TOXICANT (formerly Undermine) offers a sinister twist on the survival horror genre, featuring randomized levels and roguelike elements.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I strongly believe that early access can help make better games; games that will resonate with players and stand the test of time. I successfully used early access for one of my previous games--Operation Hardcore--and shipped a full release within approximately 8 months.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I expect to be in early access for 6 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will differ primarily in terms of content, polish and depth. Among the items planned for early access:
  • Achievements (of course!)
  • More variation in level layouts and environments (including: larger/wide open spaces, more variety in room shapes, etc.)
  • Additional enemy types (in particular: more "creature"-esque enemies, like tentacles, large insects, etc.)
  • More environmental hazards, including more prominent underwater areas
  • More beacon types, and in general, more of a focus on the beacon launcher (less on combat)
  • A boss level of sorts, along with a proper ending (I'm actually contemplating multiple endings)
  • More reasons to explore, backtrack (more distinct secret areas, locked doors, etc.).
  • More significance for luck, and greater use of stats in general (including more stats-affecting items)

This is subject to change, of course: I plan to use feedback from the community to influence what I prioritize.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“I feel it's important for players to have an opportunity to help shape the final product without being subjected to overt experimentation, bugs, glitches, etc., thus I ensure that all builds are both stable, and capture the spirit of the story I'm trying to tell.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“I plan to gradually raise the price as new content and features are added. As of now, I would expect an increase of approximately 30% for the final release price.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“I plan to involve the community via forums, Discord, regular polls/questionnaires, etc.”
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Planned Release Date: July 24

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About This Game

TOXICANT (formerly Undermine) offers a sinister twist on the survival horror genre, featuring randomized levels and roguelike elements.

  • Traverse a series of increasingly difficult randomized levels, upgrading your stats and gear along the way
  • Use items like compasses, maps, beacons, and the MonPro 2000 to aid you in navigating the depths of the mines
  • Collect miner's notes and secret documents to learn the story of a conspiracy gone horribly wrong
  • Sample an assortment of nourishment and libations in your quest to survive: expired canned food, toxic mushrooms, rancid wine, and more!
  • Salvage old mining equipment and use it as a weapon, or a shield (Can't find any? How about a board with a nail in it!)

Game Features

  • Randomized levels
  • Gamepad support
  • Volumetric lighting
  • Supports multiple styles of play, including pacifist

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Processor: Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 1050
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Processor: Core i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 1070
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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