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Paul Neurath and his team were able to wrestle the rights of the Ultima series away from EA, and are now working on a spiritual successor to the classic series called Underworld Ascendant.

The two decade old series has influenced many games that feature rich and dynamic 3D worlds, such as Skyrim, Bioshock and Deus Ex. On top of this, Neurath has formed a veteran team at Otherside Entertainment which include developers that had previously worked on titles such as System Shock, Thief, Bioshock Infinite, Deus Ex, and many more.

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The Kickstarter campaign for Underworld Ascendant has just launched, and has already gained $200,000 of the $600,000 pledge goal. Numerous stretch goals, such as Mac and Linux support, companion creatures, co-op and a ‘world builder’ have also been announced.

For those interested, the Kickstarter page for Underworld Ascendant can be found here.

 

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Nick grew up in the rural English countryside, where the pub three miles away was one of the few available forms of entertainment. Luckily, Nick wasn’t living in the 18th century and a steady flow of movies and video games were available and became a big part of his early life. Nick then went on to study Film & TV at University and now hopes to deliver interesting and thoughtful content to fellow enthusiasts.