Descending: DreadChase Is Unlike Other Games

By Jim Rossignol on February 12th, 2013 at 7:00 pm.

I mean, it’s a bit like FTL and a bit like Descent, but nothing like either of those games at the same time. Creator Stephen Wheadon describes it as: “It is a full 6 degrees of freedom shooter/stealth game that is a spiritual successor to classics like Descent. The player is assigned to escort a mobile base in a journey across space. A large fleet of warships is in pursuit, desperately searching for the base to prevent its escape.” And also this stuff: “The stealth gameplay allows for surprise attacks, evasion and hacking opportunities. Everything is 100% destructible, including large bases (which explode in a satisfying chain reaction of detonations).”

There’s a Greenlight going on here, and there’s a video below, which I suspect you will want to watch. This one looks fascinating.


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  1. SuperNashwanPower says:


  2. Totally heterosexual says:


  3. Heliocentric says:

    Definition: Stealth(in games) : The art of making a game where the AI do not magically know everything.

  4. Kefren says:

    This made me think of the scary film Cube.

  5. daphne says:

    Never mind the footage, I was exhausted by the time I was done with that description.

  6. MOKKA says:

    That was pretty good.

  7. MinisterofDOOM says:

    Music reminds me of Metroid Prime. That’s a good thing.

  8. Hoaxfish says:

    So that’s what’s under a Scotman’s kilt.

  9. BooleanBob says:


  10. realkruste says:

    This is exactly how I imagine my computer looks from really up close.

  11. DrAmateurScience says:

    ‘They’ve gone to plaid!’

  12. Stuart Walton says:

    Reminds me of Pyrotechnica

    • N says:

      Yeah, same here, I still dig the style of Pyrotechnica. I never played it that much but its color scheme is not easy to forget. Amazing box-art also.

  13. zapatapon says:

    I have watched the video twice and still have not the faintest idea what I’ve been looking at

  14. PopeRatzo says:

    If it’s as good as Retrovirus, I’ll buy a copy.

  15. says:

    He blew up that one thing, and then all the other things blew up.

  16. strangeloup says:

    Oh man, the music and art direction combined on this are tickling my PS1 retro nerve. Is there yet a place where it might be purchased?

  17. boom_dk says:

    actually, judging from the attached video I’m seeing a lot of Descent and not so much FTL

  18. P7uen says:

    What did I just watch? I’ll take two!

  19. SwobyJ says:

    I’m scared!

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