Since its conception, Deep Rock Galactic has been an easy sell: the procedural exploration of Minecraft spliced with the co-op action of Left 4 Dead.
“When we started talking about it, people latched onto it,” art director Robert Friis tells us. “And here we are.”
Developers Ghost Ship Games have wound up with a gleefully entertaining game about dwarven space mining. But there are a few missing steps in Friis’s concise version of events, and delivering on that initial sell has not always been straightforward.
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