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Subterranean's Dungeon Keeper inspired War for the Overworld reaches £60k
Posted: 12.12.2012 12:54 by Simon Priest Comments: 8
The British folks over at Subterranean Games are trying to Kickstart(er) their love letter to Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper, and so far over 2,300 backers are cheering them on with over £60k pledged.

The Kickstarter campaign has 22 days to go. Subterranean aren't hiding their passion for lording it over an army of evil minions, ala Dungeon Keeper, but they've got some new ideas too.

Backers are helping them decide how to outfit rooms for our minions, with the first Build-A-Room poll yielding a cosy looking carpet. The next poll focuses on walls.

Amazingly you can see the results of Subterranean's labour right now with their regularly updated showcase demo of War for the Overworld. It's powered by Unity and can be downloaded and played with various resolution options. Obviously it's rather basic and designed purely as an interactive tease for what's to come.

They've just added an Empire base and some roaming Juggernauts. You can also possess and walk around as some worker imps. Anyone who claims to be a fan of Dungeon Keeper will immediately see where this is all going and the kind of features to expect. Interestingly the team hope for a full Empire campaign too; that's the goody two-shoe heroes.

 
War for the Overworld certainly sounds mouth-watering on paper with promises of full and expansive dungeon building, minion management, real-time strategic hero bashing, evil spells and dark rituals, loads of unique and minion enticing rooms, clever and deadly traps, a full campaign, multiplayer and sandbox modes.

Subterranean Games are aiming for a beta in March, with the base game released by August. Check out the Kickstarter campaign and help rally the minions so the project can reach its 150,000 goal. They introduce 'Flex Goals' which are unlocked every 75k with backers getting to vote on what they want from the list.

It'll be DRM-free and mod friendly, promise the UK studio team.

Source: Kickstarter

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Comments

By nocutius (SI Elite) on Dec 12, 2012
nocutius
Looking good, it's about time we got a decent Keeper game :).
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Dec 12, 2012
SirRoderick
Oh yes, a PROPER DK clone, just what my little withered heart needs ^^
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Dec 12, 2012
herodotus
Finally the horny DK might be seeing a return to his beloved leather-clad babe (beloved by all, I'd say). Cool.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Dec 12, 2012
herodotus
GOG.com (GoodOldGames) has a 75% OFF special today as well with "Dungeon Keeper" 1&2, "Populous" 1&2+The Beginning, "Syndicate" and others all in one cheap bundle.
http://www.gog.com/promo/bullfrog_favourites
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Dec 12, 2012
SirRoderick
Thanks for the heads up hero, definitely worth a buy :)
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Dec 12, 2012
herodotus
NP:)
Always on the lookout for bargains, me.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Dec 12, 2012
nocutius
Thanks, I will add it to the library :)
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Dec 13, 2012
SiyaenSokol
Finally... I was wondering if there ever would be another outstanding Keeper game.