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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. Descendent Studios Creator on

      Game is out on Early Access on Steam - you can play Single player vs bots, you can play co-op vs bots, you can play survival as SP or Co-op vs bots, you can play 10 maps with 9 different game types versus other players. See you in the mines.

    2. Descendent Studios Creator on

      Game is out on Early Access on Steam - you can play Single player vs bots, you can play co-op vs bots, you can play survival as SP or Co-op vs bots, you can play 10 maps with 9 different game types versus other players. See you in the mines.

    3. Ian Wellock on

      So, the update telling us where you are, says that you're so far away you need to bring in "a lot more developers", and you'll tell us more "in the months to come".

      Honestly, after six months of nothing, and over a year after your estimated date, to be told only that you need a lot more developers for months to come, is enough to make me think that all your words about delivering were just hot air.

      I want a refund: I don't believe you're ever going to make this game.

    4. Descendent Studios Creator on

      New update - Telling folks where we are, and a lot more cool stuff on the way, including Single Player....should be fun....


    5. Mike Frey on

      When will Descent be working again on my MacBook Pro with Sierra 10.12.5? I posted a bug, but no response. I get "This version is incompatable with the current environment." error. I have tried rebooting and uninstalling and reinstalling Descent all without success.

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      QTX on

      Well I can say at least the developers followed through on this.

    7. AcesofDeath7 on

      Another fun game needing help to get backed. Fort Triumph - Tactical RPG

      Hardcore tactical turn-based gameplay.
      Fully Interactive environments at your disposal.
      Heroes evolving by learning new abilities from their class skilltree.
      Non-linear, contextually generated missions and quests.
      Strategic gameplay and world map exploration.

    8. Descendent Studios Creator on

      We are not going to guess, we are working on Single player, should not be too long.

    9. 3rd Dimension Gear (3DG)

      Do you have a target for final release date? I tried a early version, but I think it was too early. I'm looking forward to when single player is fully complete. Any guess on timeline would be appreciated =)

    10. Descendent Studios Creator on

      @Joel - yes, if you hit us up on our website and you have not activated it yet on Steam or on our site then we will get you hooked up on GOG. Eventually we will be able to hook all versions up but we are waiting on GOG to implement that feature for us.

      @Poz - thanks a ton - should be even better now.

    11. Joel Segerbäck on

      Since it's out on GOG now, will backers get access to that version as well, whether through GOG Connect or a separate key?

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      Poz on

      Hey, was just playing with the rift. Huge improvement from a few months ago. Amazing work! EXTREMELY HAPPY I BACK YOU GUYS!

    13. Descendent Studios Creator on

      @Everyone - if you have not linked your Kickstarter account to our website, please do so now, all you have to do is find your backer number and then click the link on our website at and get the can even link your steam account by selecting your account name on the forums and the drop down tab to game and do it there.....come in the mines, play some survival, or co-op vs bots, or perhaps multiplayer is your thing, the game is solid, fun, and growing....

    14. Descendent Studios Creator on

      @Chris McMahon - cockpit has been in and working for a month or so - as to weather you spew - well....can't say, we are more of a roller coaster than a cutesy Job simulator - so...that is all tolerance...and VR legs - but we have thousands playing with VR without spewing so.....

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      chris mcmahon on

      Have they fixed the missing cockpit frame for VR or is this game stil a vomit comet?

    16. Ryan on

      Final 3 hours! Confirmed for Windows, Linux, Playstation 4, and Xbox One.

      Three stretch goals already met.

      Remaining stretch goals include: additional rooms and groves, full orchestral soundtrack, full map editor, original source code is open sourced, full mod support, full art book, additional death scenes, and V.R. support.

    17. Descendent Studios Creator on

      @Justin & @Kristy - it is in Steam Early Access you can play it now while we are still developing it. Find out more at our webpage:



    18. Arianna Robinson on

      Has the game been released?

    19. Kristy Fowles on

      I thought this was coming with a Steam release, I haven't received a Steam key though... :?

    20. Cosmic Beard

      Obviously we are all Descent fans here. Like Trent DeRoc said, Overload needs all the help it can get in order to get funded. There's enough room in our Descent loving lives for two spiritual successors of this beloved series. Please go pledge and try the teaser demo at to get a sense of how amazingly "Descent" Overload really is!

    21. Trent DeRoc on

      If you guys are big fans of Descent, you are going to love Overload! Overload is a campaign-based spiritual successor to Descent made by the developers responsible for the ORIGINAL Descent. Check it out here:

    22. Descendent Studios Creator on

      New build is out - lots of new features, Descent Underground is taking Descent into the 2000s for an all new generation of gamers to enjoy.


    23. Adam Clark

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    24. Descendent Studios Creator on

      @Poz - you can play on the Rift right now - get in the mines.

    25. Descendent Studios Creator on

      @Soopy - we did that as a limited charity deal. Game is fine, new build today.

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      Fredric Åkerman on

      If anyone have gotten your HOTAS Warthog joystick and thruster to work? Mail me :

      Works fine in DK2, now I need good input

    27. Soopy on

      Yikes, Descent Underground is currently in a $1.89 bundle on indiegala. That doesn't bode well for the project...

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      Poz on

      Would be awesome to play this on the rift! How is that coming along?

    29. Miller on

      I love the new build! Everything is looking great and feels smooth. Keep up the good work.

    30. Randal V. on

      Nice..... still in early access and already discounted to $9.89. Oh well gotta learn these lessons the hard way I guess.

    31. Bob Saunders on

      Hi, guys, I've been trying to get in touch with you via kickstarter for over a month. Sent a new message just now, so it ought to be near the top... ;)

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      Rodney on

      Found it.. Thanks..

    33. Mike on

      I'm at the 30$ beta level. How do I get my Steam key?

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      Rodney on

      Also I should get 2 Steam keys as I backed at that level. So 1 key I can give to my son.

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      Rodney on

      I noticed this is on Steam now? How do I get my Steam Key please?

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      Fredric Åkerman on

      To work this well and be so fun in this stage of development is impressive to say the least. When can I start using my Oculus DK2? And will I be able to use my TM Hotas Warthog?

    37. PyroGX on

      Hi Matt, only players with alpha and/or pre-alpha access are able to play just now. However, given the speed of the devs, beta will be up soon ;)

    38. Matt McDonough on

      I can't seem to get set up with my beta access who can I contact about this?

    39. Descendent Studios Creator on

      It will run pretty well on a medium spec machine, with say an Nvidia 560 card, and an I5 processor, but it is best to run it on Ultra with an I7, some good amount of Ram and a 780+ graphics card - but it should be fun regardless - and you can customize your settings.

    40. 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" =)

    41. 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.


    42. 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. :-(

    43. Descendent Studios Creator on


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

    44. 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.

    45. Descendent Studios Creator on

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

      BIG THANKS !


    46. 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?

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