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Descent: Underground

A project in Austin, TX by Descendent Studios

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Descent’s SIX DEGREES OF AWESOME returns! Blast enemies, collect loot, and level up through pulse-pounding combat inside asteroids!
Backers: 8164
Average Pledge Per Backer: $74

Funded: $601,773 of $600,000
Dates: Mar 10th -> Apr 10th (32 days)
Project By: Descendent Studios
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Latest News

The finishing KICK!

April 9th - via:
Hey Descendents!  It's been an exhilarating month long campaign. So much discovered, so many new friends met, and the building of not just a great game, but an amazing community.  Due to your amazing support our project has done very well, but we... (Read More)

Descent Underground - official trailer released

April 9th - via:
As we approach the last day of our campaign (30 hours to go), we are getting closer and closer to our goal. Today we updated our Kickstarter page, with an all new video. This shows the massive amount of progress our team has been making during the... (Read More)

The man who left behind $78 million to revamp a classic space shooter

April 9th - via:
Eric Peterson has dedicated 20 years of his life to the video game industry, handling development and production in startups and large studios alike. He has a passion for space games, and in April 2012, he helped found Cloud Imperium Games, the studio building Chris Roberts' massive interstellar simulator Star Citizen. (Read More)

48 hours left - let's do this !

April 8th - via:
Well it has come down to this - the last 48 hours, and we are gonna need that final finishing kick.   We will have some pretty cool stuff to show over the next few days, here is a small teaser for you guys to check out. Descent: Underground Teaser... (Read More)

Talking Single-player

April 7th - via:
Hello again, Descent fans! Only 3 days left in the campaign, and we're starting to see the end-of-campaign spike that we need to make it to our goal. We rocketed past $400K today, and we're drawing ever closer to 6000 backers. With your continued... (Read More)

VR Update

April 6th - via:
One of the cool things about working with a Freedom Person shooter game is the ability for us to support all the new VR devices that are coming out. We wanted to show you a little of our recent Oculus rift work. Michael "Viewmaster" Morlan sat down... (Read More)

MVP Awards!

April 4th - via:
Hello Community!!!      Our MVP award is given to members who actively contribute to making   Descent: Underground a better experience for all!   Congratulations BeckAltarr and Void Stalker!   Thank you BeckAltarr for creating an AWESOME radio... (Read More)

The Final Countdown

April 3rd - via:
Dear Descendents,  The final week of our Kickstarter campaign has begun. Together, we've raised well over half of the funds we need.  It is hard to believe there are just 7 days left, but with your help we will get there! In case you missed it,... (Read More)

Multi-player videos, Live-streams and 6 Degrees of Awesome!

April 2nd - via:
Hello Descendents!  It has been a great week for Descent Underground.  You guys continue to help us spread the word and it is spreading like fire all over the world.  And, everyone knows today is the day for our weekly Live-stream on our Youtube... (Read More)

Design, images, and interviews, oh my!

March 31st - via:
Hello, Descent fans! 10 days and counting to finish our fundraising with a bang and bring Descent back to the gaming world! After a strong weekend, we're still bringing in backers with regularity (including Erin Roberts of Star Citizen, who entered... (Read More)

Chris Roberts joins the effort, Greenlit on Steam and 5k Backer rewards!

March 29th - via:
Hello Descendents!   We're moving into the last two weeks of the campaign - and we're over halfway there! With your help, we are going to bust right through and make some serious noise doing it!   A big thanks to one of our newest backers, and my... (Read More)

Don't miss the pledge reward boosts and new add-ons!

