Hello fellow Descenters!
We wanted to start letting you folks in on some of the fun and cool stuff that is in the game, which you will be enjoying very soon! So, without further ado, here is an update for this week from Descendent Studios.
We are testing all of the single-player missions. We have many things to test and our QA team is running through each one. The team is fixing bugs to make sure things like objectives are triggered in the right order, cutscenes play correctly, and using the proper voices and sounds for each and every mission.
We are also busy sprucing up the visuals and special effects in our many exciting missions! Some of those adventures require unique elements- like a massive rocket engine firing off:
When we started this adventure, our team of 10 folks had HUGE aspirations for rebooting the Descent franchise! We wanted to do a PROPER reboot, not just a remaster, or even a continuation of the old game play. We wanted to do something that built upon the foundations set back then, and added new elements and challenges that take advantage of some of the new gameplay developed since the 90s. That is not an easy task for any team- a tough balance to strike to be sure.
We think with Little Orbit's assistance we have been able to get there.
Ten people is not a large development team - tiny, even. That is why the game has taken quite a bit longer than anticipated, but as we near the end, we are very happy with where we are, and would not have been able to get there without you guys, and your patience. This game is ultimately a labor of love for the team and for the people that backed us on Kickstarter and throughout Early Access on Steam and GOG. We will be coming back to both very soon under LIttle Orbit's banner, and as simply "Descent".
This is/has been an epic adventure, and we have so much more to show over the coming weeks as we get closer to full launch on the PC, Mac, Linux, XB1, PS4 and Switch - WOW, that was not in the plans during our Kickstarter, I can tell you!
So, we have the chance to show an entirely new gaming generation what 6DoF gaming is all about - I can't wait, and your wait is almost over.
Thanks for joining us on this journey - See you all in the mines.
- The Team