When it comes to classic games to have released over the past number of years, you’re going to find a lot of people who played the wonder of Undertale and fell in love with everything that it had to offer. And because of that, many were surprised when the creator of it debuted his second title of this line in the form of Deltarune. The game is very similar visually to Undertale, but with its own story, and a lot of dogs…possibly.
Anyway, the creator of Undertale and Deltarune, Toby Fox, did an interview about his newest title, and described when the idea for the game came into his head:
In 2011, when I was away at school, I got very sick. I ended up having a terrible fever and couldn’t get any medicine for it, and while I was sleeping I had a vivid dream about the ending to a game. Since then… I felt like I had to make the game with that ending. I attempted to make that game in 2012 using character designs by an artist I really like called Kanotynes. However, I stopped making it even before I made a single room of the game.
He went on:
That game… I ended up repurposing a few of the songs from it for Undertale. For example, “Heartache” was originally called “Joker Battle” and “Bonetrousle” was originally the main battle theme. Then I decided around when I did the Kickstarter to Undertale (2013) that if I ever completed Undertale, my next game would be a mix of Undertale and that concept.
It’s going to be interesting to see if Deltarune will have the same impact as Undertale. But that’s a conversation for another time. The game’s first chapter is available for free right now. And as for the rest, that’ll come in paid installments later on.