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Descent is back! Pilot your ship & battle foes through twisting, turning tunnels with unrestricted 3D movement & FPS action in Zero-G!
Descent is back! Pilot your ship & battle foes through twisting, turning tunnels with unrestricted 3D movement & FPS action in Zero-G!
Descent is back! Pilot your ship & battle foes through twisting, turning tunnels with unrestricted 3D movement & FPS action in Zero-G!
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    1. 3rd Dimension Gear (3DG)

      Could you recommend system specs needed to run this game? I will probably need to upgrade my PC!
      Ideally specs to run it "well" =)

    2. Descendent Studios Creator on

      @Richard We were testing out some discount features - go here to see what the discussion was about and how it ended up.

      Great discussion and the resolution with the community involved worked for everyone.


    3. Ric Tomsett

      @Descendent Studios - That's not right, I paid $85 for my "I Did It My Way package" during the KS and now it's available post KS with 15% off and all the same benefits! Why did I back this project? I would like to be reimbursed 15% please. :-(

    4. Descendent Studios Creator on


      No worries - just put in No address - the survey is pretty generic.

    5. David Chartier on

      I see there is a reward survey to complete some details to get our rewards. I backed the MATERIAL DEFENDER $35 tier, which was all digital goods, but your survey is asking for my home address, which I would rather not hand out.

      Is there a chance you can change the survey requirements? Thanks.

    6. Descendent Studios Creator on

      Very Quiet in here - hope everyone has migrated over to our forums !

      BIG THANKS !


    7. Descendent Studios Creator on

      Ooops - yes, Subscription is just a voluntary access to the Devs type of deal - nothing required to play the game.


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      LotharBot on


      (1) the "subscription" has nothing to do with the game. The subscription allows you access to developer meetings, special streams, things like that. It's community/fan type stuff that's not at all gameplay-affecting. As has been stated explicitly by the devs multiple times, if you bought the game, you do not have to pay another dime for anything ever. The majority of the information from the streams will be openly discussed on the forums after the fact; the subscription just means you get to listen real-time. (If you don't want the subscription but you do want alpha/beta, you can buy those for considerably less than $79.)

      (2) The $35 package is still worth $35 in the other store -- it's the $25 package (which was also available here) plus the $10 beta add-on.

      (3) The other store allows people to keep pledging for the game post-kickstarter, either at the same price as the KS or at a slightly higher price. You can also use it to add to your kickstarter package (if you want to add alpha access to a package that didn't have it, you just go to that store and buy alpha as an add-on. If you want some t-shirts, buy some t-shirts. And so on.)

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      QTX on

      Dear Developers,

      Please can you respond to these comments. Its important.

      Jouni Lahtinen about 6 hours ago
      I honestly have no idea what this post means. Are you saying that the game is now subscription based - and with high-premium subscription model launched before the game is even in Alpha?
      I know I'm a lowest-lever backer - a fan of old Descent single player campaigns who just wanted to follow where the project is headed. If the direction was to be good, I might have purchased the full game once I got myself a non-potato PC. However, if the way I read this announcement holds true, I'm disappointed already. I hope I just misunderstood this announcement.
      Clearing up the confusion via a confirmation - one way or the other - would be nice.

      Richard Burt about 17 hours ago
      Talk about bait and switch, take my money, then tell me that I can pay a substantial amount more for extra benefits. This should have been front and centre during the campaign. Whole thing smells bad, I wouldn't have backed the game if these costs were explained at the outset; or maybe that was the plan? :(

      Conzar 2 days ago
      Will DU now be a subscription based game. If so, I certainly would not have backed this game if I knew this.

      QTX 3 days ago
      I think I have this now.
      So basically my $35 package is now worth $25 in the new pledge store. Awesome!
      Then I have to pay another $79 to $99 per YEAR to read the inside information on what is happening with the game development forum and to get alpha access.
      I am not impressed!

      Jarrah 3 days ago
      Can the week in review info be put here? I don't bother following blogs.

      QTX 4 days ago
      Exactly.. How does this affect backers? Not clear on this either.

      DarkxPunk 4 days ago
      How does this new store affect us backers?

    10. Descendent Studios Creator on

      Make sure you come to our website and register - we need to get all the info to fulfill our pledges, especially T-shirts etc.


    11. austinwcraig on

      Funding is at 613k. You can still pledge on the web site.

    12. Descendent Studios Creator on

      @Everyone we are working on migrating the data - which is no small task should be by the end of the month.


