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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.
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.

We reached $600,000!

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Today we reached our base funding goal of $600,000. What to say…  

     Humbled. 

     Honored to have your support.

     To be honest, a bit relieved that we did in fact reach this milestone.

     Incredibly excited that we can now make the game we have so passionately wanted to make for twenty years, and do it together with you.

The team will celebrate and enjoy for a long moment… then right back to work! We are relishing climbing up into the stretch goals over the next 6 days of the campaign. Let’s enjoy that together. Then we can have an even bigger collective celebration.

Speaking of stretch goals… Once it became apparent that we would not necessarily be zooming up and past the $1.2M stretch goal, we decided that it made more sense to break out the $150,000 big stretch goals into 3 smaller $50,000 chunks each. Breaking it out like this gives the community a better chance to reach at least 1 or 2 of the 3 original features within whatever stretch goal we end up in, rather than making it an all-or-nothing proposition.

We have also taken this as an opportunity to shift around a couple of the features. Most notably, we swapped the Necropolis and Haunt, with the Underswamp and Lizardmen. These are both very similar scoped features. We made the swap because we’ve seen a lot of chatter about the Lizardmen, which seem to be a fan favorite, and we wanted to up the odds that they would get reached.

So let’s pull together and make sure that we can reach the $750,000 mark, and bring the Lizardmen to their swampy home in the Stygian Abyss. They’re counting on us!

Here is the updated Stretch Goal map:

Paul Neurath and Team at OtherSide

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    1. Space Monkey on March 1, 2015

      I have to say, of all the stretch goals the one which I'd like the most will be one of the hardest to reach: co-op. Ever since the classic dungeon crawling games I've wanted to play in co-op. Like others here I hope ongoing backing after the KS campaign ends will help potentially funding features like that one.

    2. Necdet Orkun Osken on February 28, 2015

      Also maybe after KS Campaign project could be opened for further support by Paypal during development maybe for 1 more month or more so other goals can be reached and extra funds can be gained to further improve the game.

    3. Zerotown on February 28, 2015

      Congratulations on being funded! I appreciate the splitting up of the strech-goals... as I write this, we're well on our way to reaching the first of those!

    4. cchidoyan on February 28, 2015

      So happy! Thanks a lot for making this dream real!!!

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      coder1000 on February 28, 2015

      This is so great! Congratulations!

    6. Genosse_Baum on February 28, 2015

      Happy Happy Joy Joy! That's very good news, indeed.
      Btw: Thanks a lot for supporting linux! :)

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      David Rissinger on February 28, 2015

      Personally I agree with Casey. Although I am a confirmed audiophile.

    8. Casey Dogan|AoUA on February 28, 2015

      Congrats! If I can add my two cents. I think you should swap the companion creatures and the sound design stuff. If you take a look at the poll not a lot of people are voting to have the companions .. this isn't an MMO.

    9. ET3D on February 28, 2015

      Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing how high it will go.

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      Ninjorp on February 27, 2015

      Thanks for making this game, it was my childhood favourite, I'm pleased to be able to contribute.

    11. Trubaduren on February 27, 2015

      Heartening guys, congrats. As said, I think you've run a great campaign here. I don't believe there's a set answer on what makes a campaign "perfect", but you've clearly listened to suggestions from your backers and that's important.

      Good call on the stretch goals. As much as I love me some ancient horrors, a brutish Lizardman race in a fetid swamp is more unique these days I think. But hopefully we'll get as many goals as possible. :)

    12. Joshua Rainey on February 27, 2015

      I really want those lizardmen! Can we swap that goal out for the Hickman novel? I can buy my own books but I can't add my own lizardmen into games I love. ;)

    13. Necdet Orkun Osken on February 27, 2015

      Would be great if game support can reach 1 million or more, also more factions and areas to explore would improve the game greatly as there would be more stories from each faction and better story and lore option for underworld

    14. Logan on February 27, 2015

      I love the way you listened to the community and re-worked the stretch goals!
      Now that it will be funded, do you plan to offer a window (1 month seems to be common) for additional funding after the campaign is over? Might help reach more of the goals for anyone who missed the KS by a few days?

