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Join the original creators of Ultima Underworld on a 
quest to rekindle this legendary fantasy RPG series.
Join the original creators of Ultima Underworld on a quest to rekindle this legendary fantasy RPG series.
13,987 backers pledged $860,356 to help bring this project to life.

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Update 3 & KS Update (April 2019)

Posted by OtherSide Entertainment (Creator)

Hi everyone!

Update 3 is now live for Underworld Ascendant

This update includes large performance improvements, bug fixes, and other polish. You can read the full build notes here on Steam.

In addition to Update 3's launch, Underworld Ascendant is currently on sale for 50% OFF on Steam

We also released the digital Tracy Hickman novella for backers who purchased it as an add-on and any qualifying Digital Protagonist+ and the digital soundtrack! 

As always, you can track the status of all of the rewards here

Note that we are still aiming to have physical shipments for KS rewards by the summer of this year

To access your currently available digital rewards, remember to log into BackerKit with your Kickstarter credentials to access your Digital Downloads for your Steam keys. If you are having issues logging into your BackerKit, please contact us at

Our next step will be working on an Update 4, which includes more creatures and NPCs for The Abyss. This is being developed alongside work for Mac / Linux / console ports. (These ports are being handled by other companies so we can focus on polishing up the additions we have in mind for Update 4.)

When we have more to share, we will post another update as soon as possible. If you want to check in on our progress on a weekly basis, feel free to join us on our new forums and skim through our Weekly Updates.

Last but not least, last week we casually played some varied sections of Update 3 to review some of the changes that have gone in, showcase some spell-crafting, and talk about the direction for Update 4. The video is available on our YouTube now

The OtherSide Team 

Update 2 & KS Update (Feb 2019)

Posted by OtherSide Entertainment (Creator)

Hi everyone,

We recently launched Update 2 for Underworld Ascendant!

We have focused our efforts on the overall structure of the Abyss, the player journey, AI and other gameplay improvements. We believe these changes will improve the overall player experience, especially when starting a new game. The Grand Staircase now connects all of the levels, combat and AI has been improved again.

To read the full list of Update 2 changes, check out our post here on Steam.

For Kickstarter backers, we also bring an update to our rewards production schedule!

We have been focusing the majority of our attention to work on Update 2 and bringing Underworld Ascendant to consoles. As always, you can track the live status of all KS rewards here.

We are currently projecting to have the physical goods (figurines, art books, final hardcover novella editions, collector's edition, etc) shipped by early summer of this year. Many assets are near completion or need a final review, and any digital rewards such as the soundtrack, Little Friends Claw Knuckles, and digital version of the Tracy Hickman novella, will be rolled out upon completion.

Speaking of Tracy’s novella, the manuscript is now complete. We’re now laying it out for printing. Here is a sneak peek at the covers for the novel, split into two parts: 

When we have more to share, we will post another update as soon as possible. 

To access your currently available digital rewards, remember to log into BackerKit with your Kickstarter credentials to access your Digital Downloads for your Steam keys. If you are having issues logging into your BackerKit, please contact us at

  The OtherSide Team 

UPDATE 1 - Build Notes, Developer Roadmap, & More

Posted by OtherSide Entertainment (Creator)
Hi everyone,

We released a big "Update 1" for Underworld Ascendant today! Your game will automatically update on Steam. This update includes a new save system, combat fixes, and more. Read the build notes here.

We also posted a Developer Roadmap of what we were working on for Update 1 and our plans for Update 2 next year. You can check out the roadmap here.

Our CEO Paul Neurath wrote a post for the community of Underworld Ascendant about the development cycle leading up to launch and our plans for the future. You can read that post here.

We also want your feedback about the game, particularly about the updates we made as well as other suggestions for future improvements. Please fill out the survey here!
As we draw closer to the end of the year, we also wanted to update you all on the status of your Kickstarter rewards, particularly the physical ones. You can view the live status of all digital and physical goods here.

We've been coordinating with Fangamer since January to prepare for the majority of the physical goods. Many of the smaller quantity and highly detailed goods, such as the Wood Patron Sceptre and Figurines, took us a little longer to find an external manufacturer for since the size and quantities were so unusual.

We've previously shared images of the box art for the physical editions, but we have not received a sample prototype from Fangamer yet since we’d like to have a complete sample set to review all of the goods at the same time. We're waiting for a final pass on the digital art book, strategy guide, soundtrack, and Making of DVD. As a result, the shipment of the physical goods have been delayed.

We expect physical goods to be shipped sometime in early to mid-2019.

If you need to change your shipping address as listed on your BackerKit account, please contact us at as soon as possible so we can update your address.

If you are a LORE SEEKER or above ($300+), make sure to check your emails so we can coordinate your customized rewards (custom tabard, custom theme music, custom theme art, etc.).

We'll share another update when we have images of the physical goods and more information about the progress on digital rewards, as well as our next update progress. We will also continue to work on Mac and Linux builds as well as look for a non-Steam DRM-free vendor after our update focus on Underworld Ascendant.

Happy Holidays!

The OtherSide Team


Posted by OtherSide Entertainment (Creator)

Hey everyone,

We just released another Developer Video alongside today's hotfix, which outlines what we're planning for December! Watch the video and read the hotfix changes here.

To check on the current status of Underworld Ascendant, be sure to watch our Steam News page for more hotfix and weekly updates from the team.


You can check on the live status of your digital and physical rewards here.

Note that some digital rewards may not appear in the chest in Marcaul near Aelita unless you start a new save file after you redeem your Steam keys on BackerKit. We will continue to send out updates when more of these rewards are available.

If you have any trouble logging into BackerKit or redeeming your rewards, please email us at .


The OtherSide Team

LAUNCH DAY! Updates, FAQ, & More

Posted by OtherSide Entertainment (Creator)

Morning everyone! IT'S LAUNCH DAY! 

Kickstarter Backers should have their final game Steam keys unlocked on BackerKit NOW! Please remember to check your email for a notification and make sure your BackerKit is registered under the right email address. 

ALL backers are receiving a Steam key, but note that the game is actually DRM-free. (Can be launched without the Steam client or played offline, etc). We are still working on acquiring a non-Steam DRM-free key for interested backers and will update everyone when that is finalized. 

Here is a FAQ / Build Notes Doc that we will update over the next few weeks.

 We also have another trailer!

Your other KS rewards will appear as a bundled Steam key on BackerKit in a few days (we are waiting on Steam to confirm.) 

ADVENTURER+ backers will receive keys for their Companion Creatures on BackerKit today. 

To report or follow up on bugs, please be sure to check our Technical Support thread on Steam.

If you have ANY questions, the best way to reach us is at

It's been an incredible journey with you all, and we still have a couple of plans in mind for The Stygian Abyss post-launch... 

Thank you for supporting Underworld Ascendant! Happy Launch Day! 


The OtherSide Team