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Under A Rock

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Gameforge
Developer: Nordic Trolls

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'Under A Rock' Is An Open-World Survival Craft Game Coming To PS5, XSX And PC, Early Access in Summer 2024 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2023 @ 3:29 p.m. PST

Under A Rock is a procedural open-world survival craft game for 1-10 players where you explore a primitive but dangerous place with a different evolutionary path; here, wildlife is oversized, Neanderthals still exist, and curses are real.

Under A Rock is an open-world survival craft game, players must build, craft, and explore to survive and succeed on a colorful but mysterious and perilous island.

Under A Rock puts players smack dab in the middle of a colorful but mysterious new land. Stranded and faced with flora and fauna that diverted along various new evolutionary paths, along with mystical curses and illnesses, players will need to set up camp, gather resources, and explore this strange island setting full of mysteries and wonders. With multiplayer co-op for up to 10 players, friends can take on this survival challenge together.

Walk the path of an early nineteenth-century explorer, recently stranded in an exotic and strange new land. A world draped in mysteries once thought lost to time, this land experienced completely different evolutionary paths, with exotic creatures roaming dangerously. 

Survivors can build a base, explore dark caves, swim through underwater environments, and traverse a diverse surface world, facing a myriad of unique challenges and discovering much-needed resources. Players must fish, fight, farm, craft, and more as they build their new island base and hope to fight off the forces of nature and terrifying curses.

Under A Rock utilizes procedural level generation to offer a new gameplay experience every playthrough. With multiplayer co-op available for more than 10 people and a deeply diverse character creator, players can look forward to surviving a vast new world of fearsome flora and fauna together. 

Under A Rock is a unique new take on the open-world survival-craft genre,” said Noemi Feller, Vice President of Products at Gameforge. “The procedural generation means each playthrough is a new experience, and the ability to build and explore with up to 10 friends will make for some unpredictable and dynamic gameplay.”

“We’re thrilled to have partnered with Gameforge to help bring this dream of ours to life,” said Thorbjoern Olsen, CEO and Co-founder of Nordic Trolls. “We’re incredibly dedicated to living up to everyone’s excitement in making this an extremely fun, if not chaotic, multiplayer experience for players to really enjoy.”

Key Features:

  • Expect the Unexpected: Featuring procedural world generation, no two playthroughs of Under a Rock will be the same. A once-safe base could be riddled with danger the second time around, and players will need to stay on their toes to keep up
  • Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover: They may seem cute and cuddly, but some of these creatures sure pack a punch. Fight, tame, breed, and ride various creatures…or players can develop their cooking skills for nourishment and other potential benefits in efforts to survive various biomes, curses, diseases, and the forces of nature. 
  • It Builds Character: Players can create their own unique looks with the in-game character creator, offering a variety of diverse customization options
  • A Not So Desert(ed) Island: Explore this mysterious island together with co-op multiplayer support for up to 10 players
  • Created with Unreal Engine 5, Under a Rock takes full advantage of Nanite, Lumen, and Groom technologies.

Under A Rock is in development for PC (Steam), PS5 and Xbox Series X|S and will be available through Steam Early Access in Summer 2024.

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