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Underworld Overlord will make you a VR dungeon master on Google’s Daydream

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Malcolm Vanderveen
May 18, 2016 18:01
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And now it s planning on an offshoot experience for Google s Daydream virtual reality platform.Today, the indie studio announced Underworld Overlord, a Dungeon Keeper-style game where you manage a dungeon, plotting traps and monsters, to keep a group of adventurers from plundering your underground home.

It s part-tower defense, part-god game, something we haven t seen yet in virtual reality.

The potential market for VR is $30 billion by 2020 on all platforms, advisory firm Digi-Capital forecasts, and it s important that Google has quality software to go up against Samsung s Gear headset and platform.So far, GamesBeat hasn t found any other such game in development for VR.

OtherSide creative director Paul Neurath hasn t, either.We re not aware of any VR dungeon sim/god games as yet, he said over email.

Overlord shares creatures, characters, and lore with Underworld Ascendant.

The Underworld franchise has a history of pioneering immersive video games, so bringing it to VR is a natural fit, Neurath also said in an earlier canned statement.OtherSide started with a Kickstarter campaign for Underworld Ascendant, the spiritual successor on Ultima Underworld.

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