Underhell is a Source Engine game developed by the Underhell Team in collaboration with We Create Stuff. Underhell Chapter 1 requires ONLY Source SDK Base 2007 installed. No Source game is required.

Report RSS Underhell - 2 Years later

Well, it's been 2 years already, and there's still a long road ahead.

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Whoah. I can't believe it's already been 2 years.

Underhell Chapter 1

UNDERHELL CHAPTER 1 TORRENT LINK


UNDERHELL CHAPTER ONE ALSO INCLUDES A REMAKE OF THE UNDERHELL PROLOGUE

*Make sure to completely uninstall Prologue before installing Chapter One, do not install on top!*

The game ONLY requires Source Sdk Base 2007 installed, no other source games are required.
EVEN IF YOU HAVE SDK BASE 2007, DO VERIFY THE CACHE BEFORE LAUNCHING THE GAME.
(to avoid possible bugs/crashes)


2 years...

I guess it's true that time passes faster when you keep busy. I certainly didn't feel those 2 years pass. So much has happened for me, and I am sure things have changed for you as well.

For those who do not know, I have spent these 2 years working on the game Insurgency



Since the game's release we have been constantly releasing free updates and free DLC with new maps, new weapons, new game modes and improved content, the game has evolved in so many good ways, and it's been a blast to work on this, it has many of the things I love in a game, mainly tight gunplay and intense action and effects.

But that's not all I've been doing during this time, many of you have been sending me messages and posting comments, asking questions about Chapter Two and the future of Underhell. Some of you may think it's dead.

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But it's not

Underhell has never been developed in a traditional way, I can realize that now that I am part of an actual game development team. It's been created in a very specific way which allowed me to make sure all the aspects of the game matched a certain style and fit in a certain way, and even if I had to make sacrifices or let some things go due to lack of personnel or time, the formula has worked so far.

It just takes a lot of time.

And that's really all I need from you at the moment, some of you have been asking to send donations, but I would rather not. It is true that from now on I want to be able to pay every team member that will work on this project, and therefore the financial side of things is a new concern, but this is all part of the process of making a game, and it will be dealt with in due time.

Some art

All this cool concept art has been created by Paxilon, who I have decided to hire after seeing the art work seen above. She was able to bring to life designs for future characters that I have had in mind for years now. There is plenty more of Character Concepts, but some of them would be spoilers, so here are a few of the non-spoiler ones.

BryanBody


Maxbody


MaxProfile


JessicaBody


The future

I am currently working on other projects that is true, and I am not spending as much time working on Underhell as I used to, that is also true. But that doesn't mean it's dead, and that doesn't mean I've given up.

I've said this many times, but after a while people stop believing it, so I have to say it again.

I will not stop working on Underhell, and Underhell is far from dead, and as long as I am alive I plan to keep working on it whenever possible.

News are and will be scarce for this, simply because I do not like to post news when there is nothing substantial to talk about. So it is possible that there will be silence from me and the development during some time, and that's the way it's gotta be until the game has made more significant progress.

Chapter Two is the biggest and largest Chapter of the game, in terms of size and scope, it has the most characters, more environments and quite a few memorable set pieces scenes. I want to make sure it is done right, and I'll take my time and the Source Engine is getting old.

I am developing this in a way that if we were to switch to another engine, we wouldn't lose the work that has been done so far, all these precautions and slow and careful building takes time, so that really is all I ask from you. Time.

I don't work in a AAA studio on this, in fact at the moment it's pretty much just me, and that is the way it's supposed to be for now, so all you can do is wait.

And we all know how hard that can be.

In the meantime, there's another game that kept us waiting which releases today. So let's go play that.

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xXChristmasmanXx
xXChristmasmanXx

Much respect for this bro.

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Dune_Jumper
Dune_Jumper

Indeed.
And jeez has it really been two years?

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VaTTeRGeR
VaTTeRGeR

Awesome to see that it's still going forward somehow. The first Chapter was a real blast in terms of gameplay and atmosphere!

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TheRenegadist
TheRenegadist

Glad this isn't dead, can't wait to see more progress. Also if you ever need a voice actor for the new chapter let me know through a PM. Good luck on Insurgency and keep up the good work with Underhell!

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DarthKiller
DarthKiller

Well if you would spoil us with character art does that mean that maybe there are some other survivors from Chapter I?

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ViolentValentine
ViolentValentine

That feeling when you're waiting for this more than any AAA-title out there.

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The_Red_Star
The_Red_Star

I know what you mean, man. Quite honestly, Underhell and Life is Strange are the only two games that emotionally effected me. I completely forgive the limitations on animation due to the Source engine, simply because the story is so damn great.

I think the worst part of the game was not what happened to Junior, but what Ben had to do at the train. (Trying to avoid spoilers, but completely forget how to spoiler tag)

Just the way he says "Goodbye" makes me choke up. He's so obviously scared, but he knows what he has to do.

I think the story I want to know most is what's up with Terry, and his promise to Ben's father.

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Filizitas
Filizitas

(buried)

Stop developing on this for SourceEngine.
Do Source 2 or Unreal!

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride

Why Unreal?

Source 2, yeah, I can understand, but Source 2 isn't released really, not in the way he could develop Underhell on it, that is.

It's fine where it is. Source has an iconic feel.

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NeoKabuto
NeoKabuto

And honestly, most of us players probably don't care much about how it looks. On Source it already looked pretty good, but the gameplay is what made it amazing.

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Rob12772
Rob12772

I've played chapter 1 a year back and I still even till this day remember everything that has happened. The locations, the characters (the names as well!) - basically everything that made Underhell good, unlike other games and AAA games (except for Mass Effect, but that's a different story).

