Deltarune is a role-playing video game created by American indie developer Toby Fox. The player controls a human, Kris, in a world inhabited by monsters. Kris and a classmate named Susie fall into an unknown place called the "Dark World" where they meet Ralsei, who informs them that they are heroes destined to restore balance to the world. The duo meets various beings who call themselves "Darkners" during a prophesied quest to seal the duplicate Dark Fountain. Mainly through the combat system, the player navigates through different kinds of bullet hell attacks by enemies, which can be resolved peacefully or through violence.
Development of Deltarune began in 2012. The battle system was overhauled from Fox's previous game Undertale, resembling the one used in Final Fantasy games. The first chapter of the game was released for free on October 31, 2018 for Microsoft Windows and macOS; the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 editions were released on February 28, 2019. A full release is planned, but no release date has been announced yet. The soundtrack, characters and sense of humor was praised by critics, with mixed reactions towards its similarities to Undertale.
Upon starting the game, the player is invited to construct an avatar. However, upon completion, the game deletes the avatar and informs the player that "No one can choose who they are in this world."
The player begins the story as Kris, a human child living in a village mostly made up of monster residents, with their adoptive mother Toriel, who is also a monster. Toriel drops Kris off at school, where Kris attends a class taught by Alphys. Kris and Susie, a delinquent monster classmate, are sent to get chalk for the blackboard. Upon entering the supply closet, both of them are pulled into the "Dark World". There, they meet Ralsei, a prince of the dark, who tells them that the three of them are heroes destined to close the Dark Fountain (a geyser of dark energy) to restore balance to that world. However, the King has seized control of the Dark World and is determined to spread darkness.
Screenshots from the game Deltarune
System requirements Deltarune for Mac Os:
- OS: OS 10.6+
- Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Hard Drive: 150 MB available space