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 (28) - 89% of the 28 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (296) - 86% of the 296 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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September 12

Patch notes for EAv0.9.12a

The four seasons have come to ILB!
- I have added seasons to ILB. New characters start in spring and each season lasts 7 in-game days.
- It will automatically change to the correct season on load of older characters.
- I will be changing Farming next. Seasons will change what you can plant and when.
- In winter, you will not be able to plant anything, and nothing will bloom. You have been warned. Prepare for winter.

- I have changed buff timers to display just hour or minutes or seconds depending on length, rather than exact time.
- Survival Experience for digging was being rewarded on a per-swing basis instead of per-block.
- It has been changed to be awarded on block destruction and the amount is based on how strong the block is.
- This should increase the survival experience from digging quite a bit in the late game.

- Roasted coffee beans incorrectly had a rot time (that was not displayed). They no longer rot.


Patch notes for EAv0.9.12b

- All Staves now draw arms and shoulders correctly. When I fixed melee weapons, I forgot to fix Staves
- Scrolls now have a description of what they do in the popup window
- There is now a debuff for being in Nightmare. You will have less resistances and have a chance at dropping ancient items when you die.

- I accidentally left rain/snow off, but inclement weather is back.
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September 9

Patch notes for EAv0.9.09a

- Reduced the amount of damage that The Invigorating Ukulele does
- Hell Bats will no longer get the "sight" buff in Nightmare. No more digging all over the level.
- I have made big changes to The Tentacle of It
- The movement pattern and speed are very different.
- The room is slightly different.
- There are now visiual effects when the enlarging eye explodes.
- Nightmare AI is active now.

- Fixed a typo in the Weapon Stance Ancient item text
- Fixed a typo in the Defensive Stance Ancient item text
- You can no longer place dirt on top of ground-torches. Thanks for finding that one. It has been in a year and never reported.
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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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