David Brevik reveals a new indie title in the vein of Diablo and Terraria
It Lurks Below is a 2-D lovechild of horror, Diablo, and Terraria, sending a lone player into a gloomy, pixelated world filled with terrors and spelunking. The game will make heavy use of procedural generation and randomization to create the maps on which players will explore, scavenge, loot, fight, and build. Brevik made the entire game by himself, including the art and music, and he promised fans that it will be coming out later this year with a limited closed beta starting this weekend (which is full, sorry to say, but you can watch Brevik stream it).
Brevik said that he wanted to iterate on the creative sandboxes like Minecraft that have enraptured the public over the past decade: “I wanted more of a point to a lot of those games. I wanted to make an RPG, with classes and leveling up, random items, where you get more and more powerful as you go down into the core of the world and fight baddies.”
Marvel Heroes and Brevik departed about a year or so before serious troubles began popping up at Gazillion that ultimately led to the studio’s (and the game’s) closure.