Welcome!

Welcome to OtherSide Entertainment! We’re a brand new game studio focused on rebooting classic game franchises. For our first title we’re bringing back the classic Ultima™ Underworld franchise, which we’re calling Underworld Ascension™. Our team include some of the folks who created the original franchise. When we made the original we looked to redefine the fantasy RPG genre. With the reboot we’re going right back to innovating, and our goal is to make the franchise more vital than ever. We are just getting started so little to see as yet, but rest assured, in the weeks to come we will be showing more and more. In the mean time we’d love to hear from you, because as fans you are an essential part of this franchise. Hit us up on Twitter @otherside_games and let us know what you loved about the Underworlds. Stay tuned here for updates and news.

  –Paul Neurath, Founder

Underworld Ascension Press Release

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Games Pioneer Paul Neurath Forms OtherSide Entertainment and Announces its First Game, Underworld Ascension

 

 July 1st, 2014 – Boston, USA – OtherSide Entertainment, a new independent games studio, today announced its formation.  Fronted by game pioneer Paul Neurath, OtherSide Entertainment revealed that its first title, Underworld Ascension, will mark the return of the groundbreaking and long fallow Underworld franchise.

Paul Neurath, Founder and CEO of OtherSide Entertainment, is renowned for his creative direction spanning three decades, notably leading the development of such classic franchises as Thief, System Shock and the acclaimed UltimaUnderworld.

Underworld Ascension marks both the series and Paul Neurath’s return to his RPG roots, with OtherSide Entertainment aiming to innovate and revitalize the fantasy genre in the same way that its predecessor did in 1992.  “With Underworld Ascension,” said Neurath, “we are excited to be bringing back the Underworld franchise, making it more vital than ever before.”

The original Underworlds transformed the traditional dungeon crawl into a truly immersive experience. Players felt as if they were actually walking through the great underworld halls; and encountering a living community of underworld dwellers.

Ultima Underworld inspired a generation, and its influence is still seen today in titles as diverse as Deus Ex™, The Elder Scrolls, and BioShock.

OtherSide Entertainment will reveal more details on Underworld Ascension in the months to come.  To keep updated, visit our website at www.othersideentertainment.com.

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Games Industry Testimonials for Underworld:

Richard Garriott, Creative Director, Portalarium:  “For those of us lifelong gamers that go back to the early days the Underworld franchise, created by Paul Neurath, represents a watershed event on what an immersive 3D true role-playing game can be like. In these days, where we are seeing many of these greats return, I personally am as excited about Underworld as any game I can imagine.“

Ken Levine, Creative Director, Irrational Games:  "Underworld had a transformative effect on my understanding of what games were. It was the first time I ever felt "inside" of an imaginary world. It was the game that primed all of my creative ambitions."

Chris Roberts, Chairman, Roberts Space Industries:  “Ultima Underworld was truly revolutionary for its time – it was the first fully 3D textured first person game. As such it influenced pretty much all first person 3D games that came afterwards and could be truly called the granddaddy of first person Role Paying Games.“

Warren Spector, Director, Denius-Sams Gaming Academy:  “As Producer on the original Ultima Underworld games, I'll never forget the first time I saw a working prototype of the game – I felt as if the world had just changed.  As the first fully-textured, real-time, first-person game, Underworld paved the way for every other first-person game that followed.  If that doesn't qualify as ‘changing the world’, I don't know what does!”

For press inquiries:

North America

Jim Redner

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UK and Europe

Stu Taylor

Dead Good Media

 

About OtherSide Entertainment

OtherSide is a Boston-area game studio focused on bringing to core gamers reboots of classic game franchises.  For its first title, the company has secured the rights to do new versions of the beloved Underworld games, which sold over 1M copies and is considered a landmark fantasy franchise of the 1990’s.

Underworld Ascension is a pending trademark of OtherSide Entertainment, Ultima is a trademark of Electronic Arts, Thief and Deus Ex are trademarks of Square Enix, System Shock is a trademark of Meadowbrook, BioShock is a trademark of Take-Two, and The Elder Scrolls is a trademark of Zenimax Media.