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Postby davidparadis » Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:34 pm

So the folks who originally worked on Descent decided last year to kick start a new game on the same theme (but not the same IP, as that's a whole mess). The game is called Overload.

It was kick started successfully, and they had a demo. Well a few days ago they updated the demo. I did a first impressions video if you want to see what it's like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N08ixv6Mz_s

Spoiler: It's good :D
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Re: Overload

Postby Talvieno » Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:38 pm

Oooh, that looks gorgeous! :D
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Re: Overload

Postby davidparadis » Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:47 pm

Talvieno wrote:Oooh, that looks gorgeous! :D


Honestly, I was stunned when I turned it on. That video really is my first time playing 2.0, so it's real excitement. Did not expect that!
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Re: Overload

Postby DWMagus » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:45 pm

Is this in any way related to Descent Underground or the team currently working on that? It feels a little weird that the original Descent developer (Parallax Software) would've granted rights to use the Descent IP in more than one game currently under development.

It definitely looks good, but something smells like a DMCA takedown is about to occur.

Edit: I see now that you said it was a new IP instead of the original. This is probably what you meant by 'whole mess'. :lol:
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Re: Overload

Postby Cornflakes_91 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:02 am

DWMagus wrote:Is this in any way related to Descent Underground or the team currently working on that? It feels a little weird that the original Descent developer (Parallax Software) would've granted rights to use the Descent IP in more than one game currently under development.

It definitely looks good, but something smells like a DMCA takedown is about to occur.

Edit: I see now that you said it was a new IP instead of the original. This is probably what you meant by 'whole mess'. :lol:


Well, hence why they arent using the descent IP but "only" make a descent alike game :D
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Re: Overload

Postby davidparadis » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:15 pm

Cornflakes_91 wrote:Well, hence why they arent using the descent IP but "only" make a descent alike game :D


Exactly. The folks who left Star Citizen who are making the new descent game (like Wingman and other folks) bought some IPs, but it's my understanding that not everything is owned by the original company and it's been split up through company acquisitions to the point where a lot of it will be legally locked forever.

The folks making Overload are some of the original developers on Descent 1 and 2 (possibly other ones). They aren't using ANY of the IP and it's legally distinguished enough to not be copyright infringement.

Not sure if it's clear in my video (sarcasm here lol), but I was floored by the new demo. It's free on Steam, so go check it out if you have time. SO good.
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Re: Overload

Postby Scytale » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:45 pm

That looks great

Haha and it's exactly Descent, that's great. Even the sound effects are basically the same. That crosshair... man this takes me back
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Re: Overload

Postby JanB1 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:55 am

Oh, this looks really interesting. At first, I did read "Overlord", but figured you guys wouldn't talk about a "Dungeon Keeper"-Clone, but rather another sci-fi game. ^^
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Re: Overload

Postby Dinosawer » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:35 am

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Re: Overload

Postby Talvieno » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:00 pm

We talk about Dwarf Fortress. That's absolutely not sci-fi. :D

edit: It looks like it's going to be out in 3 days for Early Access: http://store.steampowered.com/app/450220/
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Re: Overload

Postby davidparadis » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:43 pm

Talvieno wrote:We talk about Dwarf Fortress. That's absolutely not sci-fi. :D

edit: It looks like it's going to be out in 3 days for Early Access: http://store.steampowered.com/app/450220/


Oh it's out.

It's out and it's good :) There's not THAT much more content than the playable teaser, but there's new enemies and guns.

Of course, did a quick video of it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDftNxIuVG0
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Re: Overload

Postby Talvieno » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:55 pm

I gave the teaser a try. :) Unfortunately,I think I need a better computer - I had trouble getting past 10fps. It looks sooooo pretty in your videos, though.
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Re: Overload

Postby davidparadis » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:36 pm

Aww, man I hope you get a better PC so you can try this out, though maybe you're waiting for a new LT before you upgrade :)

It's fast, it's fluid. It's the descent game I wanted, and I deserve. Well maybe not deserve. BUT WANTED! I am however quickly getting bumped off the leaderboards. These young wipper snappers... I tells ya!
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Re: Overload

Postby Talvieno » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:28 am

davidparadis wrote:Aww, man I hope you get a better PC so you can try this out, though maybe you're waiting for a new LT before you upgrade :)

No, I'm just waiting for enough money to upgrade. :) I think a decent computer is rather important for my job at this point.

It's a joy to watch you (or anyone, really) play this game because of how fluid the gameplay looks. Simply gorgeous.
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Re: Overload

Postby Talvieno » Tue May 16, 2017 1:23 pm

Okay, I've tried the demo out on a better PC.

It's gorgeous! The game feels so smooth and fluid! I really love it. It was almost unplayable at a lower framerate, I see now. I thought I was just bad, but no, it's the framerate. :D It made a huge difference, and it's fun! The full game is definitely on my to-buy list.
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