Nether Departs Early Access, Full Release Now Available on Steam

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Sunday, June 8, 2014

Nether has been on Steam Early Access for a little while now, but it’s now ready for a full release. Its developers Nether Productions announced that the first person survival game is available for $14.99. Players must scavenge through post apocalyptic Chicago while avoiding the mutated Nether and confronting other human players along the way, and it is possible to join Tribes and take on missions as a group. I’m interested to see how the full version will compare to some of the other survival focused titles out there, as it definitely looks better than some of the competition.

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After months of community support and feedback, Nether Productions announced today that first-person survival game Nether has exited Steam Early Access and is now available as a full release for $14.99. To celebrate the milestone, all players logging in after June 5th will receive a potion that grants the ability to play as a Nether and golden chest keys to open rare loot boxes that contain valuable survival items. Additionally all guest keys have been replenished and players will earn one Gold coin for each key that is redeemed.


Nether’s Main Features Include:

-An Unforgiving City – Players must scavenge their way through post-apocalyptic Chicago while avoiding Nether, poor mutated souls that roam the city in search of human flesh. While searching for food through the city’s buildings and blocks, players can gather supplies to craft makeshift weapons for protection or trade at various markets. Survivalists must always be aware of other players who may be only one moment away from death, and see killing them and looting their possessions as their only salvation.
-Tribes – Players can find safety in numbers by joining a tribe, and only tribes can capture and own territory. Compete with rival tribes in territory wars for control of the city by seizing strategic landmarks to reap resources and experience; proving dominance over other tribes. Tribes change the survival experience by establishing a true social construct, with all the consequences of behavior that players would expect in the real world.
-Missions – Players can complete an assortment of individual or group missions to earn money, experience and reputation. Perform vital supply runs between the markets, work with others to take down the swarms of Nether led by the vicious boss Reaper that sporadically surge to attack neighborhoods, or keep the creatures out of the Safezones by working in groups to repair the anti-Nether devices when they fail.

“Since launching early access, we’ve continually worked with our rabid community to drive development of all the features that make Nether a survival gaming experience unlike any other,” said Chip Sineni, Creative Director at Phosphor Games. “We never knew what Nether would look like at full release and we have been constantly amazed at the player enthusiasm to help create a solid game.”

Nether is a fast-paced survival game that forces you to make quick life-saving decisions in an unforgiving environment. In this post-apocalyptic urban world, death is waiting around every corner, at the top of high-rise buildings, and in the grasp of powerful teleporting creatures known as Nethers. These creatures and the other players are real challenges to overcome, requiring tactical gameplay, awareness, stealth, and cooperation. To navigate this high-tension environment, players must use skill and cunning in order to scavenge, trade, craft or loot for food, weapons, supplies, and other resources necessary to stay alive in a desolate and dangerous city. Team up with other survivors and take advantage of group play, as a tribe, to complete treacherous world objectives, or play as a lone wolf in an attempt to endure the hostile environment. In the end players must decide whether to Prey or Pray.

Nether offers a wide variety of character customization and allows anyone to play as a male or female character. There is a huge selection of cosmetic items and player taunts to assert individuality along with entire outfits to play roles like survivalist, soldier and biker – or even just play in underwear.

More information on this title can also be found at as well as at or on Twitter @PlayNether. Or visit the Nether Wiki powered by Curse at

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