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      Michael on

      I know there up, but it's only bots

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      Steve Carter on

      Yo, when will our kickstarter pledge be reflected on your Descent Studio web site? -src

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      LotharBot on

      @Ryan, it's too early to have the system specs nailed down. But we know it's the Unreal 4 engine, which requires a quad-core processor, 8 GB RAM, and a dx11-compatible 3D card. We don't know if D:U will require higher specs than that, as it's presently not particularly optimized and still in the earliest phases of development.

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      Ryan Collins on

      Is there anywhere the expected system requirements for gameplay are listed? I didn't see it anywhere.


    17. Lawrence Britt on

      D3 servers are still up. Visit the list here:

    18. Jito463 - WoOS, LofUT on

      And even more strange, is making them required fields, forcing me to put something in them to finish it.

    19. Jito463 - WoOS, LofUT on

      What was with the survey questions? "What prompted you to back at the level you did?" "Have you registered at our website?" Really? I've backed many projects, and not one of them have asked anything remotely along those lines. Those are some strange questions to put in the rewards survey.

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      Michael on

      It be awesome if you could bring up some d3 servers for us to fene out on until this game comes out.

    21. Descendent Studios Creator on

      Gary - we want to do that, talking about how to handle it in the new store.


    22. Jaxley on

      Gary Marks: Good question! The website store at Descendent Studios will be undergoing some changes and upgrades going forward. There will be numerous additions on way. Make sure that you register with the site, stay involved with the community and check back often!

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      Gary Marks on

      Any chance you guys will offer a ship pack upgrade/add on, so we can add ships to our pledge? I bought a four pack but couldn't really afford a four pack with extra ships for everyone.

    24. Norman Picard on

      So glad we did it! Can not wait to play this game!

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      Peter Schnare

      Did you actually have a typo on typo on your typo message you sent out? I think you meant typo but typed type.

    26. Senalaya on

      @Robin Edgar: Kickstarter's survey system is rather primitive. It only allows a project to send one single survey to all backers and this only one time. Thus they had to compromise with a survey form, that fits all backers.

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      Robin Edgar on

      Hi, I just received an email asking for my personal information so you can ship me my reward. Considering my pledge (EARLY BIRD: MATERIAL DEFENDER) is purely digital content, I don't understand why this is being asked of me. Why do you want my home address?

    28. William O'Meallain

      @Geoffrey, actually SpaceOrb used a serial port, and there's an open-source project called "orbduino" that allows you to use it on a USB port. Do a Google on it. Oh, how invigorating it would be to use the SpaceOrb on new Descent...20 years on!!! :)

    29. Jaxley on

      For those who haven't done so yet, register for a forum profile and continue the conversation with an amazing community!

    30. Pierre Laporte on

      Congratulations Descendent Studios ! ;) I'm so happy ! :)

    31. tarasis on

      Congrats! Will pick up some more bits later like the art book and soundtrack. Wasn't in the position to do it in time for the end.

    32. Ryan Allen on

      @Matt Legowski, @Eminus Sleepus

      Ah. Well I stand corrected then. Thanks! :)

    33. Steaphan Greene on

      Yay! You all had me worried there. Looking forward to 2016!

      ...and I really hope this one includes good Oculus Rift support. That would be amazing!

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      Daniel Seyi Kolawole on

      That was too close for comfort ;-)

    35. Anders T.N

      Good luck guys. And keep those videos coming ;)

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      Groovy One on

      Just awesome! Well done guys! We spread the word and encouraged the peeps..!

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      JS on

      Wow that was close! Congrats.

    38. Senalaya on

      Congratulations to the Descendent Studios team for the successful Kickstarter campaign!
      Remember, the pledging continuous on
      and there are still stretchgoals to be achieved:
      $625,000: Shaman (repair ship)
      $650,000: Torch (light combat ship) for every backer
      $675,000: Warlock (technical specialist ship)

    39. Diagnoosi on

      Nice! GJ everyone! :)

    40. martin 'blessu' sylvester on

      Prepare for descent, well done guys you have some guts. Regards from 'blessu' in the UK.

    41. Reese Holland on

      CONGRATS! I was worried when I checked in a few days ago. I'm looking forward to getting in some old-fashioned 3D blasting!

      Just please PLEASE make controls and gameplay smoother than Strike Vector! :D

    42. Erik Grape ⊂ Orders aplenty on

      Congratulations! Wow, this was a close one.

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      joe_dude on

      Logitech M570 + G13 at the ready! Gonna be like old times! :D Also, I don't think people were "trolling" at the end. Some people probably committed beyond where they were financially comfortable hoping to make this happen. :)

    44. Kyle Mulligan on

      Holy crap; This. Is. Awesome. So pumped to finally see Descent back in action!

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