KS Rewards Update – 1 Week Till Launch!

Sam Luangkhot

Hi backers,

WE WILL POST ANOTHER KS UPDATE POST-LAUNCH with a more detailed breakdown and timeline for the rewards’ pipeline.

There’s just one week left before our PC launch on Steam at $29.99 USD, and we just wanted to update you on the progress of your Kickstarter items, particularly the physical goods.

Check below for your tier to read up on the status of the rewards! (Remember that if you backed at a higher tier, you receive everything below it as well.)

Goods marked with an * have a more detailed progress status at the end.

To redeem these rewards on launch day (and get your final Steam or DRM-free key!), you will need to check your BackerKit under the Underworld Ascendant project and select the Digital Downloads tab.

Also, regarding the Steam and DRM-free keys, remember to fill out your BackerKit survey indicating which you would like for your final key. Note that the Steam version is actually DRM-free (you can play the game offline), but we understand some people prefer to have their games on another site. Note that our DRM-free option is NOT GoG for launch day. We are still looking into which vendor this may be.

If we do not hear from you A WEEK AFTER LAUNCH DAY, we will assign you a Steam key by default.

If you have any questions or changes that need to be made to your pledge, please email us at support@otherside-e.com so we can sort it out as soon as possible.

 

WANDERER ($5+)

Available at Launch:

Iron Avatar’s Ring

Little Friend’s Claw Knuckles

 

Available Post-Launch

Sling with 8 Splatter Seeds

Chattering Bart animated talking skull*

 

PIONEER – Early Bird Special ($20+)

Available at Launch:

Digital Copy of Underworld Ascendant (Steam)

3 Beautiful Wallpapers (BackerKit)

Copper Avatar’s Ring (Steam)

 

Available Post-Launch:

Digital Soundtrack (BackerKit)

 

Available upon Request

Copper Backer Badge for Forum

 

PIONEER’s PROGENY ($25+)

Also includes Wanderer’s Level Rewards

 

Available at Launch:

Digital Copy of Underworld Ascendant

3 Beautiful Wallpapers

Copper Avatar’s Ring

 

Available Post-Launch:

Digital Soundtrack

 

Available upon Request:

Copper Backer Badge for Forum

 

JOURNEYMAN ($35+)

Also includes Pioneer’s Level Rewards

 

Released:

Early Access to Beta Build

 

Available at Launch:

Silver Avatar’s Ring

 

Available Post-Launch:

Digital Strategy Guide

 

Available upon Request:

Silver Backer Badge for Forum

 

EXPLORER ($50+)

Also includes Journeyman’s Level Rewards

 

Released:

Early Access to Alpha Build

Exclusive Access to Insider’s Developer Blogs

 

Available at Launch:

Gold Avatar’s Ring

Digital copy of Underworld map suitable for printing

 

Available Post-Launch:

Digital download of Making of Underworld Ascendant video*

 

Available upon Request:

Gold Backer Badge for Forum

 

ADVENTURER ($75+)

Also includes Explorer’s Level Rewards

 

Released:

Early Access to Pre-Alpha Build

Digital copy of the original Ultima Underworld and Ultima Underworld II for PC (BackerKit)

 

Available at Launch:

Magic-expanding Adventurer’s Backpack

Rotworm Skin Boots

Companion Creatures: Deep Vorpa & Erebean Mana Leech

 

Available Post-Launch:

Digital Game Concept Art Portfolio with Design Notes from the team

 

HERO ($100+)

Also includes Adventurer’s Level Rewards

 

Available at Launch:

Extra Digital copy of Underworld Ascendant for a friend

 

Available Post-Launch:

Boxed Version of Underworld Ascendant*

Lyrical Lute

 

DIGITAL PROTAGONIST ($125+)

ALL DIGITAL REWARDS UP TO AVATAR + KS Items

 

Released:

Exclusive access to Developer Online Roundtables

Early access to Pre-Alpha builds

 

Available at Launch:

Digital copy of Underworld Ascendant

Extra digital “vanilla” copy of Underworld Ascendant for a friend

Amethyst Ankh Amulet

 

Available Post-Launch:

Digital Game Concept Art Portfolio with Design Notes from the team*

Copper-trimmed Avatar’s Robe*

 

Available upon Request:

Ruby Backer Badge for Forum

 

LEGENDARY HERO ($150+)

Also includes Hero’s level rewards

 

Released:

Exclusive access to Developer Online Roundtables

Early access to Pre-Alpha builds

 

Available at Launch:

