Hey Underworld Dealers and Fans, we’ve got some news. May sound as a bit of a downer at first, but believe it or not — it’s actually great news!
The time has come to retire Underworld to give way for the new version coming. As of today, the game is no longer available in either the AppStore or Google Play. You’ll be able to continue playing until October 15th, 2013. All your profiles will be stored safely with us in order to give you head-start bonuses when the sequel comes out!
Hard to believe it’s been almost 5 years since the very first launch of the game. Some of the old-timers may still recall the game being originally known as Drug Lords and distributed via Cydia, a jailbreak alternative to the AppStore back then. It was quite a ride with countless ups and downs and we’re incredibly thankful to all our fans for staying with us, for your continuous support and enthusiasm along the way!
Now to the best part. Despite a few recent hiccups & delays during the development, we continue working on the sequel, full steam ahead! In fact, we just passed an early Alpha and are totally happy with it. We’re extremely careful announcing exact dates this time, but we’ll keep you posted on everything that happens with the development, when to expect Closed Beta and such. We know, the wait is exhausting, but we’re doing our best to make it worth your while!
If you want to stay in the loop and get a priority to try out Beta when it’s out, consider subscribing to our Facebook page: Underworld 2: Black Market. As usual, we’re extremely happy to hear from you, so whether you’ve got a question about the game, our progress and whatnot or just dropped by to say hello — you’re always welcome!
As we have mentioned before, the biggest and the most useful feature we have prepared in the update is ability to connect with Facebook. What exactly will you be able to do with that?
First of all, it is your chance to get some extra UW points for free! Underworld rewards you with 10 points when you connect your game profile with Facebook. Also, you are going to get 5 points every time one of your Facebook friends joins the game by your invitation.
Second, connecting with Facebook makes it easy to share your Underworld’s events and achievements with your friends:
Post stories to your Facebook page every time you acquire a new rank
Post UW shouts to share what’s going on with you in Underworld
Compete with your friends in the Cream of the Crop
If you’re a Facebook user, don’t forget to visit Underworld’s application page.
As usual, we appreciate your feedback a lot! What other features utilizing Facebook Connect you can think of? What types of UW activity you would like to share with your friends? What about other social networks, like Twitter? Best suggestions will appear in the Open Roadmap.
Update: all game versions, including the free one, are available in the AppStore now.
Phew! Underworld: SweetDeal 1.1 has just been submitted to the AppStore. Hoping guys from Cupertino are going to approve it till the end of this week.
Ok, the main question, as always, is what exactly did we prepare for you in 1.1?
The first and the most important feature of this release is Facebook Connect support. As any other MMO, Underworld is not only about making progress, but also about socializing. Bring your Facebook account into the game to communicate with friends, observe each other’s game achievements and struggle to the top of Friends Cream of the Crop. More details on that will follow in a separate post soon.
Another highly demanded feature added is stock controls. Review your current stock and dump something if you need space quickly for another commodity.
Cream of the Crop now will let you open dealer’s profiles, view their details and communicate. Finally, we did that
The last, but not least — we have put a lot of effort to fix all the known bugs and improve the overall game stability. Yes, «black screen» bug is in the past too
As usual, we’ve put out already implemented features from the roadmap and about to add some new stuff we are getting from the suggestion box. The work has begun on the next version!