BELOW is a procedural terrarium filled with life, mystery and death. Test your adventurer mettle against Th...
BELOW is a procedural terrarium filled with life, mystery and death. Test your adventurer mettle against The Isle’s subterranean labyrinths. Explore a large, interconnected underworld crawling with cunning wildlife, and deadly traps, all while being stalked by a shadowy presence. Survive the perils of The Depths and unearth what lies below... or die trying.
Below is an action-adventure game viewed from a top-down perspective with roguelike elements. The player-character is a "tiny warrior exploring the depths of a remote island". The game is about exploration, though that goal is contingent upon the character's survival. Microsoft's Phil Spencer described the game at E3 2013 as a "creative take on roguelike gameplay" in a "mysterious world". The environments are randomly generated. The game is designed to be difficult, with "brutal but fair combat" and permanent death.
The all-new EXPLORE Mode features changes to survival, death and damage, tuned to be accessible for players who seek more of an action-adventure style of play, as they delve into the depths and unravel the mysteries of the dark world of BELOW. EXPLORE Mode invites players to lose themselves on The Isle without suffering the exquisite pain of BELOWs original design. Those looking for a more challenging survival experience will find it in the original game mode, now called SURVIVE.
“EXPLORE mode is our way of answering everyone who played BELOW at launch and found the challenge a bit too steep.” said Kris Piotrowski of Capy. “It was clear that many players were intrigued by the game's haunting underworld and rich atmosphere, but its difficulty made the game inaccessible to some. We hope to see new players to get into BELOW, and for seasoned players to revisit The Isle and enjoy the game in a whole new way.”