Descendent Studios released an exclusive FREE demo download of their upcoming game Descent: Underground, a reboot of the classic full-freedom shooter, Descent. The developers partnered with BrightLocker, makers of an innovative new platform for game discovery, community interaction and funding that bridges the connection between game developers and players in ways not seen before in the industry.

“We believe strongly that the future of gaming is developers connecting directly with gamers,” said Descendent CEO Eric “Wingman” Peterson. “We are super excited to offer this first free taste of Descent’s future through a great community like BrightLocker.”

This multiplayer demo is available only on for a limited time. Players can try out all of the multiplayer competitive and cooperative game modes, among them a hoard-style “Corporate War” team mode, a challenging  “Survival” mode, and a tongue-in-cheek capture-the-flag mode called “Miner Mayhem”. Single-player “Survival” and “Vs. Bots” modes allow practice play in advance of the upcoming storyline campaign.

The Early Access version of Descent: Underground runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It is currently on sale for 50% off at and It is also available at other online resellers.

Descent: Underground

About Descent: Underground

The officially-licensed prequel to the enormously successful Descent series of games, Descent: Underground combines first-person shooter action with six-degrees-of-freedom vehicular movement. Players take on the role of celebrity pilots commanding combat spacecraft in high-stakes battles for control of warren-like asteroid mines. Descent: Underground was one of 2015’s most successful Kickstarter projects and is scheduled for upcoming release. More information is available on the company’s website at .

About Descendent Studios

Descendent Studios, Inc. is an independent game development studio based in Austin, TX. The studio’s team includes several industry veterans who worked on titles such as Wing Commander, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Conquest Frontier Wars, Starlancer, Star Citizen, and Ultima Online.

About BrightLocker

Based in Austin, Texas, BrightLocker was founded by a team of gaming industry veterans with deep knowledge and expertise of platform technology and online live services. In July 2017 the company launched the second phase of its unique gaming platform – a first of its kind destination for game discovery, community interaction and funding that fosters an unprecedented connection between game developers and players. The BrightLocker platform features both new and established games designed to appeal to every type of player. To learn more about BrightLocker, visit .