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Posts tagged “Toby Fox”

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Some video games that are like Bandersnatch, but better

If you’ve choosed-and-adventured through Bandersnatch, the recent Black Mirror thing on Netflix, and aren’t already a fan of experimental interactive fiction: I envy you. It means you’re able to play actually good examples of interactive fiction for the first time. Sure, Bandersnatch has funny lines, surprises and scene stealing performances from Will Poulter doing a “pretty much exactly how I, the writer, talk in real…

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Undertale’s creators did a Japanese wrestling promo

From Undertale to Deltarune, it only stands to reason that the next project for Toby Fox and pals would be promoting Japanese wrestling. No, really. Released on Youtube on new year's eve, bizarre Undertale-styled video short Kenny's Quest was meant to air before Canadian wrestler Kenny Omega threw down with his rival Hiroshi Tanahashi  at the Tokyo Dome on Friday. Unfortunately plans changed at the…

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Deltarune isn’t in the Undertale world, will take a while to finish

It may be quite sometime before we see the rest of Toby Fox's Deltarune, the Undertale creator has said after this week surprising us with a downloadable 'survey' which turned out to be the three-hour opening chapter of his new RPG. With Deltarune proving much more ambitious, Fox says he's planning to assemble a full team to help him make it. As for whether Deltarune…

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Deltarune Chapter 1 is the free and surprising start of a new Undertale saga

The dust is now settling on Undertale creator Toby Fox's grand Halloween surprise. Disguised as a spookily-themed survey for a possible future project, Deltarune - a free, hours-long comedy RPG and first chapter in a new Undertale story - was foisted upon an unsuspecting internet. It was accompanied by a polite note asking that people don't discuss it openly until 24 hours had passed. Now I…

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Undertale creator reveals next game in playable… thing

PSA update: Toby Fox has warned that the uninstaller may delete more than intended, so just delete it manually instead of uninstalling once you're done. "FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, YOU ARE ADVISED TO REFRAIN FROM DISCUSSION OF THE PROGRAM FOR 24 HOURS," Undertale creator Toby Fox says about his mysterious new... thing. I wouldn't want to broadcast hazardous information willy-nilly, so I'll refrain from that and…

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Undertale’s fan-game scene is alive, well, and has produced a full-length Team Fortress 2 crossover

It's hard to believe that it's been two and a half years since Undertale was the talk of the town. While pangs of early nostalgia are still easy to feel, a recent return to the underground reminded me that yes, it really was every bit as good as the hype suggested. Possibly moreso, even - it's a modern classic, which makes it quite unsurprising that its fans…

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8/10: Undertale Dev Reflects On Unexpected Popularity

Undertale [official site] launched a year ago today, and creator Toby Fox thinks the same of it now as he did then: "It's about an 8/10, niche RPG game." Fox hadn't expected - or wanted - it to become so popular, he's explained in a blog post marking the anniversary. Well! Cobbo straight-up said "You should play Undertale", our Wot I Think was glowing, Adam…

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Undertale’s Patch Is Full of Secrets

For most games, patch notes that read "Updated on Steam to fix bugs and increase compatibility" would be a nonstarter. Ignorable. Useless. But Undertale [official site] is not most games. More importantly, Undertale's community is not like most communities. And thus Undertale's Patch 1.001 bug fixes and increased compatibilities have been picked apart over the last couple days to reveal secret spaghetti or other such…

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Conversations With Myself: On Undertale’s Universal Appeal

Undertale [official site] is a brilliant game and I want everyone to play it. I worry that people will think it's so deeply rooted in nostalgia that they'll need a degree in RPGs to enjoy it, or that it's a series of quirky in-jokes. It isn't but I don't want to tell you precisely what it is - I want you to see for yourself.…

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Game Of The Month: October – Undertale

You can defeat Game of the Month by pointing out that it's running a week late, but you could also progress by claiming friendship and offering Game of the Month a hug. As it is here, so it is in inventive, uplifting RPG Undertale [official site]. As a human cast down into monster territory, you must explore and quest and combat, but can do all…

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Undertale review

I double-take when I see the sign on the front of the library. Something feels off, and I peer at the screen, and there’s definitely an extra letter that’s snuck in there somewhere. The little town of Snowdin is, as the name suggests, blanketed in thick snow, and the lights in the windows of the library look warm. Inside, the librarian looks up at me…

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Charming RPG Undertale Released

Many games nowadays are keen to tell you they'll remember your decisions, but the old demo for Undertale [official site] is one of the few games I've seen that remembered everything - across all playthroughs. It's a surreal and charming RPG about a human trapped in a world of monsters where, sure, you could battle 'em, or you could chat and cheer and flirt with…

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Spare Some Change: Undertale Kickstarter

I checked out Undertale's demo last week and I strongly suggest that you do the same. It's in the category of games that I'd call 'surrole-playing games weird RPGs', an unruly gang containing the likes of Space Funeral, unexpected adventures that revel in their retro postmodernism. As well as a surreal, funny and touching story, Undertale has random encounters that are actually fun, with a…

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