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Learning The Rope Spell – A Return to Underworld Ascendant

At the very beginning of 2018, I discovered Underworld Ascendant at PAX South. At the time, the team just had a small demo that threw me into the thick of things.…

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Video Game Releases for November 2018: Quiet Man, Loud Nukes

With the holiday season hot on our heels the gaming industry is pulling out all the stops to wow us with some last minute releases. There are some big names…

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Take up the mantle of Avatar in Underworld Ascendant, an upcoming first-person action role-playing game. This game is the next in the line of the Ultima Underworld series of games taking…

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Underworld Ascendant Release Date Announced

OtherSide Entertainment released a new trailer for Underworld Ascendant today at Gamescom 2018, and it includes its long-awaited release date: November 15. It is the spiritual successor of the Ultima Underworld games, developed by…

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The Creator’s Journey – A Profile of Indie Action-RPG Monomyth by Rat Tower

Rat Tower is a one-man studio working on a one-man show: the first-person action-RPG Monomyth. First announced in 2017 on the now retired Steam Greenlight, it has been in development since then,…

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35 Years Of Influence – A Look Back at Origin Systems, Creators of Ultima and More

There was a whole lot going on in the world of computers and games in the years leading up to the founding of Origin Systems in 1983. It was the…

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Underworld Ascendant’s Failures Are Part of The Fun

While I’m familiar with the Ultima’s place in the video game canon, as well as the history of the immersive sim, Underworld Ascendant has not been on my radar. Computer RPGs are…

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Warren Spector Shocks Industry by Returning for System Shock

Famed developer and educator Warren Spector has returned to game development. Today Spector, 60, announced on twitter that would be working with OtherSide Entertainment, a company formed by Paul Neurath in…

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Underworld Ascendant Releases Prototype to Backers

Recently, OtherSide Entertainment has been in the news for another announcement they made, that they are working on System Shock 3. However in that hoopla, what may be forgotten is that…

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Underworld Ascendant’s Kickstarter Begins

There are few RPG franchises that are both as venerated and little known to the wider gaming audience than the Ultima Underworld series. Despite it’s now relative anonymity, the Ultima Underworld series has…