Amethyst Ankh Amulet

 

Available Post-Launch:

Collector’s Edition Box of Underworld Ascendant with Parchment Map

 

Available upon Request:

Ruby Backer Badge for Forum

 

AVATAR ($200+)

Also includes Legendary Hero’s level rewards

 

Available Post-Launch:

Your name carved and immortalized on a stone monument in the Hall of Immortals

CD of Soundtrack

Printed Game Concept Art Portfolio with Design and Art Notes from the team

Copper-trimmed Avatar’s Robe*

 

LORE SEEKER ($300+)

Also includes Avatar’s level rewards

 

Released:

Early access to Prototype build

 

Available Post-Launch:

Color 4” tall and finely detailed Limited Edition Figurine (Cabirus, Aelita, Resherak)*

Making of Underworld Ascendant Video on DVD

Custom Tabard

Silver-Trimmed Avatar’s Robe*

 

LORE MASTER ($500+)

Also includes Lore Seeker’s level rewards

 

Available at Launch:

2 extra Digital Copies of Underworld Ascendant

 

Available Post-Launch:

The other two color 4” tall and finely detailed Limited Edition Figurine (Cabirus, Aelita, Resherak)*

Place of Honor*

Your name carved and immortalized on a copper monument in the Hall of Immortals

Gold-Trimmed Avatar’s Robe*

Collector’s Edition Box signed by Paul Neurath

Limited Edition Large Poster suitable for framing*

 

MASTER OF ALL ($750+)

Also includes Lore Master’s level rewards

 

Available at Launch:

Dancing Jade Dagger

 

Available Post-Launch:

Color 5” tall and finely detailed Limited Edition Figurine (Skeleton)*

Your name carved and immortalized on a silver monument in Hall of Immortals*

Limited Edition Extra Fancy Collector’s Edition of Underworld Ascendant signed by the Lead Designer with included Parchment Map

 

ENLIGHTENED ONE ($1,000+)

Also includes Master of All’s level rewards

 

Released:

Exclusive Design Brainstorm

 

Available at Launch:

Name a Character / Item / Place in the Stygian Abyss

 

Available Post-Launch:

Digital copy of every OtherSide game released for the next decade

Your name carved and immortalized on a silver statue in Hall of Immortals

Limited Collector’s Edition Game Concept Art portfolio signed by the concept artist

Limited Edition Large Poster signed by the concept artist and numbered

 

VISIONARY ($1,500+)

Also includes Enlightened One’s level rewards

 

Available Post-Launch:

Your name carved and immortalized on a gold statue in the Hall of Immortals

A page of custom Heroic Prose composed for you, provided on signed parchment and hung in the Hall of Immortals

Custom 7” Limited Edition Figurine (Skeleton)

 

PATRON ($3000+)

Also includes Visionary’s level rewards

 

Released:

Exclusive Design Conference Call Brainstorm

 

Available at Launch:

Patron credit ingame

 

Available Post-Launch:

Intricately carved Wood Patron Sceptre*

Your name carved and immortalized on a ruby statue in the Hall of Immortals

A piece of custom Heroic Theme Music composed for you, provided on a signed CD, and performed in the Hall of Immortals

 

NOBLE PATRON ($5,000+)

Also includes Patron’s level rewards

 

Released:

Spend a Day with the Team and Add Stamp to the Game

 

Available at Launch:

Noble Patron Credit in-game

 

Available Post-Launch:

Custom Theme Art drawn for you, provided as an original illustration and displayed ingame

 

LORD PATRON ($7,500+)

Also includes Noble Patron’s level rewards

 

Available at Launch:

Lord Patron credit

 

Available Post-Launch:

Lordly Abode crafted and named in your owner

Your likeness on NPC in game

 

ROYAL PATRON ($10,000+)

Also includes Lord Patron’s level rewards

 

Released:

Special Secret Treat

 

Available at Launch:

Royal Patron Credit ingame

 

Available Post-Launch:

LAUNCH PARTY invite!

 

KS STRETCH GOALS:

Available at Launch:

Underswamp Area

Rotworm Skin Boots

Lizardmen

Companion Creatures: Dire Vorpa & Mana Leech*

Enhanced Music

Dynamic Music & SFX

Resonant Caves Area

Language Localization (check our Steam page for the list!)

