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Descent: Underground Developers Team Up With Publisher Little Orbit

Reigniting 6DoF shooter games on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac, & Linux in 2018



Austin, TX - Nov. 1, 2017 - Descendent Studios, the Austin-based developers of Descent: Underground, today announced a publishing and distribution arrangement with Little Orbit, a worldwide video game publisher in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. A reboot of the classic full-freedom shooter Descent, Little Orbit plans to expand distribution of Descent: Underground to include retail boxed copies and console versions for XBox One and PlayStation 4 in addition to Windows, Mac, and Linux.

“Little Orbit is helping us to enrich players’ experience in Descent: Underground with a larger storyline campaign, excellent art, and deeper metagame,” said Eric Peterson, Descendent’s CEO. “With Little Orbit on board, we’re progressing faster towards delivering the amazing modern rebirth that Descent deserves!”

In August, Little Orbit took over development of Unsung Story, a crowdfunded tactical RPG project started by Yasumi Matsuno. With Descent: Underground, Descendent will continue to lead development, while Little Orbit is providing completion funding, additional resources, marketing, and distribution. In order to focus on finishing the game faster, Descendent recently delisted the game from early access on Steam and other sites. Little Orbit confirmed that players who purchased Decent: Underground in early access would receive the finished game upon release. Gamers interested in stayed up to date with the development process can follow the game on BrightLocker.com.

“We’re proud to help give the Descent series the full, modern AAA rebirth it deserves,” said Matthew Scott, CEO of Little Orbit. “Descendent had the experience, the vision, and the drive. Now with our help, they have the support to take Descent: Underground out of this world!”

More information on the game can be found here: https://littleorbit.com/game/descent/

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About Descent: Underground

The officially-licensed prequel to the enormously successful Descent series of games, Descent: Underground combines first-person shooter action with six-degrees-of-freedom vehicular movement. Players take on the role of celebrity pilots commanding combat spacecraft in high-stakes battles for control of warren-like asteroid mines. Descent: Underground was one of 2015’s most successful Kickstarter projects and is scheduled for release in 2018 on PC, XBox One, Playstation 4, Mac, and Linux. More information is available on the company’s website at http://www.descentunderground.com .

About Descendent Studios

Descendent Studios, Inc. is an independent game development studio based in Austin, TX. The studio’s team includes several industry veterans who worked on titles such as Wing Commander, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Conquest Frontier Wars, Starlancer, Star Citizen, and Ultima Online.

About Little Orbit

Little Orbit is a worldwide video game publisher formed in January 2010 with a focus on AAA licensed-based entertainment products. The company’s emphasis is on working with popular creators to extend their vision into games through transmedia storytelling and engaging content for all gaming platforms.

Little Orbit has a unique history assisting major entertainment companies to leverage their brands through emerging game channels to help grow and engage consumers. Founded by industry veterans and key development, sales and marketing personnel, Little Orbit is focused on three primary channels of distribution including traditional game retail, non-traditional retail channels, and digital download over the various platform networks.


Little Orbit:

Mika Kelly

Clever Communications


Ph: 408-693-0176

Descendent Studios:

Keith McCormic


9600 Escarpment Blvd. - Suite 745

Austin, TX 78749

Ph: 413-563-3746


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