Today indie developer Toby Fox released his game Undertale on Steam. The game began as a Kickstarter project that started in 2013, but it has come a long way since then. It has developed a cult following from niche corners of the internet, but with it being available on Steam, it will surely attract a larger crowd.
Don’t you just want to hug everything in that room?
The game has gone relatively unnoticed, but from what we’ve seen it seems to be a unique RPG that it presents itself with a dark yet whimsical tone that is reminiscent of the Mother series. The player controls a human who has fallen underground into a world of monsters, and must escape lest they be trapped there forever. One feature that is very similar to Mother 3 is that should you choose to engage in combat (you monster) you can time your attacks for extra damage.
However, the game seems to provide an incentive not to kill enemies as one of the themes of the games seems to be trying to make peace despite differences. The game provides a negotiation system that allows players to persuade their way through any conflict.
Undertale is now available on Steam for the modest price of $9.99 for PC or Mac. It has come a long way since it started, but it looks like Mr. Fox’s work finally paid off. Check it out!