Phew, what a pleasure to finally share the news: we have officially started working on Underworld 2 (code name). And not the way we did it for the past few months, a flimsy side project with almost non existent resources (sorry folks). We are really pulling out all the stops this time!
For those who just joined us here: Underworld is our firstborn and the game famous for being packed with innovative stuff. For starters, back in 2008 it was the first location-based game on mobile. Not only was the gameplay using your real location and real life movements; we have introduced geo-awareLeader Boards — with tremendous success. Finally, Underworld became ‘Freemium’ when ‘Freemium’ wasn’t even a thing!
With innovation all over the place, you can probably imagine how long it took us to balance the game, what a buttload of mistakes we did on the road and how much we’ve learned from that. Finally, we got an opportunity to re-use that experience.
One of the things that worked really well in development of the first game was that constant stream of support and feedback we received from the community. We intend to keep it on to gather your ideas and thoughts on the bigger, funnier and even more addictive second version! We promise to keep you posted on the progress as often as possible. Stay tuned for further details and spread the word!
Can’t wait…my suggestion, i am not not much for in app purchases…but would have paid for the game after I played a bit…maybe ad free version…or free up to a certain level…still trying to get old and new game merged if anyone can help get my old account on new phone
I think an even playing field fresh start…. But a bonus would be nice.
i was talking about merging currently…switched phones…tried to email someone no response…got over half a billion saved in other game.
Back on topic, a toggle between drug theme and candy would be nice. Love the game, but often turning my screen away around people I don’t know or don’t want to explain it to.
It is great to know something is in the works!
Yaaay Andrey!! Great news, thanks for the heads up, please let us know when it’s out, to start from scratch and unable to carry over status from previous app, is sad but it’ll be a new challenge to reach to the top once again! I’m pretty sure it’ll be awesome!! Alohaz
Well what’s the point of transferring accts if our ranks don’t go with it? Not much incentive for longtime players… All our hard work down the drain… Also, the previous question is still unanswered (I believe)… Is the current Underworld going to be taken down? I’d rather start a new, separate, acct on UW2 than to lose all progress in UW1… ???
awesome can’t wait for the update..
i really hope its not like the rest of the games out there when they update there games , if your not running the newest OS then your out of luck.
some of us Underworld fans don’t have a brand new iphone or ipad.
so hopefully its not higher then OS 4.2
Great to hear the good news of an update, hope the 1st 1 does not go offline, hope we can keep our accounts n not start over as we all have worked really hard to get where we r now. Keep up the good work
Yeah I’m happy new version is On its way BUT this version locations are unplayable because the location tab does not load. I’ve written to you several times and no response which to me makes me feel, especially on hearing this news, that loyal players who have been with you for years, really mean sweet f.a. to you because you are tied up with the production on the new game. And yes I’ve tried uninstalling etc. it only happened after ios5 Update.
Regarding the current version of the game and whether it is going to be supported further or taken down. Honestly, we haven’t decided yet, but what we can promise is that we will do our best to make you WANT to switch anyway =)
Re:iOS firmware support. I think 4.2 has all we need, but I’ll check with the team of course =)
Lou, apologies for the inconvenience caused. For now we are fully focused on taking off with the new version, but we will try to find the time to fix critical bugs in the current version. Unfortunately, since the game was developed for the much earlier version of the iOS firmware, the amount of work to fix even minor issues is HUGE.
amy, not only we’re considering players’ suggestions and current roadmap, we are taking them to a whole new level! =)
Get on with it can’t handle the wait lol
Want to start now now lol just playin with ya but do hope it comes soon. N really do hope we can transfer accounts over some of us have been real loyal from the get go before it hit the app store.
Why does there have to be a “decision” on wether or not UW1 will remain active? Does it really take up that much effort/upkeep? What about all the money we spent on your “revolutionary” in-app purchases? Do we get refunds if you take down UW1? I, along with many others, have spent our hard earned cash in order to climb the ranks and get to where we are, and funding a-steroids to go off and do other things. I believe the last update of any sort on the UW page was in 2010?!?! Very curious to see what you offer that will make me WANT to switch over….