Necropolis of the Ancients Area

 

Available Post-Launch

Tracy Hickman Novel*

Faction Banners*

Chalice of Cabirus*

Wailing Lich*

Dire Berries

Silver Pieces

 

ADD-ONS:

Released:

Underworld Ascendant T-Shirt

 

Available Post-Launch

Underworld Novel by Tracy Hickman (Hardcover)

Bertha*

Dark Elf Kinsman Buckler*

 

* DETAILED REWARD STATUS

Note that for many of the physical rewards, we will try to time it so they all send out at the same time to lower shipping costs.

 

Digital download of Making of Underworld Ascendant video – We haven’t finished editing and filming this reward yet! We want to capture the end of the project as well, after all. We’ll update you when this reward is nearly finished.

 

Soundtrack CD – We just need to arrange the tracks on a CD and ship it out. Also need to coordinate the Custom Theme Music on specific CDs to have these signed…

 

Regular Boxed Version and Collector’s Editions of Underworld Ascendant – For those of you who missed it, we unveiled our Denis Loubet cover art for the Collector’s Edition of Underworld Ascendant! Here’s a sneak peek at the template for the regular Boxed Edition as well… These are still in production / being made as we finalize our art assets, such as adding the game description, some more details, and making sure the addresses we have are locked. The parchment map that comes with the Collector’s Edition and the Strategy Guide are also nearly complete, and just need to be given a final pass and printed. Sneak peek attached below…

 

 

Digital Game Concept Art Portfolio with Design Notes from the team – We have so much concept art from 2015+ that we haven’t had the chance to go through them all and parse it out for the team to make notes on! Once the game has launched, we’ll be able to pick out (and maybe even add) some concept art for monsters, areas, and levels that we you can expect to see in the Abyss.

 

Faction Banners – These are now ingame items that you can equip before a quest to raise your reputation and influence with the faction of your choice before going into the Abyss. The effect is nearly finished, but we are waiting on the icons and need to test it before we put this ingame.

 

Chalice of Cabirus – We have the asset and drinking sfx but this needs to be implemented ingame.

 

Copper/Silver/Gold-trimmed Avatar’s Robe – This equipment is already in the game and can be downloaded for your tier, but the Lizardmen do not bow or sing for you yet. We will send out an update when this feature is in.

 

Limited Edition Large Poster suitable for framing – Pending clean-up and shipment! Here’s a WIP:

 

Color 4” tall and finely detailed Limited Edition Figurine (Cabirus, Aelita, Resherak)* & Color 5” and 7” tall Limited Edition Figurine Skeleton – These are undergoing a final mold process and then need to be colored. We aim to get these shipped out as soon as possible, but we think it’ll definitely be worth the wait.

Custom Theme Art / Prose / Music – These rewards are currently being coordinated with the backers of the appropriate tier. If you belong to a tier that receives one of these rewards, please make sure to check your emails for updates.

 

Place of Honor – This area of Marcaul is sealed off for now and should be ready relatively soon after launch. Stay tuned for this update.

 

Intricately carved Wood Patron Sceptre – The sceptre reward is a life-size wand that can also be found ingame! The wand-section will be made with a special glow-in-the dark material. We had a couple of prototypes in the office but realized we needed to thicken it. See our changes and details below:

Tracy Hickman Digital and Hardcover Novel – We are looking into publishing options to print this reward. We want to give the manuscript one more pass before we ship it off to print and distribute.

 

Companion Creatures: Dire Vorpa & ‘Aelita’s Choice’ Mana Leech – Note that the Week 1 package offered on Steam offer a reduced (and differently colored) version of these companion creatures. These KS-exclusive rewards are now available to all KS backers and can be redeemed ingame by visiting the trunk near Aelita in Marcaul.

 

Your Name Immortalized… – We have all of your names from Kickstarter, but we’ve received some concerns from backers who wanted to customize this field. Please be sure to contact us at support@otherside-e.com if this is the case for you and let us know what you would like your name listed as, if it is not your own! The models themselves for the statues and monuments are ready, but they need to be placed. Here’s an example of one of the statues:

Bart & Bertha – We have their skulls rigged and animated, they has their voice lines, and we just need to hook them up safely in Marcaul and QA them a bit more. We expect this to be added shortly after launch.

 

Dark Elf Kinsman Buckler – this has been ingame for awhile, but we need to make sure we distribute this properly and that it’s evident when it glows. It makes sense given some of the darkness in the game that you might want to use the light from this object to guide your way AND provide protection. (You may also recognize that Aelita has this equipped in our Key Art!)

 

Wailing Lich – planned for DLC! We’ll send out more information of this creature when we draw closer to releasing its DLC.