Phosphor Games have released the first details about their upcoming online survival-horror game, Nether. A persistent-world, massively multiplayer online game based in an urban setting, Nether places survivors in this world and challenges them to survive day-to-day, while trying to uncover the truth behind the apocalyptic event which has shattered mankind.
“Our team has a strong and varied background that includes the creation of post-apocalyptic titles, so we’re really excited about Nether,” said Chip Sineni, Creative Director at Phosphor Games. “Our focus is to veer away from some of the ‘traditional’ survival-horror offerings in order to provide something new for the genre, with a great urban setting, a different type of story and an experience that excites us as fans and will be something definitely fresh and new for gamers.”
Players are thrust into a decimated, post-apocalyptic city where what is left of humanity had collapsed into a chaotic state of lawlessness. An omnipresent sense of evil shadows the land as those alive struggle to survive, amidst the rumours of vile, demonic creatures which devour the souls of the living. As one of the few remaining survivors, players must decide if they will Prey or Pray as they use skill and cunning to obtain food, weapons and other supplies for them to survive, while trying to decide whether or not to approach and trust players or fight by yourself. Nether is slated for release in the fall of 2013 on PC.
Nether is currently in Alpha phase, with early-access planned for this fall. Players can visit http://playnether.com to be notified of updates and other information as well as sign up to be among the first selected to access the game. More information on this title can also be found at http://facebook.com/playnether or on Twitter @PlayNether.