Michael Iantorno PhD Candidate, Game Designer, and Writer

Forsaken Tunnels Complete!

The map design for the Forsaken Tunnels area of Unearthed is now complete! The tunnels are located below the mole city and is designed as a challenge area for players. It can be skipped entirely, but offers a bevy of treasures for dedicated adventurers!

Years ago, the moles of the underworld used the Forsaken Tunnels as their home base. The sprawling caves served as a vast city for them, and they flourished within the relative safety of the hallows. It was from there that the moles ran their trading operations; collecting rare commodities and spreading throughout the underworld.

However, it seemed destined that the prosperity would not last forever. One evening the tunnels were invaded by dangerous mechanical beasts, hell bent on destruction. The moles were driven out of their city and became a largely nomadic people; traveling the underworld extensively and only settling down for short periods of time.

Does this area look familiar to you? Well, that’s because the Forsaken Caverns are really just the desert caves from EarthBound! I liked this map so much that I decided to include it in Unearthed with only a few small alterations. I figured it would be pretty fun for experienced EarthBound players to encounter a familiar area in the endgame of Unearthed.


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Michael Iantorno PhD Candidate, Game Designer, and Writer