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Descent Underground

2 months ago

Descent Underground is hopefully still coming, but maybe not as ‘Descent’

Over five years after Descendent Studios successfully finished a Kickstarter campaign for Descent: Underground, their dream of a new game in the tunnelbound spaceship shooter series has not yet come true. It got pulled from early access, its plans changed to focus on singleplayer, and... it went quiet for a long time. Descendent Studios and the publishers, Little Orbit have been tied up in a…

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2 years ago

Descent: Underground resurfaces with a shorter title and more single-player focus

For a while, I'd forgotten about free-floating FPS Descent: Underground - turns out it had just gone radio-silent for a retooling, announced here. Still being worked on by Descendent Studios and now backed by publisher Little Orbit, the game is now just called 'Descent', and is now a more single-player oriented game, diverging from the originally multiplayer-centric Underground.It'll be entering beta testing in November and is…

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5 years ago

Overload Demo: New Shooter From Descent Creators

The folks who co-created Descent in the '90s have released a playable demo of Overload [official site], their spiritual successor to the fine zero-gravity spaceship shooter series. With less than three days left on their Kickstarter campaign, they're just over half-way to their $300,000 goal (£210k-ish)."Er, Alice," you interrupt, "I'm not being funny, but didn't they Kickstart a new Descent last year? It's already out…

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Descent: Underground Unearthed On Early Access

Reimagining classic 90s video games is something crowdfunding platforms seem cut out for. Ah, nostalgia, what a wondrous thing. It's been some 15 years since a Descent game reached our telly screens, and 21 years since the first - a pioneering space shooter with six degrees of freedom - did the same.After barely succeeding on Kickstarter earlier this year, the multiplayer-focused Descent: Underground [official site]…

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6 years ago

Descent: Underground Is Verti-Go On Kickstarter

You wait fifteen years for a proper Descent game, and then several come along at once. Tsk.A group of industry vets have licensed the Descent trademark from Interplay and begun development of Descent: Underground [official site]. They launched a Kickstarter campaign a couple of days ago; as I write this they've already passed the 25% mark. Their pitch video follows.

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