I prefer the andrey’s idea, with a bonus for old players.
Why? K-Dizzle is not a fair player for example, he’s not happy because he’s first. But, remember Czeck, he had more 2 billion. Goupil has more 1,5 billion. Confused has 800 millions. And in 4 days, K-Dizzle was 5th and he becomes 1st! Whoua! So he earn more 1 billion in à week!
Do you know someone who can earn more 1billion in few days in this game? Without cheat!!!???
So i laugh when k-Dizzle speaks here, and i lose all of it.
New game, new level, new players and no cheats!!
Transferring the existing players into the new game is a really serious question that needs a lot of thinking and we definitely need your suggestions on that. The only reason I don’t want to go into further details now is that I and the rest of the team have to concentrate on the production and planning =) And we will get back to the transfer issues later.
@ChrisBreezy: huh? jealous?
@Andrey: Thanks for addressing everyone else’s issues but mine!
My real concern is more towards the fate of UW1… I’m not worried about UW2. I’ll play both, and kick ass in both as well! But I like my current competition in UW1 and would like to keep playing! Chezk may not be on the COTC anymore, but he’s still active! He re-upgraded to lvl 1, so I know he’s up to something! Could’ve sworn that him and confused were one and the same. If he combines accts he’ll surely surpass me! Temporarily…
I agree with K-Dizzle, I’m not the highest ranked player but I am top in my state and 11th in my country and I worked hard to get where I am and spent my hard earned REAL cash to help me get there. I didn’t jump ship the second a cooler game came along and had I known my money was not going towards furthering the current app but developing a new one, I wouldn’t have paid a cent.
Imagine if Apple did that? You invest in a new IPhone and then later find out you’ve got no tech support, it’s full of bugs but it’s ok because the NEW iPhone will be out soon.
Sorry folks - we’re not hiding, we’re working our asses off! =) Stay tuned, I know I will post an update as soon as possible!
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You know what else would be nice….a way to stop cheating. People jumping all over the globe with gps sims…or whatever they are….I understand there are glitches in gps’s that can cause this.I have momentarily jumped to the middle east. But too much jumping around should merit penalties. Listen to me…talking about playing fair on a game based on drug dealing.
I am in the cream of the crop and I am tired of the game makers and all they’re BS. Only updates for I phone never android and there is NO support Wtf get it together. I have made the cream of the crop 3 times now because I am never able to transfer profiles from one phone to another because I never get support or reply to my emails. Much longer and I will stop playing this game and stop putting money into it.
What’s up guys? I put down the game for one minute and look at what happens. Glad to see you guys didn’t abandon the game. Keep us updated!
I’m all for starting over on UW2. New game, new beginnings. Good luck guys, hope to see it soon.
When will be get a release date? I haven’t seen any updates on that. Getting tired of waiting.for a response.from months ago. People anticipate something because you announce something but then leave everyone hanging for many months…..
you going to make it so our accounts are to be signed in with an email like other games? Tired of having to start over because of needing a new phone, only to find out I have to restart from scratch because of that.
Sorry for that. The current version is partially incompatible with iOS5 and 6. And because the game was released ages ago, fixing it would mean to stop the work on UW2 and other games for a long time, which we cannot do.
As just pointed out in another thread, we’re currently very busy with Clash of the Damned. But at the same time, we haven’t stopped working on UW2, it’s just going very slow. I’ll do my best and try to post some news on our progress by now.
Sorry everybody, we know true fans are still out there, waiting. We’re really doing our best. It’s just constant deadline slips is the reality of small studios like ours, please bear with us
I’m VERY excited about UW2. I made the switch to android at the same time that UW1 went down. Needless to say, all I want to do is sell Candy’s and stuff!
Godspeed to the devs. Hope to see the beta release soon!