Nether brings survival-horror MMO thrills to the PC this fall

By Michael Jamias
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Nether players will try to survive demons and each other while trying to investigate the apocalypse that has decimated humanity.

Nether is being developed by Phosphor Games and game production company Nether Productions with a slated release date sometime in fall of 2013 for the Windows PC platform.

Nether plunges fans in a grim, end-of-days MMO world where cities are decimated, human populations ravaged, and lawlessness the new paradigm. If that wasn't enough, developers have added "vile, demonic creatures" that hunt for human souls.

With both human and supernatural threats, the innocent player-survivors of Nether are pushed into taking one of two adaptive behaviors: Prey or Pray.

Developers have not elaborated how choosing to Prey or Pray will translate in-game, but it does suggest that characters can assume role-playing roles that allow them to survive Nether's brutal post-apocalyptic world.

For gameplay features, developers teased that survival fans will be asked to "use skill and cunning to obtain food, weapons and other supplies necessary for existence while trying to determine whether or not to approach and trust other players or go at it solo."

“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," said Chip Sineni, Creative Director at Phosphor Games.

Nether is currently in Alpha phase, with early-access planned for this fall. Players can sign up and get update notifications at the official Nether website.



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