It's good to hear that you're doing fine with Insurgency and haven't forgot about Underhell, so all I can say is keep doing what you've planned and don't stop or abandon something till everything is finished. I don't care how long it's going to take, but if it's going to be finished, it will be worth the wait.

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride

Awesome to see an update.

I'll have no complaints if you release Chapter 2 by the end of 2017. Insurgency is tons of fun.

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DanteAdamsheh
DanteAdamsheh

So chapter 2 is on a concept stage? Damn

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Jonex.
Jonex.

Was hoping for a release soon for chapter 2, but I suppose we shouldn't be picky.

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Secret_Coming
Secret_Coming

wow

these screenshots... and this news....
I scream when I saw this on the front of moddb page (of hapiness of course lol), but now I understand your point.

But I want to ask: what are you guys working on really? The Chapter 1 remake or the chapter 2? You never answered that.

Also...

Which game released today? :p

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robofork
robofork

Metal Gear Solid 5.
Unless he means Mad Max, for some reason.

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Secret_Coming
Secret_Coming

I don't know why people like these games.

I mean I don't really know really, I don't watch trailers or see news and stuff lol

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thefunny711
thefunny711

YES! IT IS HERE!

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thef
thef

To exited for chapter 2, this is one of the best well made mods I have ever played

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Lord_Mordja
Lord_Mordja

Just wondering, what about getting it greenlit? As I recall that was in the works a while ago and it would definitely get more people playing Underhell.

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ViolentValentine
ViolentValentine

Still WIP on the content, I assume.

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Bolognius_Maximus
Bolognius_Maximus

Insurgency is a fascinating game and it seems to have a rather large following. I commend you on your hard work!

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Serathis
Serathis

Sure, we can wait, but at this rate, the epilogue will be released in 2050. Ain't got time for that!

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greeneyedgirl927
greeneyedgirl927

Here's a fun fact: The epilogue is slated to release alongside Chapter 4.

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Serathis
Serathis

Then 2045...

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GrAV1t
GrAV1t

I'll be looking forward to playing Chapter 2 with my good friend once it comes out!
We still reminisce back to the days when we played Chapter 1 and loved how exciting it was. My friend even bought us chocolate bars and triangle sandwiches to enjoy an all-nighter session of Underhell with snacks fitting to the game! :)

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kazumo
kazumo

Those are such amazing news. <3

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DavetheZombieSlayer
DavetheZombieSlayer

I <3 Mxthe

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Seaal
Seaal

I understand everything you say. Glad to hear that things are still good for you. I shall wait for the future!

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Gofast93
Gofast93

Thanks for saying this is not dead, I just finished the first chapter and it was awesome!

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Yamorimlo
Yamorimlo

Two years? Holy ****.

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b_mcg
b_mcg

Allow me to squeal in an unmanly demonstration of hype

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ArcadePreMan
ArcadePreMan

Yes its not dead!

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csabahun182
csabahun182

I had an issue with chapter 1. on the mid-end of the jail scene-s.
Can someone Spoiler the rest of the story for me?

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TheJones
TheJones

Two years... I loved playing the game, and I am definitely looking forward to the future.

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RafeeqQC
RafeeqQC

You are the only reason why I keep coming back on this website.

I'll keep following you, even if it takes more than 5 years. I fully understand the time required, the motivation to work on it on full-time scale and so on. It's hard. But when you love something, you never totaly stop.

Good luck.

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Strogglet15
Strogglet15

Can't wait to see you in Insurgency and shoot you with a low-quality M16 or AK ;)

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DAzzLE_FuNKY Online
DAzzLE_FuNKY

+rep <3

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100gram!_
100gram!_

I ain't planning to die until I played all chapters. I'll be waiting patiently.

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jackkrauser1140
jackkrauser1140

Chapter 1 is still ******* great and I'm still loving it. I'm probably loading it up again and starting over every three months or so just for fun. If I have to wait two or three more years for Chapter Two, that's fine by me. I've seen plenty of great potential mods by somewhat dedicated authors die down but it brings me joy to see that you're still assuring us after two years that it's going to happen.

Also, SKS ftw. Even if I have to pick up someone else's SKS while playing as Security, SKS all day, every day.

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QBob
QBob

> non-spoilers
> Brian-survivalist concept
Oh god, how I'm glad to see him alive! Almost just as happy to see the entire project alive too.

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EricFong
EricFong

I miss the game but I will keep waiting

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micnorian14
micnorian14

Holding my breath

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nickgames23878
nickgames23878

I can wait, I my have nothing going on in my life. But I can wait. I want to wait. I want Chapter 2 to be what it's supposed to be. I don't want Underhell to die. I've seen mods that have died because they pushed themselves to hard trying to release their content. I want to wait. I want Chapter 2 to be as big as it is supposed to be.

Also, I just want to put an idea in your head Mxthe. Since Chapter 1 did such a great job with giving us so many ways to play out the game in whatever style we preferred. I was thinking that something could be added to that. I think Underhell should have CQC.

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thefunny711
thefunny711

GUYS! IF YOU SAVE THE IMAGE OF THE FIRST CHARACTER CONCEPT, THE FILE IS CALLED "BryanBody.png" IT IS BRYAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Guest
Guest

do hope you'll be able to finish this project, i know its hard to develop it, but i would say this, if you had to put a price tag on this game, i would buy it in a heartbeat.

and hopefully everyone else as well.

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Frequency76
Frequency76

Happy that you're still working on Underhell! I'll wait as long as I need to for it to release. I don't really care if it's complete by the time i'm 20, because all games need time! I'm giving you time. Do well with it.

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Guest
Guest

I didn't realize that it was the same studio, I only noticed the same voice actors.

Keep up the good work!

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