It Lurks Below is an action-oriented, survival RPG in a randomly generated world. Fight through the massive underground dungeon, customize your character with random items and find out what evil lurks below.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (12) - 100% of the 12 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (428) - 88% of the 428 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 25, 2018

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Why Early Access?

“It Lurks Below is a fun new one-man indie game project from myself, David Brevik, the creator of Diablo and Diablo II. Although the game is already engaging and addictive, I want to use Early Access to make the project even better. I’m a big believer in actively communicating with your community, getting feedback and improving the final product. This has already been going on in a small closed beta, but I’m ready to open it up and make the best possible game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I estimate that the game will be fully released later in 2018. I have been working on the project for about a year and 4 months so far, and though progress is rapid, I still have content I feel needs to be in the game and polished for release.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The focus of development during Early Access will be on finishing the content for the game. Although there are hours and hours of content, I still want to add more skill items, new bosses, new recipes, new runewords, more unique items and many other changes to get to the final version. Most importantly though, I would love to hear from the community. What do they really wish was in the game? With the beta I have been running, there has been quite a bit of constructive feedback which has resulted in changes and new content for the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is full featured. There are many hours of compelling gameplay with many skills, builds, classes, and items. What the game lacks is some of the end content. About two-thirds of the world is complete.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes. Early Access supporters will receive a lower price.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Working with the community is a vital part of the way I create games. This has been true with this project and other projects I’ve worked on in the last 10 years. During the closed beta I have been in constant communication with the supporters and patches have been frequent.

There will be updates every few weeks and detailed notes about what is being worked on and what has been put into the updates.”
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February 22

Patch notes for EAv0.02.22a

- I have lowered the minimum recharge time through modifications and affixes to be 0.25s
- I have rewritten the way picking up a building works. I'm hoping to remove the bugs associated with leaving doors/npcs/etc behind. You shouldn't notice any change to the mechanic.

- The Intelligence to Lightning resistance wasn't working for Rank 7 and 8 of the Wizard Thunderstorm Text, but it is fixed.
- There was a display (and preventing recharge) bug with wands that had a recharge time of less than 0.5s, but this too is fixed.


Patch notes for EAv0.02.22b

- Somehow there was a bad patch created. I'm not sure why, but trying to get it running again.


Patch notes for EAv0.02.22c

- I have turned off Cloud Saves for now to see if there is a problem with my Steam integration and the game not running.

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February 21

Patch notes for EAv0.02.21a

- The Wizard Ancient items have changed. They now go up to rank 8 and have many new abilities and features. This is the first of the new character class revamps with builds.
- If you are a Wizard, your attributes and ancient items have been reset and your gold refunded.
- There will be other dropped ancient items which will support these builds, but they aren't in yet.
- I've changed ancient item ranking message on pop-up to be more specific instead of just 'not enough gold'. It now says 'gold' or 'orbs' or 'both' depending on which.
- I have changed armor for Monsters. Monsters randomly had armor before, but now they all have armor.
- Armor is scaled on level. There is almost no armor in Normal difficulty (13 armor at level 30) and ramps quite a bit at the end (330 at level 100).
- Armor is a direct reduction to damage per bolt. Sadly, this could be a big nerf to spray wands, but we will see.
- Note: Armor was in the game before and was a reduction to damage per bolt, but the armor values scaled differently, so you may not notice much change.
- To counteract monster armor, I have added an armor penetration stat. It is displayed in the character info and can be a random affix.
- I have changed the boring affix to be a random value of armor penetration instead of straight 50% armor reduction/penetration.
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About This Game

It Lurks Below is a retro-styled, 2D, action-oriented, survival RPG by David Brevik. Create a custom character and choose from several different classes to delve deep into the mysteries of what evil lurks below. Dig down and explore the randomly generated levels, find random items, and combat deadly monsters to get the answers.

Though this game looks similar to other games in the genre, it plays very differently. It is a true RPG, with many stats and character classes. It is very reminiscent of other games made by David Brevik such as Diablo, Diablo II, Hellgate: London and Marvel Heroes. With six character classes to choose from, randomly generated levels, random stats on items, secret areas, bosses, a survival talent tree and three different play modes, it delivers on a very different and unique gaming experience.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.2Ghz+
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 256 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 256 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Required

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