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The Underside is an exploration based action platformer in the vein of games like Castlevania, Metroid, and Cave Story.

Set on a flat planet, called The World, The Underside begins with the legend of the World’s creation at the hands of a figure known as the Almighty King. When evil overtakes the surface of the world, the Almighty King decides to start anew by flipping the flat World upside down, with the upper side of the World now becoming the neglected Underside, and the blank canvas on the under side of the World now becoming the Overside.

You play a character named Ip, who is thrust from the prosperous world of the Overside into the dark depths the Underside. All the while, the once-benevolent Almighty King is on the verge of destroying his creation. Throughout his adventure, Ip must find his way back to the Overside, and maybe prevent the World from being destroyed while he’s at it.

The game’s world, characters, plot threads, and dialogue are heavily inspired by Earthbound/Mother 2, and are quirky, whimsical, and sometimes a little strange.

The Underside has been under development since early 2005.

165 Responses to “The Underside”

  1. lol Says:

    lol i was like 12 the last time i thought about this game. im 24 now.

  2. tim Says:

    I, too, think about this game from time to time. Good times.

  3. nate Says:

    i wandered back here in hopes that this game would somehow magically be done. it’s been a decade since i last checked. it still isn’t done. but as long as this page exists, damn it, i’m going to keep on checking. see you in 2030.

  4. R&D teams Says:

    If you are still working on this game I would like to play It’s appealing or me.

  5. Kyle Says:

    I’m glad there are other people who still think about this game. The demo is one of my all time favorite games.

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