OtherSide Entertainment successfully launched a Kickstarter earlier this yard for Underworld Ascendant, which the developer has described as the "spiritual successor" of the classic Ultima Underworld. The game is being worked on by several former members of Looking Glass, which developed the original game.
The video shows off gameplay revolving around the Stygian Abyss setting, with a rogue stealing a dwarven artifact controlling a volcano's magma flow into the dwarf’s metallurgic works. When she steals the artifact, she's menaced by a Shadow Beast, which forces her to escape using light and darkness.
According to founder and CEO Paul Neurath, “We want to immerse players into a fantasy world steeped in choices, where they can author their own way through the true role-playing experience. This video shows an early snapshot of the progress we’ve made since the Kickstarter, focused on just one aspect of gameplay, where the Shadow Beast and player are entwind in a deadly dance of light and darkness. We’ll be showing much more in the months to come.”
Gamers can check out Underworld Ascendant at the official site.