Platforms: PC, Mac OS
Content Areas: English
Suggested Age: middle/high school
Play Length: 5-8 hours
Number of Players: Single player
Difficulty Rating: Easy/Moderate
There is always a twinge of fear when you ask students to name their team for an activity. However, on one particular day, it led me to the great discovery of Undertale, a role-playing game (RPG) about a child who falls into a great hole and must find her way out among a world of fantastic (and hilarious) monsters. Although its retro pixelated art style and gameplay seem simple at first, Undertale lures players in as they learn the dark history of this underground world and get to know the quirky characters who aid, trick, and try to destroy them on their journey. Undertale may be laced with humor, but its message is far deeper than the underground world the player must escape.