If You Like Descent, Watch This Trailer for 6DoF Shooter Sublevel Zero

If you miss Descent’s aerial first-person gameplay, you’ll want to keep an eye out for Sublevel Zero, a new six-degree-of-freedom shooter.

If you haven’t played Descent before, it’s a lot like other straightforward first-person shooters from the ’90s, only you’re in a spaceship, so you’re able to fly around the level, stop on a dime, turn in any direction, and change course very quickly.

Developer Sigtrap describes the game as a roguelike shooter set in a universe where reality is falling apart. You’ll take control over a gunship and travel through a procedurally-generated labyrinth, solving puzzles, collecting artifacts, and fighting enemies. The developer added that the game is focused on survival, with little ammunition that will make you carefully approach every enemy encounter.

“Sublevel Zero has been inspired by our favorite games of our formative years like Descent, Forsaken and modern shooters like Teleglitch,” Sigtrap designer Luke Thompson said.

Sublevel Zero will launch summer 2015 for Windows PC, Mac, and Linux.

Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena Mixes Twin Stick Shooters and MOBAs

Games Workshop and developer Whitebox Interactive have announced Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena, a new multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

Whitebox Interactive describes the game as a blend of the twin stick shooter and MOBA genres. Players will go into battles in teams of four, choosing “Veteran warriors” from the Space Marine, Ork, and Tay factions. Players will also be able to customize their characters with different wargrear and special abilities. Eldar, Dark Eldar, Chaos Space Marines and other factions you’ll recognize from the original tabletop game or many of its video game adaptations will be added to Dark Nexus Arena in the future.

Whitebox Interactive says that it’s been working on the game since 2012, even before it officially partnered with Games Workshop, which owns the right to Warhammer 40,000.

“We are thrilled to be working with Games Workshop to launch the first MOBA in the Warhammer 40,000 universe,” CEO of Whitebox Interactive Jonathan Falkowski said. “We are hard-core MOBA players with a shared passion for the Warhammer 40,000 intellectual property here at Whitebox. Our aim is to deliver a highly-polished experience that a player of any skill level can step into and find success and enjoyment.”

Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus is set to launch on PC in 2016.

“Throne War Simulator” Crowfall Raises $800,000 in 3 Days

Crowfall, a new massively multiplayer online game from the creators of Ultima Online, Star Wars Galaxies, and Star Wars: The Old Republic, has hit its Kickstarter funding goal of $800,000 in just three days, developer ArtCraft has announced.

ArtCraft describes Crowfall as an MMO Throne War Simulator, in which players take on the role of kings, queens, mercenaries, and assassins in a feudal world, where lets players battle for territory by building castles and siege equipment.

ArtCraft told GameSpot that Crowfall’s central conceit is that players will have persistent characters that embark on finite campaigns they can actually win. Once you win or lose, you can move on to a new campaign.

At the time of writing Crowfall has $882,779 from 8,942 backers and 25 more days to go until the end of the crowdfunding campaign.

“We are floored and humbled by the response from our community,” ArtCraft president and executive producer Gordon Walton said. “We hoped that the vision behind Crowfall would help it find an audience, but we didn’t expect to exceed our target so quickly.”

For more on Crowfall, read GameSpot’s in-depth interview with Walton and creative director J. Todd Coleman.

“Throne War Simulator” Crowfall Raises $800,000 in 3 Days

Crowfall, a new massively multiplayer online game from the creators of Ultima Online, Star Wars Galaxies, and Star Wars: The Old Republic, has hit its Kickstarter funding goal of $800,000 in just three days, developer ArtCraft has announced.

ArtCraft describes Crowfall as an MMO Throne War Simulator, in which players take on the role of kings, queens, mercenaries, and assassins in a feudal world, where lets players battle for territory by building castles and siege equipment.

ArtCraft told GameSpot that Crowfall’s central conceit is that players will have persistent characters that embark on finite campaigns they can actually win. Once you win or lose, you can move on to a new campaign.

At the time of writing Crowfall has $882,779 from 8,942 backers and 25 more days to go until the end of the crowdfunding campaign.

“We are floored and humbled by the response from our community,” ArtCraft president and executive producer Gordon Walton said. “We hoped that the vision behind Crowfall would help it find an audience, but we didn’t expect to exceed our target so quickly.”

For more on Crowfall, read GameSpot’s in-depth interview with Walton and creative director J. Todd Coleman.

Star Trek Online Honors Leonard Nimoy With In-Game Memorial

Cryptic Studios will honor Leonard Nimoy with a permanent memorial in the massively multiplayer online game Star Trek Online, the developer has announced.

“I want to once again express my heartfelt condolences to the friends, family, and fans of Leonard Nimoy,” Cryptic Studios Executive Producer Stephen Ricossa said in a post to the game’s official forums. “Everyone at Cryptic Studios was saddened to hear of his passing and we want to make sure we never forget the cultural impact of the man or the character he played. To that end, the Star Trek Online team will implement a standing in-game memorial to Spock and Leonard Nimoy this Thursday March 5th with our regular weekly maintenance.”

Star Trek Online players have already gathered to pay their respects to Nimoy independently yesterday, as you can see in the picture above.

Nimoy, who’s best known for his role as Spock in the original Star Trek series in the 1960s, passed away yesterday.