As a gamer and a geek, it’s natural that there will be times that I’ll be inspired to draw something related to one thing or another that I’ve enjoyed. Undertale was no different.
As an indie game, created by Toby Fox alone, you can’t help but smile at the quirkiness and nostalgia it brings to the days of the Nintendo’s Earthbound/Mother series. What both have in common, besides the artistic style behind the sprites, are the humor and storytelling.
Undertale is an RPG game (mixed with bullet hell, though some elitists may consider it easier compared to true bullet hell games) that teases you with a simple idea: That everything you do in the game is permanent, no matter what! Yes, saving your game and going back to your save file won’t save you from the consequences. Resetting the game won’t save you from the consequences either. Uninstalling the game won’t work. Even changing your PC won’t work. And you may wonder “How does that work then? What do you mean uninstalling and changing PC’s won’t reverse anything I did and start anew?” Simple. Because the game is connected to the account on which you bought the game. So, if you want to start from absolute nothing ever again, you have to get a new account and buy the game again, making sure you eliminated every file from your PC before you install it again under a new account.
The game teaches you that actions have consequences, in short. Permanent ones. Yes, you can save your game and you can reset your game. But there are things that will never change. This, alone, can lead to interesting plots and weave a new way of storytelling in a video game that was never tried before (to my knowledge). This game, in my opinion, was successful with that.
OBLIGATORY SPOILER WARNING
Now, warning, there will be spoilers in my gallery. I think this game is really good and, if you are open minded or happen to enjoy games, I would advise you to buy it and not get spoilers from other sources. Because this game plays much better when you go in without knowing much at all! The game is 10€, it was released back in 15th September 2015 for the PC. You can find it on Steam.
However, I do warn that the humor used in this game, though it is quirky, it may not be understood completely by those who have little knowledge of the online/gaming/geek culture. The characters can have a typical behavior that one would usually find in children’s cartoons though the real charm comes from the fact on how every character has a personality and a background that is, in many ways, surprising and fulfilling.
As for the gallery itself, it was all done within a month time period after I played the game back in early November 2015, starting in 17th December 2015 and ending in 17th January 2016 (I didn’t plan this, which makes it more amusing).
Many people have used the art in this gallery for their own youtube videos and what not. They are free to use it, as long as they give credit in their descriptions or within the video itself. You cannot sell my art or print it however!