Based in Seattle, WA
Founded January 1st, 2019
September 24, 2020
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DescriptionGoing Under is a satirical dungeon crawler about exploring the cursed ruins of failed tech startups. As an unpaid intern in the dystopian city of Neo-Cascadia, you’ll wield office junk as weaponry as you make your way through the offbeat procedural dungeons beneath your company campus.
HistoryNick Kaman and Caelan Pollock have been working together in game dev for almost 5 years, based in their home city of Seattle. Inspired by their college years spent living in a madhouse of startup bros, they set out in January 2019 to satirize their rapidly growing and changing city—in video game form, because that’s all they really know how to do. Joined by Joanna Lin, Felix Peaslee, Sam Strick, and Luiz Mello, the project quickly took off and landed Team17 as its publisher. Nearly two years later, the end result is Going Under: a fantastical, yet all-too-real sendoff of startup culture and the world of constantly-changing technology we live in. Plus, it’s a pretty fun game.
- Over 200 weapons to smack your enemies with
- 5-8 dungeons, depending on your definition of “dungeon”
- A gorgeous overworld full of occasionally helpful co-workers
- 74 unique Skills to unlock and enhance Jackie’s abilities
- 9 boss fights
- A boppin soundtrack by King Felix
- 💯s of terrible jokes
- ...and more!
Going Under Console Announcement Trailer YouTube
ScreenshotsDownload all screenshots as .zip
Environment Artist/Level Designer