Two years after founding his one-man studio (Graybeard Games), industry legend David Brevik is back! He’s set to debut his first major release since 2013, which is coming to Steam this year. Entitled “It Lurks Below”, it combines Brevik’s love for creative titles such as Terraria and Minecraft, with the RPG mechanics he conceptualized in Diablo, with a indie/retro aesthetic. For those curious to see exaclty what does lurk below, they can tune in on Twitch this weekend to view a closed beta comprised of 200 players experiencing the game for the first time. Brevik will be streaming it at Graybeard Games from the following times:
- Friday, Feb. 2: 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. PST
- Saturday, Feb. 3: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. PST
- Sunday, Feb. 4 (it’s the biggest game to watch of the day!): 10 a.m. – Noon PST
- Monday, Feb. 5: Noon – 2 p.m. PST
All people in the closed beta are encouraged to stream it as well, to get people excited and to see his vision come to life. He also promises to randomly surprise beta players, and there’s no telling where he’ll pop up at!
“Though I certainly had creative influence as CEO of Gazillion, I feel like I’m finally right back where I belong—actually getting my hands dirty and creating great games,” says Brevik, who moved on from his position as CEO of Gazillion Entertainment in 2015. “It’s humbling going from large teams making content based on huge properties like Marvel to a one-man team with a brand new idea no one has heard of yet—but I’m loving every minute of the process. It’s all very exciting…and a little bit scary, too. I’ve always been a huge proponent of community involvement in game creation, and I heartily welcome all feedback from players and Twitch-stream viewers—anything that can make It Lurks Below the best it can possibly be.”