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Underworld Ascendant launches on Kickstarter

Strong start as OtherSide looks to bring back the magic of Ultima Underworld.

OtherSide Entertainment, lead by Paul Neurath (formerly Looking Glass Entertainment) who came up with the original concept for Ultima Underworld, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the independently developed sequel Underworld Ascendant. The developer is looking for $600,000 in backing and they're off to a strong start with more than 600 backers pledging more than $42,000 in just a couple of hours since the launch of the campaign. Remains to be seen if the pace can be kept up to fund the game, but this is certainly one of the more high-profile and ambitious kickstarter games in recent months.

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We also got a whole bunch of artwork from the game, as OtherSide seems to have gotten fairly far along as far as concepting goes.

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Hero concepts (left), NPC faction concepts (right)
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Spider related artworks.
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Will O' Wisps (left) and "Brain Creature" (right)
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Cave (low ceiling) and Crystals concepts.
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Dark Elf Armour and Dwarf "stuff".
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Dwarf Factory
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Dwarven Standoff.
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Elvish concept
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From the left: Haunt, Mushroom Hive, and Pickups.
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"Waterfall"
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Ripper

Additionally OtherSide Entertainment are looking for feedback on what design to go with for the Shamblers (see the two options in the video below).

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Some Shambler related artworks:

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Shambler alternative (left) and Shambler Armour (right).

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