What can I say? I’m a sucker for horror games, and the latest offering from Phosphor Games is just that with the survival-horror shooter, Nether. Set completely in an urban setting, Nether tasks players with surviving day-to-day challenges to discover the cause of an apocalyptic event. Mankind has degenerated into chaos and demonic creatures roam the cities, looking to claim the souls of the living. Players will need to search for food, weapons and supplies while deciding if other players can be trusted. So by that description, I would say to expect some PvP.

Early access is expected to begin this fall and you can sign up to take part on the Nether website. In the meantime, check out the gameplay video embed below courtesy of OnRPG’s YouTube.



CHICAGO – August 15, 2013 – The first details were released today for Nether, the upcoming, online survival-horror game from developer Phosphor Games and game production company Nether Productions. A persistent-world, massively multiplayer online game based entirely in an urban setting, Nether challenges players to survive day-to-day while trying to uncover the truth behind the apocalyptic event that has changed mankind forever. Nether is slated for release in the fall of 2013 for the Windows PC platform.

"Our team has a strong and varied background that includes the creation of post-apocalyptic titles, so we’re really excited about Nether,” said Chip Sineni, Creative Director at Phosphor Games. “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.”

In Nether, players are thrust into a decimated, post-apocalyptic city where the remaining human population has degenerated into a chaotic state of lawlessness. A pervasive sense of evil looms over the land as people struggle to survive and rumors circulate of vile, demonic creatures that roam the cities to claim any souls still living. As one of the few remaining survivors, players must decide if they will Prey or Pray as they 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.

Nether is currently in Alpha phase, with early-access planned for this fall. Players can visit http://playnether.com to be notified of updates and other information as well as sign up to be among the first selected to access the game. More information on this title can also be found at http://facebook.com/playnether or on Twitter @PlayNether.

About Phosphor Games

Based in Chicago, Phosphor Games Studio is a top-tier development studio comprised of experienced video game designers with a track record of producing financially successful and critically acclaimed titles across a variety of genres – from hardcore first-person shooters and MMOs to sports and casual games. More information can be found online at http://www.phosphorgames.com, on Facebook or via Twitter @phosphorgames.

About Nether Productions

Nether Productions is the publishing entity behind the game Nether, a post-apocalyptic MMO set to launch fall of 2013. It is a privately held company, comprised of a group of game industry veterans with backgrounds in the executive production, publishing, marketing and distribution of online games.

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Last Updated: Mar 14, 2016

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