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Going Under

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Going 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. The Future is Wack Failed businesses no longer just cease to exist--they sink beneath the earth, and their employees are cursed to wander the halls for eternity as monsters. It’s your duty to put these monsters out of their misery and repossess their assets--so that your boss can afford a new car, or something. Not All Heroes Get Paychecks Battle through the remains of failed startups themed off of gig workers, dating sites, and cryptocurrency. Uncover the true motives of your employer, a carbonated drink startup known as Fizzle, and their parent company, a subscription box manufacturer with an army of helpful shipping drones. Make friends with your co-workers! Hire a freelance goblin! Date a slime! Invest in crypto! Set a rideshare on fire! Fight Flexibly In the dungeons of Going Under, almost everything can be used as a weapon, from laptops to brooms to body pillows. Proper weapons can be found as well, but even they can break at a moment’s notice if you aren’t careful. Playing cautiously and picking the right weapon for the situation are musts if you intend on surviving your internship.
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Game Discussion

Review by Anonymous
Review from Steam

Good game + Based developer that refuses to work with NFTs

Review from Steam

OK, which Going Under intern tripped and fell headlong into the "publish" button only one week removed from Hades? That's almost "Suikoden 2 releasing right before and immediately getting steamrolled by Final Fantasy VIII in North America" levels of unfortunate timing.
Although Going Under is not quite the Suikoden 2 to Hades' FFVIII, it sure is a delightful little game. The dungeon crawlin' action starts off rough and -- after you've gotten used to the dodge timing, weapon types, and the various perks and boons -- honestly peaks at a middle-of-the-road "acceptably goofy." However, the writing is extremely sharp and funny right off the bat. Genuinely some of the funniest, silliest (and, on frequent occasion, most incisive) writing I've seen in a video game in a while. Paired with the charm of the world and the (mostly non-punishing, which is a plus to someone like me who sucks at 'legit' roguelikes) one-more-run-based structure, it all adds up to a highly worthwhile package.

Review from Steam

There is a chance you can solve the rubik's cube by throwing it. 10/10
Edit: if you throw a "throw" pillow it does more damage. 11/10

Review from Steam

Update (original post below):
Team 17 has scrapped their NFT plans.
I want to thank Aggro Crab and the other developers for denouncing Team 17's decision.
Short review:
- Very fun gameplay loop that is very pick-up-and-play
- Fun upgrades that change the gameplay in noticeable ways, creating variety
- Colorful graphics with a great art style (fitting the "corporate style")
- Humorous story with likeable characters and strong satire
Original post:
While I very much like the game and wish Aggro Crab all the best, the decision of the publisher, Team 17, to begin selling NFTs is the reason I'm giving it thumbs down.
I wish the developers no ill will and I know they had no influence in Team 17's decision, but I feel this is one way I can protest against. I will change this user review if Team 17 reverse their decision and acknowledge that no one likes NFTs.

Review from Steam

Diversified synergy-producing game that is targeting optimal outcomes by empowering productivity via investing in ground-breaking blue-sky agile paradigms of pushing the global envelope on the strategic international level.
11/10, I see great growth potential and predict further incremental improvement of its key performance indicators in the next quarter if the team will keep being efficient and will consistently give their 110% across the board.

Review from Steam

You know, there are times in life I ask myself why do I bother playing games anymore after so many disappointments.
Then, occasionally I come across games like this and I remember why I do.
Thank you for the experience.

Review from Steam

Pro: awesome funny roguelike brawl game.
Con: why is the game so short?
I recommend it anyway.

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