On September 15th, 2015, the indie roleplaying game Undertale was released – two years after the conclusion of its successful Kickstarter campaign, receiving little in the way of fanfare.
Below is the release trailer:
Fastforward one month, and we can see that over a hundred thousand people own the game on Steam. It seems that word of mouth and overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics and players alike have led Undertale to become one of the highest-rated PC games to date, and the currently highest rated PC game in the past ninety days, usurping the throne from even long-anticipated Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
Advertised as “the friendly RPG where no one has to die,” Undertale is the first game published by 24-year-old Toby “Radiation” Fox, known previously for his musical works featured in the (in)famous webcomic Homestuck. Now, however, it seems that the young developer is taking the gaming world by storm with his newest release.
The game is available on Steam, but you can download a free demo from the Undertale homepage.