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Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Here's the first and second gameplay videos from the upcoming Cave Story-like platformer entitled Underside. Preview also available.

OMEGA page updated with new additions.

Bone Director's Cuts now available.

The Highway Encounter remake was recently updated.

Charlie Foxtrot announced, a work in progress. [The Winter Rose review]

Another animated gif added to Paul Robertson's Journal.

New FTG art added. [The White Chamber]
Blogger Khris said at 12/05/2006 12:52:00 AM:  
So, does Underside use most of the graphics and possibly engine of Cave Story? Or is it all just recreated to look identical to Cave Story?

I'm confused.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 12/05/2006 01:11:00 AM:  
hmm.this seems to be another kings quest case. rather than earning your own fans, you go and steal the fans of a very famous game. hopefully this person won't get arrogant like some king's quest developers i won't mention. atleast underside has its own story.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 12/05/2006 02:01:00 AM:  
The Underside is made using MMF2 and none of the graphics. They are just very very similar. He's just making a game like a game that he loves...like what most people in the freeware scene do I guess...
Anonymous Anonymous said at 12/05/2006 03:09:00 AM:  
Anonymous Anonymous said at 12/05/2006 03:13:00 AM:  
omygod! the work of Paul Robertson looks awesome! such a wierd imagination, phew!
Blogger Tim said at 12/05/2006 04:02:00 AM:  
makes me extremely happy to read so much comments today (and on other days as well) :)
Anonymous Anonymous said at 12/05/2006 05:50:00 AM:  
most people in the freeware scene don't make a game that make you shout CAVE STORY the 1st second you see it.
neither any other game.
there is nothing wrong with making a game like a game you love, just don't make the game you love.
if his game didn't look like a splitting image of cave story (except for his own bad character sprites), then i doubt we would even have heard of it by now. and you can bet a lot of people will download it JUST because it looks so much like cave story. i mean, some of those tiles look 100% copied from cave story, and then he just changed the colours, eg, those blue spikes were red in cave story.
the problem lies in the fact that his own sprites don't really fit in well with somebody else's tiles.
Blogger svrman said at 12/05/2006 07:05:00 AM:  
Awesome stuff!
But after looking at the clips, I have to agree that Underside is essentially Cave Story but with different (although mostly ripped) sprites, levels and story.

I don't mind it as long as the word "original" doesn't come out of the creator's mouth.
I'd still like to play it :)
Anonymous Anonymous said at 12/05/2006 10:43:00 AM:  
The Underside does look an awful lot like a rip on Cave Story...

But it's The Podunkian! That's a name that means quality.

Blogger Khris said at 12/05/2006 01:50:00 PM:  
Actually, I thought the sprites were well made and fit right in with Cave Story's style, it's just kind of odd that someone would go to such a length to imitate someone else. Right now, all I can imagine is the creator sitting down and trying to plot down Cave Story pixel for pixel (no pun intended), but making little errors here and there.

Don't get me wrong, I'll definitely play this, but I think I'll end up having as much fun with it as I do while playing something like MUGEN, or Beats of Rage.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 12/06/2006 01:46:00 AM:  
Ok anonymous, if it ends up being a bad game, I'll take your side.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 12/06/2006 03:59:00 AM:  
well, it might be an awesome game, that's not the point . . .
Anonymous Anonymous said at 12/06/2006 01:42:00 PM:  
Wow. Now, I like Cave Story as much as the next guy, but this looks like a Great Giana Sisters-level ripoff...
Blogger Moshboy said at 12/06/2006 11:39:00 PM:  
I have no problem with it personally. People want a sequel to Cave Story and maybe this is the closest thing they will get. If it plays well, who really cares.

As long as no undue credit is taken, there shouldn't be any problems.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 12/09/2006 03:24:00 PM:  
Pod may be a dick sometimes; but he wouldn't rip somone else's graphics. I've played an early version of the Underside (Pod's promised me a version to preview over at TIGS as well), and yes, it DOES feel a bit like Cave Story, only a bit more fast paced.

Also there's an early preview up over at www.clickzine.net.