Subterranean Games is currently creating a spiritual successor to the Dungeon Keeper franchise, called War for the Overworld. Although this project is still in early stage, the developers have released a tech demo that can be downloaded from its official website. As with all tech demos, it’s kind of cool. However, it does not show much about the actual game.
Subterranean Games will launch a Kickstarter campaign for the game at a later date, and aims to take the Dungeon Keeper formula and improve upon it whilst keeping the core elements, and adding more ways to play.
Furthermore, the company is adding a lot to enable the player to choose how they want to play by adding a variety of dungeon and map-based mechanics. For example, in previous DK games, the only truly viable strategy was to turtle. Subterranean is adding components that will allow players to do other stuff if they want, but turtling will still bean option.
Naturally, in order to avoid any legal issues, Subterranean will not be using things, names and features owned by EA. This means that the original names and characters won’t be available. After all, that’s the whole purpose of creating a spiritual successor instead of a sequel, right?
Enjoy and stay tuned for more!
War for the Overworld - 170 Tech Demo Overview