NETHER...IS...BACK! We have rolled back the game to Summer of 2014, when it first left Early Access and was still being developed by us, Phosphor Games Studio.
WHAT IS IN DEVELOPMENT:
Nether is a fast-paced survival game that forces you to make quick life-saving decisions in an unforgiving environment. In this post-apocalyptic urban world, death is waiting around every corner, at the top of high-rise buildings, and in the grasp of powerful teleporting creatures known as 'Nethers'. These creatures and the other players are real challenges to overcome, requiring tactical gameplay, awareness, stealth, and cooperation. To navigate this high-tension environment, you must use skill and cunning in order to scavenge, trade, craft or loot for food, weapons, supplies, and other resources necessary to stay alive in a desolate and dangerous city. Team up with other survivors and take advantage of group play, as a tribe, to complete treacherous world objectives, or play as a lone wolf in an attempt to endure the hostile environment. In the end you must decide whether to Prey or Pray.
The game's landscape is a beautifully conceived vision of a post apocalyptic Chicago, ravaged by disaster and time. Almost every low and high-rise building can be individually explored in a cityscape that stretches 150 blocks. Beyond the city lies the Wastelands, an unforgiving desolate landscape that is slowly sinking into the earth.
SURVIVE, CRAFT, TRADE, LOOT AND SHOOT
Start off, armed only with a kitchen knife and scavenge your way through an environment on a daily battle to stay alive. Beware the Nether, poor mutated souls who roam the city in search of human flesh. Scavenge for food and water to stay nourished, and search for useful items that could be crafted into makeshift weapons to help in your battle for life. Hunt and kill Nether to trade their body parts to the mysterious Cult located in the few markets that scatter the city. Over time, build up your skills and earn rewards for surviving each precious new day. But always beware of the other survivors who may be only one moment away from death, and see killing you and looting your possessions as their only salvation.
TRIBES AND TERRITORY WARS
Find safety in numbers by joining a tribe. Only tribes can capture and own territory, and the urban landscape is the perfect setting for turf domination. Compete with rival tribes in territory wars for control of the city by capturing strategic landmarks to reap resources and experience; prove your dominance over all other tribes. Spy on rival tribes or infiltrate and kill them by playing as a Nether. Ambush them from above by swooping in for the kill using the wing suit. Tribes change the survival experience by establishing a true social construct, with all the consequences of behavior that you would expect in the real world. Your actions have real repercussions enforced organically through reputation and standing.
PLAYER AND GROUP MISSIONS
Players can complete an assortment of individual or group missions to earn money, experience and reputation. Perform vital supply runs between the markets, work with your tribe to take down the swarms of Nether lead by the vicious boss Reaper that sporadically surge to attack neighborhoods, or keep the creatures out of the Safezones by working in groups to repair the anti-nether devices when they fail.
Nether offers a wide variety of character customization and allows you to play as a male or female character. There is a huge selection of cosmetic items and player taunts to assert your individuality along with entire outfits to play roles like survivalist, soldier and biker - or even just play in your underwear.
Host your own private servers and control your settings and player population
First-person perspective creates a true survival experience
Meld of PvE (player versus environment) and PvP (player versus player) gameplay
New weapons and items become available as players explore the game world
Up to 64 players per game server
Single purchase, downloadable client allows full game access without subscription
I first played this game 2 years, back then there were many hackers running around in the servers, including teleporting and being invincible. The map is large and graphics are nice but the crafting mechanics take some time to get used to. The developers have had a rough time with this game, selling it to a company and then reacquiring it again recently. Hopefully they fix all the mess the previous owners did. The game has great potential as a survival game but right now I'm enjoying H1Z1 more than this game.
Nether is a post apocalyptic survival game where you play in a rampaged remaining of a city and survive, the game is good fun and now it is back to its original developers I feel pretty confident about its future , however in its current state it is kind of unplayable , lots of clipping issues and invisible walls , you can walk through some of the buildings and furniture , it looks amazing but it's not jaw dropping yet it runs like an asthmatic hippo , it is poorly optimized and the community is not that crowded at the moment , a huge number of the players also will kill you on sight no questions asked, so you'd be creeping around scared of that sniper bullet in the back of your brain holder. you can play in PVP or PVE servers although all servers now are player hosted and there are no official servers at the moment. this game has so much potential , if you can pick it up at a sale or just want to support the developers for better content in the future I highly encourage you to, and you can get a bit distracted in what it has to offer at the moment, but if you're sick of all the early access games out there then you should just wait and keep an eye on this one.
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