From the creative minds behind the Ultima Underworld® series. Return to The Abyss, a dangerous fantasy realm. Overcome great challenges, uncover lost secrets, & share knowledge with local factions to defeat a looming threat and become the Ascendant.
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October 15

Oct 15 Weekly Update

Hey everyone!

So this week we're working on Backer Beta fixes, a Mac and Linux Backer Beta, and plugging along on the core game. For anyone encountering issues opening up the Backer Beta, please check this thread to see if a solution here works.

We've done our best to be transparent about our development process over the past year, especially as we've had time to dedicate to listening to the fanbase and set up a feedback loop so the team can actively work on features. I spent this weekend working with many of you, wrangling keys from BackerKit or helping you submit last-minute address changes before the KS shipments go out, as well as coordinating some of the last of the physical rewards. Just today, I was compiling all of the feedback you've submitted over the weekend so we can review it as a team and consider how we can address many of these points.

We have less than 4 weeks to deliver the game, and there's still a lot we'd like to get done. This means a lot of heads-down work as we get down into the weeds and polish up this game. There's so much improvement that's gone on in just the last two weeks, and some improvements are hard to track until you take a step back and compare the work from a couple of months ago to today.

Our next step this week, once the Backer Beta fixes are out of the way, is to make sure that we're entirely focused on our priorities up to launch. We'll share more on those details soon...
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October 12

BACKER BETA AVAILABLE NOW

Our Backer Beta is available NOW for JOURNEYMAN backers and above!

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About This Game



From the creative minds behind the acclaimed Ultima Underworld® series, in Underworld Ascendant®, Paul Neurath and Warren Spector's OtherSide Entertainment is innovating upon the series’ signature player-authored gameplay forward in bold new ways.

Return to The Stygian Abyss in Underworld Ascendant®, the action RPG designed to encourage playstyle variety and choice. You are summoned by a mysterious figure to a breathtaking fantasy dungeon realm rife with danger and imperiled by the looming threat of the beast Typhon.

To save this world, and yours – you must unlock your creative potential, uncover lost secrets and gain favor with factions to maximize knowledge and strength. Utilize your environment to stack the odds in your favor. Devise the ideal plan to overcome the challenges you face or dive in and think on your feet.

Each decision holds great opportunity and grave consequence. What you leave behind will be engraved on the lives of others. Assuming you survive

KEY FEATURES:
A DEEPLY IMMERSIVE WORLD
Enter a fully-realized dungeon realm, rendered in expressive detail, where creative experimentation is encouraged and rewarded. Interact with useful flora and physics-based traps. Encounter fantastic creatures like steadfast Lizard Men, opportunistic Outcasts, and fearsome Mind Cripplers – all with unique abilities that can be used to your advantage.

REACTIVE NARRATIVE
Become embroiled in an epic plot, as rival factions vie for survival. Your decisions have consequences on events and in the world around you. How will you survive The Stygian Abyss?

A HERO TO CALL YOUR OWN
Launch yourself into fluid, intense combat. Cast powerful magic to defeat the enemy. Use stealth and subterfuge to avoid enemies and obstacles altogether. Freely mix and match across dozens of distinct combat, stealth & magic abilities, plus your choice of weapons, magical items and useful provisions to create a unique hero who is truly your own.

UNBOXED GAMEPLAY
Unlock your creative potential with the Improvisation Engine, where simulated systems make logical sense and can be both beneficial and hazardous. Experiment with a wide array of skills, items and magic. Manipulate the environment – and creatures who reside in it – to improve your chances. The game sets the challenge, the solution is up to you. Craft your own adventure.

EVER-EVOLVING QUESTS
Explore constantly-evolving environments, offering dynamic opportunities and deepening challenges. Set out on a wide variety of quests: from intrigue and manipulation among conflicting factions to opposing the growing influence of the undead. Delve into lost areas, collect rare objects, alter the environment, gather information and more.

UNIQUE REWARDS SYSTEM
Earn rewards and unlock skills through resourceful, varied and ingenious performance. Solve challenges in unique ways and push yourself to experiment.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) or 64-bit Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-2500 3.3GHz / AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 960/ AMD R9 380
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 45 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) or 64-bit Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel CPU Core i7-6700
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 1080
    • Storage: 45 GB available space

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