From the creative minds behind the System Shock, Thief and Underworld® series. Enter The Stygian Abyss, a dangerous, highly interactive dungeon world. Mix and match dozens of combat, stealth and magic skills to develop your own unique style of play. Become The Ascendant.
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Mixed (14) - 57% of the 14 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Negative (281) - 37% of the 281 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Nov 15, 2018
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January 22

Jan 22 Weekly Update

Hi everyone!


This week, we continue to work on improvements to the game for Update 2, coming early February.


Some of these improvements include:
  • Making the Abyss one cohesive dungeon

  • Streamlining the first level of the game to include runic spell-casting and adding more narrative context to Marcaul

  • Continued improvements to AI

  • Improved main quest system

  • Improved Doom Counter and faction favor system

  • Adding in quicksave key bindings



& more that we're still working on.




We look forward to sharing Update 2 with you all!



Cheers,

The OtherSide Team
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January 2

Jan 2 Weekly Update

Afternoon, everyone! Here's our quick weekly update while we continue our work on Update 2 while monitoring bug reports that have come in after Update 1 launched.

More info to follow on KS rewards, playtest updates, and our plans for Update 2 as we work those out.


#ICYMI, we also have a post-Update 1 Survey available here.

We'd love to hear from players who have picked up UA again after Update 1, and what else you would like to see improved.
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About This Game



From the creative minds behind the acclaimed Ultima Underworld®, System Shock and Thief series, in Underworld Ascendant®, Paul Neurath and Warren Spector's OtherSide Entertainment challenges you to think creatively in an interactive sandbox environment.

You are summoned by a mysterious figure to The Stygian Abyss, a dangerous and constantly evolving dungeon world imperiled by the looming threat of the beast Typhon. To save this world, and yours – you must overcome complex challenges, uncover lost secrets and gain favor with factions to maximize your 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, from the village of Marcaul to the Vault of Nyx and seven other large-scale levels to explore, each comprising a labyrinthine assembly of rooms, passages, halls and ruins connecting massive cavern complexes. Interact with useful flora and physics-based traps. Encounter fantastic creatures like Lizard Men, opportunistic Outcasts, and fearsome Mind Cripplers – all with unique abilities that can be used to your advantage.



A HERO TO CALL YOUR OWN
Tailor your skillset by combining more than 75 skills from three different archetypes (Combat, Stealth, Magic) that you can mix and match to develop a unique hero who is truly your own. Craft over a hundred different types of spells using the runic spell crafting system. The game sets the challenge, the solution is up to you.

CONSTANTLY EVOLVING UNDERWORLD
Become embroiled in an epic plot, as rival factions vie for dominance in struggles that ebb and flow across the realm. The decisions you make have consequences on events and the world around you. Unique challenges, dynamic enemy spawning, variable Outcast-built structures and a degrading world state that varies enemy population provide a dynamic world to play through in many different ways.



EMERGENT QUESTS
Set out on more than 70 quests and numerous Side Bounties that reward you for avoiding detection, going unarmed and more, providing many opportunities to explore, replay and test unlimited strategies and playstyles.

UNIQUE REWARDS SYSTEM
Earn rewards and unlock skills through resourceful, unboxed gameplay 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 i5-6600 @ 3.3GHz / Ryzen 3 1300X
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 960 (3GB)/ AMD R9 280 (3GB)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 25 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/ AMD Ryzen 5 1500x
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB)/ Radeon RX 480 (8GB)
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 25 GB available space

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