Our dear friend, game designer David Brevik has released a brand new game after a brief period in early access on Steam. It Lurks Below is a game I’ve played for several hours since it’s initial early access period and I absolutely love it. Below is the full press release.
Original press release follows.
|David Brevik’s Solo-Developed Action-Survival RPG Now Lurks on Steam for All PC Gamers to Experience|
|SAN FRANCISCO: FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2019 –Graybeard Games today announced that It Lurks Below, a passion project developed entirely by Diablocreator David Brevik, is now available on Steam for PC for $19.99 USD. Combining many staples of his earlier work, It Lurks Below is an action-oriented survival-RPG with eight character classes, deep randomization, and a retro side-view player perspective – all set in a world ravaged by a demon invasion “It Lurks Below has been in development for several years now, and I’m delighted to put this eagerly-awaited product into hands of gamers. I wake up every day excited to be working on this game and now I get to share it with the world,” said Brevik, whose last major launch was Marvel Heroes in 2013 when he led Gazillion Entertainment.|
Titles such as Brevik’s own Diablo inspired the role-playing mechanics while Terraria, Minecraft, and Starbound inspired the view and survival elements of this action-packed RPG. These aspects come together as a wholly new game experience. Players select a custom character and class, then delve deep into the mysteries of what evil lurks below; exploring subterranean levels, acquiring items and encountering deadly monsters in this highly-replayable game.
Released in Early Access last April, the game has consistently received positive early reviews and feedback, with some players in the close-knit community logging hundreds of hours of playtime. Brevik has spent the last year listening to the community and fine-tuning the game while adding more content. For him, community involvement was essential “I’m flattered by the overwhelmingly positive response I received during Early Access and my personal streams of It Lurks Below,” Brevik said. “The experience of developing this game with the passionate community has been wonderful. I read every piece of feedback I receive, and directly interact with the community every day. There is so much fun packed into this game.”
|Fans can keep check out It Lurks Below’s Twitch page for streams from Brevik, which he’ll continue to conduct regularly, and from others enjoying the game’s release as they lead their fully=customizable heroes through randomly generated underground dungeons full of endless evil. Additionally, they can follow @GraybeardGames and @davidbrevik on Twitter, “like” Graybeard Games on Facebook, and visit www.GraybeardGames.com for the latest information on It Lurks Below and other studio happenings. |
|ABOUT GRAYBEARD GAMES Graybeard Games is a one-man game company founded by industry veteran David Brevik. Located in San Francisco, California, we are committed to making unique, fun, high-quality products inspired by a pure passion for gaming. We closely engage with our community and believe that open, honest feedback results in the best entertainment.|
ABOUT DAVID BREVIK David Brevik is a 28-year veteran game developer best known for co-founding the studio that became Blizzard North, and for creating the groundbreaking game Diablo and its sequel Diablo II. His lengthy career includes creating Hellgate: London as a co-founder of Flagship Studios and creating Marvel Heroes as the CEO of Gazillion Entertainment.