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Descent testing with players before release

descent testing with players before release on linux mac windows

Descent developers are now testing with players before release on Linux, Mac and Windows. Descendent Studios independent developers of the Kickstarter-backed Descent franchise. Also announced plans to release in 2019. Descendent “went dark” last fall to focus on completing an expanded single-player campaign with funding from Little Orbit.

Descendent Studios also stepped in to save the Unsung Story Kickstarter project.

Players who purchase Descent: Underground during Descendent Studios’ Kickstarter campaign. Or the Early Access will also be able to participate in playtests starting in October or November. Depending on their backer level. Additional information is available at Descendent’s website.

Testing with Players:

“We began this journey in open development with gamers, and we want to launch that way too,” said Eric Peterson, CEO of Descendent Studios. “Once Little Orbit joined in, it allowed us to build an even bigger single-player campaign and enhance the entire experience. Together we will bring the wonder of Descent to a new generation and we are grateful to everyone who has made that possible.”

In Descendent’s reimagining of the innovative and award-winning Descent franchise. Players fight through twisting tunnels and vast caverns where the concepts of up and down mean nothing. Since danger lurks around every corner. Enhancements to the classic formula include deeper storytelling and richer puzzles. Also ship classes with tech trees, modern multiplayer, and online cooperative play.

Descent (2018) Gameplay Teaser (Linux, Mac, Windows)

Gamers who did not pick up Descent: Underground in Early Access can still get the pre-order version. Since Descent will be available on Linux, Mac and Windows from

Pre-order benefits include:

  • PC Beta access starting in November!
  • A custom version of the Generation III “Viola” ship w/ exclusive paint job!
  • Special PC Beta challenges to unlock exclusive pre-season cosmetic rewards!
  • FREE Multipass upgrade for multiplayer seasons 1 & 2 to unlock even more cosmetics through additional gameplay challenges!
  • FREE “Secret Missions” DLC with additional singleplayer missions, landing later in 2019!

The Release:

The full release of Descent on Linux, Mac and Winodws as well as Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Nintendo Switch lands in early 2019.

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