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Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter Update #5: Tim Stellmach & Scott Kimball, Claw Knuckles Backer Goal

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Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter Update #5: Tim Stellmach & Scott Kimball, Claw Knuckles Backer Goal

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Mon 9 February 2015, 23:00:31

Tags: OtherSide Entertainment; Paul Neurath; Scott Kimball; Tim Stellmach; Underworld Ascendant

In the five days since its launch, the Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter campaign has raised over 350,000 dollars. However, it's now slowed down significantly. In the latest Kickstarter update, Paul Neurath tries to spice things up by introducing the Claw Knuckles, Underworld's rather more modest equivalent of the megadungeon and Castoff's Labyrinth. The update also comes with two new "Meet the Team" videos, this time featuring Tim Stellmach and lead systems designer Scott Kimball. I'll post the former of the two here, along with the rest of the update:

On another topic, I want to talk about getting the word out about Underworld Ascendant. Back at Looking Glass we made some great games that fell under the radar. For example, our System Shock games were largely ignored when first released. Only years later have these games been broadly recognized as classics. Ultima Underworld fared much better, but even then it took nearly a year following release to get wide attention.

The Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter lasts but a month. We can’t wait a year for a larger audience to find us.

While we’re well along towards reaching our base funding goal for the project, it’s still up in the air how many of our stretch goals might get funded. We would love to do them all! They include some great extensions to the Stygian Abyss, and to gameplay. Also some wonderful innovations.

To reach more stretch goals the community of Backers will need to steadily grow over the next couple of weeks. You are the vanguard who first recognized the vision for Underworld Ascendant. It's your voice that will ring loudest with friends and colleagues to join us. Let’s make sure they don’t miss out on this great game.

So we've got a little challenge… Over this next week let’s see if we can exceed 8,000 Backers by a healthy margin.

As a pat-on-the-back for all Backers, if we end up exceeding the 8,000 mark by noon (EST) Sunday the 15th, we’ll gift everybody who pledges $5 or more a special Kickstarter Exclusive in-game item.

These dwarven-crafted claw knuckles pack a surprising punch for such an inconspicuous weapon. And for every 500 new Backers past 8,000 that join us by Sunday, our dwarven smiths will set an extra fine Blue Opal stone in the knuckles of the Little Friends. Let’s go for the bling!

Finally, if the $1,200,000 Stretch Goal (which includes co-op mode) gets unlocked during the Kickstarter, we’ll upgrade everybody’s Little Friends with an Enchantment of Stunning. If a pair of friends can simultaneous land a blow on a common foe, they will deal out a one-time stun.

So we ask that you venture forth and let your voices be heard!

Well, I suppose if there's one game that doesn't need a megadungeon, it's this one.

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