    15. David Melanson on February 27, 2015

      Congratulations! Hopefully you can reach some stretch goals as well!

    16. Sir Chaox on February 27, 2015

      Excellent idea breaking down the stretch goals. I have to say, you guys have run a great KS campaign, and everything I've heard so far sounds awesome. Here's hoping for a big final push! :D

    17. Zombra on February 27, 2015

      So would the 750K stretch goal mean Lizardmen added as a full fourth faction, opposing the Dwarves, Dark Elves, and Shamblers? Because that sounds pretty amazing.

    18. Kevin Felker on February 27, 2015

      Congratulations! Such great memories from my childhood in the Stygian Abyss.

      Hopefully with time, I'd love to see the 1.15M goal reached for co-op play.
      Would be fun to roam the underworld with my brother!

    19. Douglas Morton on February 27, 2015

      Personally I'd like to see the $700,000 goal met. I am interested in Tracy Hickman's novel for this game.

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      Shmerl on February 27, 2015

      Congratulations!

    21. eolith on February 27, 2015

      Great news! I'm really pulling for co-op... C'mon folks, up those pledges, spread the word!

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      Megazver on February 27, 2015

      As much as I like Tracy Hickman, I'd prefer that money went to the game first and foremost and to tie-in fiction once the game content was paid for.

    23. paradox-fi on February 27, 2015

      Also, congratulations on reaching the base goal! About time, too.

    24. paradox-fi on February 27, 2015

      I for one welcome our soon-to-come reptile overlords!

      Sad to see Necropolis being pushed further away in the stretch goal ladder, but I think it was a good move to switch the places of lizardmen and undead. But if money keeps pouring in during the final days, as it often is in kickstarter campaign, perhaps we will get both! Fingers crossed.

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      Paul Brown on February 27, 2015

      Congrats. I hope the game comes together well.

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      Andreas Thalhammer on February 27, 2015

      I just read the good news! Congratulations! (Base Goal)

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      ilves on February 27, 2015

      Awesome... happy to see this made.

    28. Leewelo Lorekeeper
      Superbacker
      on February 27, 2015

      Great news.
      Meeting lizardmen in the underswamp would be great. I miss them.

    29. Jamil Ismaili | Eternal Dreamer on February 27, 2015

      Congratulations Paul & Co, and many thanks regarding your reworking of the Stretch Goals.
      The Underswamp does sound like a great place to explore !

    30. Ryan T.
      Superbacker
      on February 27, 2015

      YAY

    31. OtherSide Entertainment Creator on February 27, 2015

      Thanks everybody for the kind words.

      Now let's push through all the upcoming stretch goals so that everybody can get what they are most looking for!

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      Vernalex on February 27, 2015

      Congratulations! I am just so excited about a single-player focused Ultima Underworld!! :D

    33. Howard Kistler
      Superbacker
      on February 27, 2015

      Fantastic! So glad this going to be made. Now, roll on the reptiles!

    34. tarasis on February 27, 2015

      Thank the maker! Congratulations on making it to 600k!

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      Bruce G
      Superbacker
      on February 27, 2015

      Great news! Can't wait to return to the Abyss. It has been a many a year since I was locked away in the depths.

    36. T.J. Brumfield on February 27, 2015

      I think this is excellent news. That being said, I think if backers continue to spread the word, and if OtherSide continues to take money on their site after the Kickstarter, we should be able to unlock all of these goals in time.

    37. Chris J Capel on February 27, 2015

      Excellent news, well done! And can't wait!

    38. Massimo Cesario on February 27, 2015

      Yeah!!! Congratulations!

    39. Mikhail Aristov on February 27, 2015

      Congrats on getting funded, guys. :)