Underworld Ascendant by RPG veteran Paul Neurath now on Kickstarter for Linux, Mac and Windows PC

Otherside Entertainment, the studio helmed by RPG veteran #PaulNeurath, has launched the Kickstarter campaign for Underworld Ascendant, the #spiritual #successor to the series that began more than a decade ago.

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Neurath who recently regained the rights to the franchise from EA, along with the team members that worked on the original series alongside him. Ascendant includes the archetypical RPG classes of thief, mage and fighter, but players can mix skills across the three as the game progresses. Player choices will also affect feuding factions across the subterranean underworld.

Get drawn into an epic story with ties to the original Ultima Underworld games. Which ” introduced the concept of 3D immersion, a player-authored experience, and a richly dynamic world to explore.” So you know you know Underworld Ascendant some epic moments and truly stunning gameplay.

Key features for Underworld Ascendant:

  • Exquisitely Realized Underworld – Plunge into The Stygian Abyss: dark, ripe with dangers, full of ancient secrets to discover. A vast subterranean fantasy world made startlingly real and alive.
  • Dynamic Factions – Become embroiled in an epic plot, as rival factions vie for dominance in struggles that ebb and flow across The Stygian Abyss. Your choices will alter the outcome in subtle and dramatic ways.
  • Improvisation Engine – Delight in player-authored gameplay taken to a whole new level, with a suite of technologies that empower you to solve challenges with astonishing ingenuity. Be the ‘MacGyver’ of a fantasy world.
  • Hero to Call Your Own – Jump right in as a Fighter, Thief or Mage. Then as your Avatar grows, freely mix and match across any skills to develop a unique hero, tailored to your style of play.
  • Pushing Boundaries – Stretch Goals will innovate on co-op play with a friend; letting you build your own corner of The Stygian Abyss; and more.

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Otherside is asking for $600,000 as a base goal, according to the Kickstarter page, with numerous stretch goals afterward. These include co-op gameplay, companion creatures, a world builder, and Linux and Mac versions, among others. As of this writing, Underworld Ascendant has raised more than $105,000.

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