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Descent: Underground gets a new Publisher

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Descendent Studios, the Austin-based developers of Descent: Underground. So now studio has a publishing and distribution arrangement with Little Orbit. Who are also a worldwide video game publisher in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. For those do not know, a reboot of the classic full-freedom shooter Descent. Little Orbit plans to expand distribution of Descent: Underground . Include retail boxed copies and console versions for XBox One and PlayStation 4. In addition to the publisher supporting, Linux, Ubuntu, Mac and Windows.

Descent: Underground FPS patch issues Kythera AI system for Linux, Mac and Windows PC

Descendent Studios, developer of Descent: Underground released a #significantartificialintelligence (AI) update for its #reboot of the #classic 1990’s FPS, Descent. This patch features Moon Collider’s advanced Kythera AI system, cooperative play against “bot” opponents, new ship types, and additional gameplay enhancements.

Moon Collider’s Kythera AI is renowned in the gaming industry for powering some of the most challenging AI opponents in games with unique gameplay requirements. In Descent: Underground drones navigate complex, maze-like maps in which “up” is relative! Moon Collider swiftly integrated Kythera intoUnreal Engine 4 to power Descent: Underground’s rich and diverse stable of robotic enemies.

“I was blown away by how quickly Moon Collider was able to translate our game designs into working Kythera AI behaviors,” said Descendent’s CEO, Eric “Wingman” Peterson. “Within a few days, they turned our bots from flying bricks into dangerous, terrifying enemies! Just wait until you see what they can do in Survival mode and our upcoming singleplayer campaign!”

Moon Collider worked with Descendent Studios to push the envelope of AI navigation. With improved awareness of three dimensional combat and voxel-based wayfinding, enemies make use of Descent: Underground’s full six degrees of freedom without any intervention from designers.

This game update allows players to fight these smarter opponents in offline, single-player practice and online in cooperative battles with up to four players in a match. In addition, this patch includes two additional player-controlled ships- the Warlock and the Goliath. The Warlock is a stealthy infiltrator capable of bypassing security doors and stealing from enemies. The Goliath is a hulking cargo transport that can compress ore into blocks to barricade tunnels. More details are available in the Release Notes.

Descent: Underground is available on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC, DescentUnderground.com, and other online sellers.

System Requirements:

MINIMUM:

  • OS: Kernel 2.6.32 or newer, glibc 2.12.2 or newer
  • Processor: 64-Bit
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 550 Ti or better, AMD 7950 or better
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Requirements subject to change as development progresses.

RECOMMENDED:

  • OS: Kernel 2.6.32 or newer, glibc 2.12.2 or newer
  • Processor: 64-Bit, Quad-Core, 2.5GHz or faster
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD 270 or better, NVIDIA 750 or better
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Requirements subject to change as development progresses.

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Descent: Underground gets VR update release for Linux, Mac and Windows PC

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#DescendentStudios, #developer of Descent: Underground, released their VR update for its reboot of the classic 1990s FPS, Descent. Codenamed “Beholder”, this includes the latest updates to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, providing full support for the major VR headsets now available. Codenamed “Beholder” it also includes the classic “Smart Missile”, new hidden areas with special power-ups, and additional #gameplay enhancements.

The Early Access version of Descent: Underground is available now through Steam, DescentUnderground.com, and other online sellers.

Descendent Studios showcased some of these VR improvements at the world-famous SXSW expo earlier this month. Enthusiastic fans waited in long lines to try out Descent: Underground on both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets. Among those applauding the game’s advanced graphics and gameplay were cast members from the popular Smosh Games YouTube channel and fellow YouTube celebrity sWooZie!

Check out sWooZ1e as he plays Descent: Underground on the HTC Vive:

“Descent: Underground’s VR experience is set to challenge the top tier of AAA action titles with advanced graphics and lightning-fast gameplay,” said Jason Spangler, Descendent’s CTO.  “As an indie studio, we like to say we are creating a “Triple I” experience, and VR is a big reason we think our game will stand out.” Spangler personally led the indie developer’s VR implementation. More details are available in the Release Notes:

Check out the full deals update for Enhanced VR, match browser, NEW map, and MORE in “Beholder”.

