It Lurks Below Arrives to Steam Early Access

We reported earlier this year about It Lurks Below, the solo effort of Diablo’s David Brevik that combines Terraria, Minecraft, and Diablo into one sandbox title. Now, it looks like Brevik’s passion project is ready for a broader release with today’s It Lurks Below early access launch on Steam.

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According to the announcement, It Lurks Below was received favorably by players during the game’s recent beta test, and so it’s time to take things to the next level. While It Lurks Below is up for purchase via Steam Early Access at a cost of $19.99, it’s still in active development with features for latter-game content still planned to be added according to the game’s Steam page.

“I’m flattered by the overwhelmingly positive response to the closed betas and my personal streams of It Lurks Below so far,” said Brevik in a statement. “I read every piece of feedback I receive, and I value any additional thoughts players may have before I finalize the game for its official release. Which of course is…‘Soon.’”

“Soon” here means sometime late in 2018 according to the early access information section on the game’s Steam page. In the meantime, players can head to Brevik’s Twitch channel to watch him stream the game from today, April 25th at 9pm PDT “until he feels like stopping.” There’s also a planned Reddit AMA that will have a date announced soon.

Our Thoughts

Looks like full steam ahead for Mr. Brevik’s new solo RPG! We certainly hope that early access is kind to him and provides lots of valuable feedback and insight as he continues to develop his game.

Source: press release

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Diablo’s David Brevik Unveils Sandbox RPG It Lurks Below

25-year games veteran David Brevik, the creator of Diablo and CEO of Gazillion Entertainment until 2015, has made his way back to the games making business. With today’s It Lurks Below reveal, Brevik has come full circle with a new sandbox RPG he’s developed and built himself.

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It Lurks Below is described as a title that combines the creation of Terraria and Minecraft with the concepts one would find in an RPG like Diablo, all wrapped up in a retro-styled 2D side-scrolling package. In an interview with Polygon, Brevik explained that players will get to dive into the depths of the game’s world to fight the creatures hiding beneath, with gameplay combining roguelike elements and his past projects.

It Lurks Below will be holding its first-ever closed beta starting this Friday, February 2nd for about 200 players. Unfortunately, Brevik’s Twitter has confirmed that the closed beta is completely full, but players can still tune in to watch him livestream the game on his game company’s Twitch channel. Here are the broadcast times:

  • Friday, February 2nd, 9pm PST
  • Saturday, February 3rd, 3pm PST
  • Sunday, February 4th, 10am PST
  • Monday, February 5th, 12pm PST

It Lurks Below is looking to release on Steam sometime later this year. Those who are interested to find out more are invited to tune in to the above streams and ask questions. It would also appear Mr. Brevik is eager to field questions on his Twitter page if you’re so inclined, and fans are also welcome to follow his one-man company Graybeard Games on Twitter and Facebook.

Our Thoughts

It Lurks Below most definitely has a pedigree behind it and we have to admit that the overall design ideas and aesthetic are very intriguing. We are most certainly looking forward to learning more about this fascinating mash-up.

Sources: press release, Twitter, Polygon

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