March 27th - via:
Hey, Descent Lovers!   Just wanted to drop in today and make sure that everyone was aware of the great changes to the Descent: Underground Kickstarter campaign rewards. We've boosted the top level packages. All backers at the $250 level and above... (Read More)

Closing in on 5k Backers

March 27th - via:
My fellow Descendents,  We are rapidly approaching our 5000th backer. Thank you for your tireless efforts in supporting Descent: Underground!  Oh, did I mention that we have a treat planned for when we hit that number? I didn't did I, but we do --... (Read More)

The Underground Update

March 26th - via:
Greetings Descendents!  We are getting down to our last two weeks, and we are almost halfway there - amazing amount of support you guys have shown us and we appreciate all of it in helping make this dream a reality. There has been quite a bit of... (Read More)

Descent Underground creators tell us why they support the Mac

March 26th - via:
Our Descendent Studios interview: It's always great to hear what developers have to say about our beloved Mac platform and understand why they support it. (Read More)

A couple of shout outs!

March 25th - via:
Hey everyone, just wanted to send a quick shout out to our friends at Naturally Intelligent. Their kickstarter is winding down and it is pretty neat, especially the music. ... (Read More)

Thoughts from behind the camera

March 25th - via:
Cut! Print! Check the gate! For decades, those words spoken by an assistant director told a film crew they were moving on to the next camera angle. And, so it is, here in the Descendent Studios office as we are "turning it around" to get a new angle... (Read More)

Let's talk about the Drones

March 24th - via:
Hello, again, to all of you in the Descent: Underground community!   Today, it's time to unveil our first in-depth look at the game's design, featuring... well, me.  In our inaugural episode, we talk about the ships, how they relate to one... (Read More)

Jason outlines our reasons for choosing Unreal Engine 4

March 23rd - via:
Hi everyone   The excitement around the return of Descent is great!   The community's enthusiasm for Descent: Underground is awesome, and drives us to work with you to make the game even better.   One of the most common technical questions we've... (Read More)

After 16 Years Descent Returs with Descent Underground

March 23rd - via:
Descent, a classic game of the 1990s, gets a reboot via Kickstarter with Descent Underground. (Read More)

Let's get to the CORE of the matter.

March 22nd - via:
Hello Descendents,   Please take note of one of the CORE elements of Descent Underground.   It is a work in progress and there is a story behind that which I want to share.   One of the biggest things we believe in here at Descendent Studios is... (Read More)

Community MVP winners

March 21st - via:
 Hello Descendents! You are making a big difference in helping us get the word out to the world.  Every week we will be rewarding people in our community with the MVP badge in our forums for efforts that go above and beyond the call of duty.... (Read More)

Another great week for Descent: Underground!

March 20th - via:
Hey Descendents!   It has been a FANTASTIC week for all of us!   This week alone over 1200 more backers have joined our ranks. We've had some excellent press coverage, but more importantly, you've championed the cause -- and it shows, and WE LOVE... (Read More)

Sneak Peek - Work In Progress Level

March 20th - via:
Well Descendents,   I just could not wait, here is a better look at flying through the map we are kit bashing. What that means is we are building the pieces that modders will be able to use to build their own versions. And we are seeing how things... (Read More)

Kickstarter Madness!

March 19th - via:
Today has been another amazing day on the campaign! With your help, we hit the What's Popular list, and we are reaching more and more people who want to see the rebirth of true six-degree-of-freedom combat. More than 600 new backers have joined us in... (Read More)

What a great day, and what is that in the Sneak Peek image?

March 18th - via:
It's been a great day here at Descendent Studios!   We have over 3500 backers and flew right by $200k as well.   We are continuing to build momentum and this, in large part, is due to all of you spreading the word.   So keep it up, that is how... (Read More)

Classic FPS Descent to be rebooted by Star Citizen alums

March 18th - via:
Descent Underground prequel hopes to bring upside down crazy action to modern players. (Read More)

Drone Bay Sneak Peek

March 16th - via:
Get ready, awesome sneak peek ahead: here's the future home of your hulking Panzers, your teched-out Augers, all of your personal space-crusading death machines. The drone bay is a 3D hub screen and tool for preserving your ships between missions.... (Read More)

What Kickstarter Video Game Campaigns Launched March 8 - 14?

