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David Brevik's Side-Scrolling ARPG It Lurks Below Has Launched

Gaming article by Robert N. Adams on May 31, 2019 at 2:45 PM
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Side-scrolling action RPG and survival game It Lurks Below has finally left Steam Early Access after a little more than a year in development. This game from one of the Prime Evils behind the Diablo games has had a rapid (and frequent) development cycle. It's now reached the point where David Brevik of Greybeard Games is happy to call it Version 1.0.

A news post on the It Lurks Below Steam Community page has announced that the game has finally exited Steam Early Access. One of the hallmarks of the game's development was that David Brevik updated it every few days, a pattern that he continued when he released Version 1.00b a day later to fix a number of small issues.

 

Check out the It Lurks Below Release Trailer to see the game in action!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieb5Vj7VA_4

 

If you haven't yet played this game, it's a pretty neat little title that would be well-familiar to fans of games like Terraria and Starbound. That's not to say it's the same, mind — the brain behind this project is David Brevik, a man whose work includes the Diablo games, Hellgate: London, and Marvel Heroes. Players can select from multiple different game modes including survival and permadeath, and every single one of them provides a robust challenge that will truly test your skills.

The one thing missing from It Lurks Below is a multiplayer component. David Brevik said on his Twitter that he'd be willing to add it into the game provided that the sales go well enough. The game managed to rank on Steam's New and Trending charts, so let's hope that it goes well enough for Mr. Brevik to add in even more features!

 

https://twitter.com/davidbrevik/status/1134089082592612353

Multiplayer isn't the only new feature that could come in a future version of the game. David Brevik said that he likes the idea of adding hirelings to the game a la Diablo II in our interview with him late last year.

We checked out It Lurks Below for Coverage Club and found it to be a good old time. The game's certainly changed a lot since then, so there's never been a better time to check it out! If you're looking for a new game to play and you like a challenge, you can buy It Lurks Below on Steam right now for $19.99 or your regional equivalent.

What do you think of It Lurks Below? What's your favorite game of this style? Let us know in the comments below!

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Robert N. Adams

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!