Michael Iantorno PhD Candidate, Game Designer, and Writer

Unearthed Update: Enemies Complete

As promised, this Unearthed update is a rather substantial one. All of the enemies in the game are now complete! I’ve put together a little sampler video, which you can check out below:

In total, there are about 140 new enemies in Unearthed. Almost every single one of these enemies has a new battle sprite made by either Messianic or Artemis251, and most use at least one new ability that isn’t found in EarthBound. My main goal was to have enemies that were distinct from those found in the original game, and could surprise you with a new trick or two. Special thanks to H.S. and the countless PK Hackers who aided me in the battle hacking!

Finishing the enemies actually represents the completion of a pretty significant phase of game development. The implementation of items/abilities/enemies was a huge, three-part project, and put into place a lot of the game’s infrastructure. Now that those hurdles are overcome, I am free to start adding elements directly into the game world, such as enemy groups, shops, and environmental sprites.


Before I get knee-deep in filling out the game world, however,  I’m going to take a moment to bug-test some old features and implement some small aesthetic changes. You can all expect a new update sometime over the next month or so, hopefully with another video. And remember: I’m always available to answer questions in the comment thread or on the tweetz.


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By Michael
Michael Iantorno PhD Candidate, Game Designer, and Writer