Fandom, the fan-first global entertainment platform launched their first game today, with the Early Access arrival of UnderMine. UnderMine is available on Steam today, and is developed by Thorium Entertainment. UnderMine is a roguelike inspired by titles such as The Legend of Zelda, The Binding of Isaac and Rogue Legacy. Blending fun combat and dungeon crawling, players will send dozens of peasants to their deaths deep int he mines, with the objective of getting as much gold as possible.
There is permadeath, but some traits/upgrades carry on to the next peasant, so players can take on bigger bosses. Following today’s launch, there will be updates with new content every two weeks. Six months after this early access launch, the full release of the game will begin. To further support the launch, an official UnderMine wiki will be hosted on Gamepedia and will feature content documenting the game to assist players as they begin their adventure.
“We’ve had a strong desire to publish video games for years now, as it’s a natural extension of the strong gaming community we’ve cultivated on Fandom, but we needed to find the perfect game with which to launch our publishing arm,” said Ben Robinson, VP of Gaming at Fandom. “We believe that UnderMine is the perfect fit and are confident that our deep understanding of the gaming industry and what appeals to gamers will make us a great partner for Thorium.”
“We’re thrilled with the feedback we’ve received on UnderMine and can’t imagine a better publishing partner than Fandom, with their devoted fan base and vibrant gaming communities,” said Derek Johnson of Thorium Entertainment. “UnderMine has already garnered numerous accolades, such as being selected for ‘Best Adventure’ in the Indie Playground at DreamHack Atlanta 2018 and as one of the titles showcased in the 2019 PAX East Indie Megabooth. We are confident these achievements are only the beginning.”