Undertale is a narrative RPG game currently in the works by Toby Fox. A demo has been released featuring 30-45 minutes of gameplay, and because it's such a unique experience, we couldn't wait to share it. Undertale is the story of a human girl who falls into the monster-controlled underworld where she encounters napping ghosts, mobile vegetables, malevolent flowers and a butterscotch pie. It's a little slice of Anodyne or Earthbound told through simple visuals and charming characters, and after playing the preview you won't be able to wait for the full version.
By and large, Undertale plays like any other indie RPG. You walk through the world, interact with characters, engage in battles and earn experience points. But two things make Undertale stand well above the crowd: combat and characters. Battles are turn-based and use both standard fight/flee commands along with a curious "act" feature. Choosing act opens up an enemy specific menu that allows you to interact with each creature on a more personal level. Maybe it lets you talk to frogs. Maybe it lets you imitate molds. Or maybe it lets you cheer on a down-and-out ghost. Either way you can win many battles using these actions alone, and their inclusion deepens the narrative elements that much further.
The full version of Undertale isn't out just yet, but after playing the demo you'll want to sit on the official site hitting "refresh" until it is. It manages to touch some emotional threads most players will easily resonate with all while maintaining a quirky sense of humor. Phenomenal work!
Cheers to Jacob for sending this in!
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