The officially-licensed prequel to the enormously successful Descent series of games, Descent: Underground combines first-person shooter action with six degrees of freedom vehicular movement. Players take on the role of pilots commanding space-combat ships in high-stakes battles for control of warren-like asteroid mines.

Descent: Underground was one of 2015’s most successful Kickstarter projects and is scheduled for release in 2016 on Linux, Mac and Windows PC. More information is available on the company’s website at DescentUnderground.com.

Descendent Studios, Inc. is an independent game development studio based in Austin, TX. The studio’s team includes several industry veterans who worked on titles such as Wing Commander, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Conquest Frontier Wars, Starlancer, Star Citizen, and Ultima Online.

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Descent: Underground gets a significant update for Linux, Mac, Windows PC and VR support

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Descendent Studios, the Austin, Texas-based #game developer, today released a significant update to Descent: Underground, its #reboot of the classic 1990s FPS, #Descent. Codenamed “Padre” this version includes the “Shaman” repair ship, a shotgun-like “Frag Cannon”, as well as enhanced visual effects like a “death roll” and “kill cam”. The Early Access version of Descent: Underground is now 33% off on Steam and through DescentUnderground.com.

Improvements in VR support also led to Descent: Underground being listed by Steam as first in relevance on “VR Support” for both “HTC Vive” and “Oculus Rift”. Additionally, this update adds full gamepad controller support for the launcher and in-game menus. Descendent first showcased the game on VR headsets at this summer’s Rooster Teeth Expo (RTX), where anxious fans waited in line for hours to play the game.

The release includes changes to the way ships appear to move, adding “weight” to the ships and enhancing the feeling that they are floating inside asteroids and space stations. The release also made changes to the look and feel of ship explosions, with the drones now bursting into pieces while the player looks on. It adds a new ship called the “Shaman”, a drone designed to repair teammate’s hull damage and restore their shields. Padre also includes an ammunition-based spread-fire weapon called the “Frag Cannon” that tears up enemies at close range. In addition, it connects in-game chat to the DescentUnderground.com website, allowing friends to stay in touch and coordinate both in and out of the game.

An officially-licensed prequel to the enormously successful Descent series of games, Descent: Underground combines first-person shooter action with six degrees of freedom vehicular movement. Players take on the role of pilots commanding space-combat ships in high-stakes battles for control of warren-like asteroid mines.

Descent: Underground is scheduled for release in 2016 on Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. More information is available on the company’s website at DescentUnderground.com.

Descent: Underground releases major content update for Linux, Mac and Windows PC

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#DescendentStudios, the Austin, Texas-based game developer, today released a #major #content update to Descent: Underground, its reboot of the classic 1990’s FPS, Descent. Nicknamed “Rama”, this version includes new game content as well as user experience improvements. The Early Access version of Descent: Underground is now available on Steam with a 67% discount and through DescentUnderground.com.

New features include a new multiplayer map called “Rama” which blends open arena space with confined rooms and passages. The “Torch”, a predecessor to the legendary “Pyro” of the original games, adds a dueling ship to the range of class roles available. Proximity Mines give an explosive spin to the list of deployable gadgets, while a fuel-guzzling Afterburner and the return of trichording help players escape from danger or get to the fight faster.

Players can now create their own match lobbies, selecting their favorite maps and game modes and inviting friends to play via a short code. Lobbies can also be public or private. Players also now have a career page that shows statistics about their in-game performance. More details are available in the Release Notes.

An officially-licensed prequel to the enormously successful Descent series of games, Descent: Underground combines first-person shooter action with six degrees of freedom vehicular movement. Players take on the role of pilots commanding space-combat ships in high-stakes battles for control of warren-like asteroid mines. Combining AAA graphics and unique gameplay, Descent: Underground attracted long lines at this summer’s Rooster Teeth Expo as fans clamored to get a chance to play.

Descent: Underground is available on Steam with a 67% discount and scheduled for release during the first part of 2016 for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. More information is available on the company’s website at DescentUnderground.com.

Also, make sure to check out the Descendent Studios YouTube channel for a ton of new content on Descent: Underground.

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