101 Songs, 2 Hours 9 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Toby Fox’s score for Undertale, the acclaimed indie RPG he also developed, deepens the immersive experience by harking back to soundtracks from games of yore, like The Legend of Zelda and Chrono Trigger. Light tracks like “Start Menu” beep and boop their way along, while the more involved “Ruins” sets an insistent, rain-like piano melody over some synthy pads and a clever beat. The amusingly short “Dogbass” is a jazzy jaunt, while the similarly inclined “Dogsong” recalls the playful quests of Super Mario World. Fox’s funky melodies on “Megalovania” are geared toward inspiring players to finish the tale and achieve victory.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Toby Fox’s score for Undertale, the acclaimed indie RPG he also developed, deepens the immersive experience by harking back to soundtracks from games of yore, like The Legend of Zelda and Chrono Trigger. Light tracks like “Start Menu” beep and boop their way along, while the more involved “Ruins” sets an insistent, rain-like piano melody over some synthy pads and a clever beat. The amusingly short “Dogbass” is a jazzy jaunt, while the similarly inclined “Dogsong” recalls the playful quests of Super Mario World. Fox’s funky melodies on “Megalovania” are geared toward inspiring players to finish the tale and achieve victory.

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About Toby Fox

An American music composer and video game developer, Toby Fox is best known for his indie game Undertale. Prior to its release in 2015, Fox had written music for Andrew Hussie's web comic Homestruck, a project he joined as a high-school senior in 2009. About a child who navigates a monster-filled underworld while attempting to return to the surface, Undertale was released for Windows and OS X in September 2015. It sold a million copies by the following April. Evoking the sounds of '80s arcade classics like Mario Bros. and Dig Dug, Fox also wrote the electronic keyboard-based score for the game. Its soundtrack arrived on the Materia label in 2016. After CrazyGroupTrio released the 15-minute EP Undertale: Arranged on Piano, Iam8bit issued the more comprehensive Undertale on Piano in 2017. It featured pianist Augustine Mayuga Gonzales. Fox went on to co-compose the score for 2017's Hiveswap, a video game based on Homestruck. ~ Marcy Donelson

BORN
October 11, 1991

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