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Toby Fox to assemble team for Deltarune

Undertale creator cites increased complexity, burnout as factors requiring help for next title

Undertale creator Toby Fox has recently released the demo of his next game, Deltarune. But in order to finish the full version, he will apparently need more help.

Though Fox enlisted help from a number of creators on Undertale, he was able to put the majority of the title together on his own as a solo developer. However, in a Twitlonger post following the release of the Deltarune demo, he has stated that will not be possible for the upcoming project.

Fox begins by listing a number of complicating factors on Deltarune that make it too difficult for a solo developer, such as more complex graphics, world, multiple main characters to consider, and battle systems, as well as personal struggles such as traveling and burnout.

"Essentially it's not possible to make this game as one person (and Temmie [Chang])," he said. "However, it MIGHT be possible to create the game if I'm able to make a team.

"So I'm going to try making a team. Because I really want to make this. But I may not be able to succeed because I have no experience successfully directing a team and I have no idea who I'm going to work with. Since I haven't started assembling the team yet I have absolutely no estimation of its completion."

Fox also mentioned that, unlike Undertale, he did not plan to do a Kickstarter for Deltarune, remarking that "I still haven't finished that damn Alarm Clock, are you kidding me?", referring to a backer incentive for Undertale that has not yet been met.

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