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In the Lumen catacombs, behind the meeting room of the Followers of Jamol, there is a riser/lift/elevator like the one in the Cruxen mines, only this one I haven't managed to use. Is there any way to do so?

And while I'm at it, I read there was supposed to be at least one secret in every town, but didn't find any secrets or bonuses in Haven. Are there any?

Posting here is a bit of a long shot, but delving deeper into Diver Down is worth it ;)

Posted on 2014-11-07 15:02:30


Jeez, you're making me think really far back now. Although it's awesome that people still play this game!

Let's see. The Lumen elevator. I believe this is here more for backstory, like maybe the elevator rises to the center of the gladiator arena. There might be a point in the story where that happens as part of a cutscene, but I forget. There's no secret tied to it, but there is another secret close by. Jamol left a treasure behind.

Haven... Help me out here. Is Haven the pirate town? I definitely skimped on that one. I had grand plans for the island and the ocean that never got realized. I remember I wanted a subplot and secret to every town, but Haven just serves as a place for a cut scene and a shop. I don't remember if I hid anything in that town.

Sorry I couldn't be more of a help, but there's plenty else that I do remember about Diver Down.

Posted on 2014-11-07 21:23:51


Jeez, a reply from Grenideer himself! Yeah, I've played DD through for the third(?) time now, since I heard about it in 2005-ish.

There aren't any cutscenes involving the Lumen riser. I had noted it would come up just outside the arena if it were to be used.

Haven is indeed the pirate town.

Your reply was plenty useful :)

Any sequel on the horizon? There is so much potential IMO for exploring just how morally sound Drek actually is after the amnesia, and having Drek get a taste of magic (shadow magic maybe?) and the downsides that come with it. Oh and backstory on Jherga. And having Drek be treated as a demigod in Minduul because of his technological superiority and what that does to his ego. And realizing your ideas for Haven and the sea ;) And meeting an Avatar! Uh, and sooo much more...

Though I read somewhere that you went into professional game dev. so I guess you might not be that enthusiastic about making games in your free time as well.

Posted on 2014-11-10 12:47:13


Definitely no sequel coming. Part of the reason I rushed the game out (if you could call a 5 year dev cycle rushed) was because I was in school getting ready for a career in games. I went straight to the industry and worked on Ratchet & Clank and Resistance. I have thought about trying the indie game scene, but that would involve a remake of DD as opposed to a sequel.

Still haven't gone that far yet. Lately I've actually been writing fiction under the pen name Domino Finn:
I've sometimes thought about making a Diver Down novel!
It's interesting to note that the fantasy world of Minduul began as a novel I never finished when I was younger, but the whole sci-fi aspect and Drek was a different storyline just for the game.

All those plotlines to explore further sound really intriguing. I planned for tons more things, like more Hunter's Guild missions, more optional arena fights, boat combat (or at least one sea monster), a lost frontier, etc.

Posted on 2014-11-13 07:23:13


Yeah, it's definitely a setting that would hold up being told about in novel format. But I think the fact that it's a computer game with a strong story is a big part of what makes it so compelling in the first place.

The guild missions and arena contests are something I've missed while playing the game too, and to include those in novel format wouldn't compare to them as a gaming experience.

Whatever you decide on, good luck to you, but ff you were North Korean and I were Kim Jong-un, I'd definitely set you on the task of doing a remake of DD and then at least a couple of sequels.

Posted on 2014-11-22 16:51:38

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