Published on September 25th, 2020 | by Adrian Gunning

Don’t be late for your first day at ‘Fizzle’: Going Under launches today

Team17 and Aggro Crab Games are excited to announce the launch of satirical roguelite, Going Under. Available on consoles and PC, Going Under sees players thrust into the office appropriate shoes of Gen Z intern Jackie Fiasco, who quickly discovers her new employer, the high-tech drinks brand Fizzle, is storing a veritable labyrinth of dungeons teeming with enemies in its basement.

Armed with everything from body pillows, potted plants, giant pencils to PCs, Jackie must embark on her first (and possibly last) task – to take down the monstrous mutations of former employees and CEOs of the failed start-ups that came before, lurking beneath the feet of Fizzle’s oblivious workforce. While the staff training is limited, Jackie has a few aces up her freshly ironed sleeves; skills can be purchased and combined in game-changing ways, allowing for more bandwidth to hit the ground running.

Going Under key features:

  • Fight the failures: Battle through the satirical dungeons of procedurally generated remains of failed and cursed tech start-ups underneath the bowels of Fizzle
  • Everything’s a weapon: Potted plants, giant pencils, laptops, and even body pillows are weapons for Jackie as she faces monsters created from the former employees of the failed start-ups
  • Skill up and synergise: Combine skills bought from the company’s (subsidised) café for a selection of blue-sky thinking, monster-beating synergies!
  • Learn from your mentors: Complete tasks for fellow employees, unlock them as mentors, and gain access to their powerful abilities
  • Break the glass ceiling: Overcome the power-crazed CEOs of dungeons based on dating sites, gig economy recruiters, and cryptocurrency to help boost your employer’s bottom line.

Caelan Pollock, Co-Founder, Aggro Crab Games, said:
“We are so stoked that Going Under is launching today. With the help of Team17 we have created something that the team at Aggro Crab are beyond proud of. We hope players enjoy their first day at Fizzle, and that they don’t find the workload to be too killer”

Max Everingham, Head of Publishing, Team17, said:
“Going Under is a very exciting title for us, from the satirical gameplay, to the vibrant and eye-catching visuals, we hope players will enjoy their time in Jackie’s shoes – and while no two jobs are ever the same, we can promise that nobody has ever had a first day quite like this – Fizzle doesn’t seem to have a very good HR department…”

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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