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Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player, Co-op
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Greenlit! And now It is Time to Rumble!
King of the Sandbox
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Release date: End of 2016
Far more than a dungeon crawl, Underworld Ascendant is a next-generation sequel to the legendary fantasy RPG’s Ultima Underworld & Ultima Underworld 2. It not only modernizes the series’ visuals and user interface to take full advantage of the today’s powerful PC’s, it innovates in bold new ways.

Here's how:

THE UNDERWORLD AS A CHARACTER

No other game has such a vivid imagining of an underground fantasy realm as Underworld Ascendant. The Stygian Abyss is a vast world unto itself…

Plunder ancient temples, navigate subterranean rivers, gaze in wonder at the masterwork of jade dwarven halls, scale plunging ice caverns, trek through enchanted forests of giant mushrooms, dare shadowy tombs of the undead, and much more.

Alive with bustling underground societies: enclaves of human renegades scavenging for survival, villages of the mysterious shambler “mushroom people” performing arcane rituals, dwarven factories producing the finest arms and armor.

Face monstrous creatures like the ripper, a vicious, ambulatory plant whose bark is prized by The Stygian Abyss’ intelligent races; stay clear of mass migrations of ravenous rotworms; dodge the giant spider’s sticky webs it casts through the air.

Alter the environment to your advantage. Flood an arid plain to help the damp-loving shamblers expand their territory, gaining their favor. Changes you make can ripple across the game's reactive, ever-changing ecology, producing startlingly unpredictable results.

A DYNAMIC, PLAYER-DRIVEN NARRATIVE

Get drawn into an epic story with ties to the original Ultima Underworld games. Play as The Avatar, a human newly arrived from our earth through a mystical Rune Gate. As a “stranger in a strange land” you will…

Meet shrewd characters, with their own motivations and agendas. Some may be swayed to your cause, while others may manipulate you.

Encounter rugged dwarf frontiersmen, fierce dark elf renegades, and strangely alien shamblers. Each faction holds a valid claim to The Stygian Abyss. Which side will you join? Will you unite, or destroy?

Entangle yourself in a tale of intrigue and conflict as three fierce, rival factions struggle for control. Your choices will determine the ultimate fate of The Stygian Abyss.

THE IMPROVISATION ENGINE

Do you enjoy the freedom of choice in sandbox games like Deus Ex or Elder Scrolls? The team at OtherSide in large part invented this style of experience with the original Ultima Underworld -- now they intend to take it to the next level.

At the heart of Underworld Ascendant's distinctive gameplay is the Improvisation Engine, which gives you an array of tools to think up your own ingenious solutions to challenges.

INTENSE COMBAT & INVENTIVE MAGIC

Enjoy swordplay and spell casting that are distinctly dynamic and inventive….

Experience engaging first-person combat. Launch yourself into fluid, running battles where maneuvering and timing are everything. Utilize your environment to stack the odds in your favor.

Collect magical runes bristling with power. Learn to combine them to surprising effect. Discover potent spells like Charm Creature, Hailstones, and Clairvoyant Eye. Experiment to customize and improve their effects.

Obtain rare and powerful weapons and armor. Align with the dwarves to acquire masterfully-crafted plate mail. Trade with dark elves to gain access to an arsenal of enchanted weaponry.

CREATE YOUR OWN CHARACTER CLASS

Think outside the box of formalized character classes and concoct your own one-of-a-kind adventurer.

Jump right into the game choosing from a Fighter, Mage or Thief. But from there you are free to customize your Avatar to your individual play style.

Mix and match your favorite skills and perks. Create a mage skilled at stealth, a fighter who can summon spectral allies, or the ultimate thief.

Join a faction and gain special perks that improve your abilities to alter the environment, traverse obstacles, or craft traps.

STRETCH TRADITIONAL RPG BOUNDARIES

Stretch Goals will allow us innovate even further, adding companion creatures, co-op, user-crafted content, and more…

Crave fellowship and a companion creature? Vote for the addition of a vorpal bunny or mini-brain.

Use the Underworld Builder Toolkit to craft your own corner of the Stygian Abyss, and share it with friends.

Need a fighter's prowess in combat, a mage’s spell craft, or a thief's lock pick skills? Invite a friend to join you online for a cut of the loot. All your buddies’ offline? Use a Doppelganger Gem to borrow a friend's character as an invulnerable ethereal companion AI. Afterward, your friend will receive a message, with video highlights and rewards.

Even more ambitious Stretch Goals will be revealed if our fans are up for taking the creative journey far.
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371 Comments
K§H Oct 7, 2015 @ 12:04pm 
New gameplay footage released for Underworld Ascendant!!! Still very early in development, but this game is really shaping up rapidly - it looks fantasticc already: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLkX_s2euRk .

The game still needs support to become all that it can be : https://www.underworldascendant.com/ .

This is going to be awesome.
Johnny 5 Sep 25, 2015 @ 10:50pm 
Yes
Dragon Sep 20, 2015 @ 12:16pm 
Is this still in development?
Darkneko and Vexy Apr 10, 2015 @ 6:59pm 
Hi!My name is Christina Migliara and here my youtube channel where i vlog about video games and anime:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdPNUaZpUs_8cyNj_Fd4nYw. I am writing to you to ask if i can have review copy on your game? To promote your stuff when the game is done
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Nice!
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1210 Mar 8, 2015 @ 5:06pm 
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