work on game installs that have run cagebreak.exe to expand the game files. Download Darkest of Days tools here:
http://www.8monkeylabs.com/dodtools_100.exe

Getting a level editor that's pretty powerful, and I'm finding pretty easy to use, is a great tool for scripting out complex scenes with AI interacting with each other or triggering other events that can be played out and captured software like Fraps. There's even a 'cut scene' mode that turns the players viewpoint into a camera that can zoom and track objects. It really opens up the possiblity for doing machinima. This test below, with the exception of the titles and credits, was done in one take. The 'player/camera' was scripted to teleport to the next position, based on the timing of the scenarios.




In addtion to the Civil War there's WWI german and russian armies as well as Roman soldiers and citizens of Pompeii...not to mention Custer and the combined forces of Lakota and Northern Cheyenne tribes. If that's not enough extras and their props to cast and shoot a machinima hollywood blockbuster, then I don't know what it'd take. You get to play Cecil B. DeMille, John Huston and Howard Hughes all rolled into one.

Bloody Gulch
Bloody Gulch
Bloody Gulch
Bloody Gulch
Bloody Gulch