[Action/Adventure] The Underside.

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Offline ChaosWolf

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[Action/Adventure] The Underside.
« on: August 05, 2009, 20:29:30 »
I'm not sure if this is allowed here. The game isn't finished but there is a fairly large demo you can play. This game is like Cave Story with a sense of humor.

Update: official site has changed, but the game is still unfinished. New download here:

The Underside Preview (zip)

Spoiler: (click to show/hide)

Developer's blog and website



[mod]old site abandoned; updated post with current links[/mod]
« Last Edit: January 27, 2011, 08:25:34 by SiamJai »

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Re: [Action/Adventure] The Underside.
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2009, 20:35:37 »
Screenshots? And if there's a website/blog/etc. dedicated to it, please post a link.

EDIT: You managed to add the screenshots in between the time I started typing and the time I posted. XD

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Re: [Action/Adventure] The Underside.
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2009, 21:00:40 »
It looks alright but since it's a DEMO I just can't be bothered to try it until the full game is released.

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Re: [Action/Adventure] The Underside.
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2009, 22:55:20 »
LOL, you posted the one screen that's the exact same as Cave Story.  Before people start arguing about this, The Underside IS supposed to resemble Cave Story.  However nothing is ripped from it - Podunkian made what's in this game so far from scratch.  I love it so far, and was happy when I found out, the other day, that an extra-long preview had been released.  I'm glad it's posted on here now.  Can't wait 'til it's finished.
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Re: [Action/Adventure] The Underside.
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2009, 01:00:07 »
I don't think this game is ever going to be finished. I thought it was lost due to a hard drive crash.
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Re: [Action/Adventure] The Underside.
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2009, 01:19:40 »
I don't think this game is ever going to be finished. I thought it was lost due to a hard drive crash.

The Underside blog thing is still active, and the latest preview was released at the end of June.
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Re: [Action/Adventure] The Underside.
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2009, 20:13:59 »
Oooh my jazzpernicles, I really need to play this.
UNFORTUNATELY, I am playing games on an USB stick which is (GODDAMN) FULL!
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Re: [Action/Adventure] The Underside.
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2009, 23:43:10 »
In one of the previews, it shows melee weapons like chainsaws, and you can buy stuff from a store with those nickel-like things you collect. This is where the game differs from Cave Story, and frankly, I like that.

Also, take a freeze tablet Yonowaaru.
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Re: [Action/Adventure] The Underside.
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2009, 00:19:38 »
I like this game. I think the early parts are too derivative, but the gameplay gradually gets more original, until it's pretty fun and it's possible to play without the constant reminders of Cave Story et al. The dialogue and plot remain too much like a cheap pastiche of Earthbound/Mother 3, though.

(The beginning is really painfully CS-clone-like. The general aesthetic, the protagonist's design, his gun, the background that doesn't move as fast as the foreground, the spinning notebook for saving, etc.)
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Re: [Action/Adventure] The Underside.
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2009, 03:07:31 »
I guess I will try, since it competes with cave story. Will get back later...

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Re: [Action/Adventure] The Underside.
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2009, 18:40:31 »
I played it once. When I first started the game the intro got me very intrested and I thought it would be awesome but then it was weird and I deleted it.

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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2009, 17:19:49 »
You don't like that it's weird?  You're... WEIRD! :O
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Re: [Action/Adventure] The Underside.
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2009, 17:38:46 »
Dude, the intro included someone wiping a big paintbrush over a flat piece of something in the middle of space, and then when that didn't turn out good, he simply flipped the same piece of something over and did it again. You really expected it to be serious?
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Re: [Action/Adventure] The Underside.
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2009, 21:47:55 »
Good point, you said the intro got you interested, but THEN it got weird?  Dude, the whole thing is weird.  Way to be inconsistent. X-P
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