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Our Big Announcement!

Posted by dunkelza , 01 November 2017 · 12,094 views

Our Big Announcement!

Hey Descenters,

 

For awhile now, we’ve been hinting at some exciting news that we couldn’t yet share with you. Well, now we’re going to tell you about it!

 

 

Way back when we started this project, we had two big goals in mind:
  • Give Descent the full, modern, high-quality rebirth it deserves
  • Do it in the “Indie” spirit, with devs and fans working together to make the best game possible

 

We let number 2 get in the way of number 1.

 

As we told you over the summer and when we pulled back from Steam Early Access, we found ourselves spending way too much time supporting the game-in-progress as if it were a live product. This stretched out our timeline way beyond where we wanted it to be- and time equals money. Wingman and Stormwind started going without pay. The rest of us followed- but we kept working full-time on the project because of our commitment to bringing back Descent.

 

We crunched the numbers and realized that without a distribution partner, it would take us at least another two or three years to finish the game we described in the Kickstarter, with folks working for the most part for free.

 

We needed a partner.

 

Not just any partner, but someone with that Indie spirit. Someone who understands the importance of gamers and shares our vision for Descent’s renaissance...

 

Someone like Little Orbit.

 

You might have heard about Little Orbit a few months back when they stepped in as developers to finish Unsung Story. These guys are in the trenches as devs, they care about gamers, and they also have a publishing arm.

 

Little Orbit is providing resources to help us finish the game much faster. They’re making it possible to go beyond a single-player prologue to build our full storyline campaign! They’re porting the PC version to XBox One and Playstation 4 to bring Descent to a new generation. Plus, they’re making it possible for us to boost up the graphics and reach for that AAA experience we really want you to have!

 

Together we’ve developed a schedule that gets this game in your hands a heck of a lot sooner than if we’d tried to go it alone. When? That’s Little Orbit’s tale to tell, but keep your eyes peeled for an announcement at one of the big 2018 conventions.

 

We are still the lead developers on Descent: Underground, we’re still in the driver’s seat creatively, and if you’ve been following us on BrightLocker, you’ve seen that we’re still involving gamers like you in the game-making process. If you’ve already bought the game in early access or as a crowdfunding backer, you’ll still get it. The goal hasn’t changed, but now that goal is more clearly in sight.

 

Thank you for your patience and support on this journey. Together, you, we, and Little Orbit are reigniting the flame of Descent and we absolutely can’t wait to share the full game with you!

 

-The Team



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We are so excited !!

WM

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awesome!

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Good to hear. I hope you can make this project become what you want it to be. :)

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Thadiun Okona
Nov 01 2017 05:36 PM

Always nice to see WM excited :) 

 

Congratulations on the partnership, I look forward to seeing where this goes.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi
Nov 01 2017 06:26 PM

Great to hear, you guys needed this lets hope all goes as planned and no more slowdowns and negative influences from negative people, lets hope we can blow the reactor and make it out of the mine to save humanity once again in a star system far far away.

 

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SWEET

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Sounds really great!

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Void Stalker
Nov 01 2017 07:29 PM

Very good guys!  I know you have had it rough for a while, but your tenacity is an inspiration.  So many people in this business give up or don't finish what they start. You all all stand-up guys and have always kept your word on everything you have done. You have my utmost respect and I appreciate you.

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Best of luck with the partnership, hope it turns out as or better than expected. Looking forward to seeing what you guys can accomplish.
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Sounds good, you deserve this!

Please don't forget us backers and continue the good work towards maximizing FPS(*) instead of MPH(**)! :)

 

(*) fun per second

(**) microtransactions per hour

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If I wanted a AAA-experience I wouldn't be kickstarting games, I would buy a AAA-game.

But great that you get an expanded campaign, I really want to find out what happens to the materia defender. 

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So Basicly it look a look at the books and a MAJOR KICK in the A - HOLE to realize that playing the game with online people was just a thing and not getting the game developed, I don't know what these little people have given you in terms of tool kits to get this game completed quicker, But it doesn't sound like anything Major at all Since when you had the KS you only wanted WHAT a 12 Play Single player game with multiplayer being the big thing.

 

So Whats changed you have what about 7 maps MP about how many in SP ? i dont know last time i knew anything about SP was about 5 levels ?, OR is it less ?.

 

And you where crunching out levels ? OR was the levels far too small for anyone else to care about ?

 

Me being a PC guy i dont care about you having the game on XBONE ONE or anything but i know it will give you more sales but what the hell does that matter when the game is still going to be soo small ?

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Swingarm1032
Nov 01 2017 10:13 PM

That is cool, I am happy to see that there will be major development in the future...

Congrats here too!

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Great news. I hope the partnership goes well and I look forward to the future of Descent: Underground.

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(to be read in Strong Sad's voice)

 

I am glad I am in the 500 first backers on this as I paid $25.00 and not in the group that paid crap loads for ships that everyone gets for free now. Star Citizen made it look easy, but this is Descents rebirth not Wing Commanders. To be honest I stopped being excited about this project the day it was sold at half price on steam early access, and it has done so many times. If good intentions made good games this one would be a chart buster. Its good I guess that it will not be abandoned. Its good to see that someone with the ability to finish this project is taking over. Not sure what went wrong but at least an end is near, glad that this game will get more love, its got a good direction and now the push to get it to where it needs to be. Congratulations I guess.  

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tobad the mainplan failed but good luck on ya new adventures.

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This sounds great!!  Keep on pushing...

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Sounds like a really amazing learning experience you've shared with us all, while still delivering on the goals. Dang, I think you got some good karma headed your way!

 

Thank you for your diligence and dedication to wrestling Descent back into our universe.

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I don't come on here as much but glad to hear you partnered with someone who shares your values.  Best wishes, and good luck Wingman and the team, mad respect!!

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So, does this mean you are, in the future, going to dump the PC version and leave all us PC only users out in the cold?

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