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Underworld Ascendant Update #44: Dev Diary #1, Introducing Aelita, New Screenshots
Game News - posted by Infinitron on Tue 27 March 2018, 20:18:32Tags: Joe Fielder; OtherSide Entertainment; Paul Neurath; Sam Luangkhot; Underworld Ascendant; Warren Spector
After the Underworld Ascendant SXSW panel the other week, OtherSide said that a new video and a new monthly update were coming up next. The video came out last week. It turned out to be a dev diary featuring Paul Neurath, Warren Spector and Joe Fielder, apparently the first in an ongoing series. The video is a basic introduction to the game's design principles. Nothing we haven't heard already, although it does include a few more new snippets of gameplay footage.
As you may know, that level was designed by Paul and introduced players to The Stygian Abyss, and, according to many, the Immersive Sim genre. There are more than a few notable landmarks that fans will enjoy, as well as that game’s signature moldy cheese and other questionable food items.
It’s also our “un-training level” where we try to break players from assumptions they might’ve brought in from other games and how to teach them to teach themselves within the deep immersive sim environment.
You’ll see and hear more about it in future updates… and in the upcoming Backer Alpha.