March 16th - via:
We take a look at all 36 Kickstarter video game campaigns that launched last week. From the great to the awful. (Read More)

Going Strong - and hello Torch KS - the ancestor of the Pyro GX

March 15th - via:
 Hello Descendents!  THANK YOU ALL!  We now have more than 3,000 backers and are off to a rollicking start.  There have been some very passionate discussions on both Kickstarter and our forums and that kind of passion is what is going to help us... (Read More)

Four Days In Keep Spreading The Word!

March 13th - via:
It has been a crazy four days!   Over 2700 people have backed our project already. We are humbled by the support, and thankful to all who have come on board. But we're not there yet! Keep spreading the word, so we can knock this out of the park and... (Read More)

Descent: Underground Is Verti-Go On Kickstarter

March 13th - via:
You wait fifteen years for a proper Descent game, and then several come along at once. Tsk. (Read More)

Descent: Underground - An einem Tag mehr als 100.000 Dollar bei Kickstarter

March 12th - via:
Die erst kürzlich gestartete Kickstarter-Aktion für das Actionspiel Descent: Underground hat an nur einem Tag mehr als 100.000 Dollar eingenommen. (Read More)

Answering the call

March 11th - via:
A Thank you and hello! It has been a great day here at Descendent Studios. We have been busy reading and answering all of the comments, and taking into consideration everyone's viewpoints on what makes a good game of Descent. And the good news is... (Read More)

Wow - what a great start!

March 11th - via:
THANK YOU ! Congratulations everyone, we are off to a great start, so many folks are looking forward to a reboot of the PC gaming classic Descent - and now we are a STAFF PICK - fantastic! With over 2000 backers, and over $130,000 pledged already, we... (Read More)

Descent: Underground is a MOBA-style reboot seeking funds on Kickstarter

March 11th - via:
Space ship-based FPS Descent could be back in the form of a MOBA-style multiplayer game. (Read More)

Descent revival title Descent: Underground hits Kickstarter

March 11th - via:
A bunch of Star Citizen's developers have broken off from Cloud Imperium to form their own studio to revive one of the 1990's most entertaining franchises Descent. (Read More)

Descent: Underground

March 11th - via:
Action-Klassiker erhält Kickstarter-Fortsetzung - Erste Videos (Read More)

Descent is being rebooted as a MOBA on Kickstarter

March 10th - via:
Adds team-based multiplayer to the disorienting space combat series. (Read More)

Another classic PC game rebooted: Descent sequel appears on Kickstarter

March 10th - via:
Six degrees of freedom. Six degrees of freedom. Six degrees of freedom. Six fregrees of dreedom. Fix sreedrees of greedom. (Read More)

Descent Returns Via Kickstarter in Descent: Underground

March 10th - via:
The classic 90's shooter series is back, this time on Kickstarter as Descent: Underground. (Read More)

Descent Franchise Returns with Descent: Underground

March 10th - via:
Descendent Studios announced today it will reboot the Descent franchise with its upcoming first-person vehicle shooter, Descent: Underground, for PC. (Read More)

Descent is Getting a Reboot Through Kickstarter

March 10th - via:
PC shooter classic Descent may have new life thanks to a just launched crowd-funding campaign. (Read More)

Descent: Underground - A Winner in the Making

March 10th - via:
Eric Peterson announces his new game, and Red Thomas heads to Austin to learn more about what fans can expect from the new project. (Read More)

Descent Underground Kickstarter reboots the PC gaming classic

March 10th - via:
The new Descent Underground Kickstarter campaign aims to reboot classic PC shooter Descent, and it's seeking $600,000 to do it (Read More)

Sci-fi game makers aim to bring back the 3D space combat of Descent

March 10th - via:
Developers hopes nostalgia for Descent will help it raise $600K. (Read More)

Descent: Underground - Alle Infos zur Kickstarter-Kampagne von Descent 4

March 10th - via:
Die Kickstarter-Kampagne zu Descent: Underground ist gestartet. Wir sprachen mit Lead Designer und Star-Citizen-Gründungsmitglied Eric »Wingman« Peterson über Release, Preis und Pläne für Descent 4, den Reboot des Höhlenshooters aus den 90ern. (Read More)

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