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Office Roguelike Going Under Heads to PlayStation 4, September 2020

Going Under

Aggro Crab Games have announced their roguelike Going Under will be heading to PlayStation 4.

In a series of blogposts focusing on indie games coming to the PlayStation 4, Aggro Crab Games Co-Founder Caelan Pollock detailed the game.

The player controls Jackie, a college graduate on an unpaid internship. Despite applying for a marketing job, she soon winds up having to kill off monsters in the company’s basement.

“Going Under is a roguelite-inspired dungeon crawler about exploring the cursed ruins of failed tech startups. You’ll wield office junk as weapons as you battle your way through the forsaken office complexes. Stab a demon with a thumbtack one moment, run over a goblin with a smart car the next — your options in combat are constantly changing.”

Players also learn skills, “that can light a whole room on fire, turn enemies to allies, or just make your arms really buff or something.” Over time, Jackie’s colleagues also begin to become allies.

You can find the console trailer below.

The game was already confirmed to be heading to Windows PC.

You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.


Going Under is a satirical dungeon crawler about exploring the cursed ruins of failed tech startups. As an unpaid intern in the dystopian city of Neo-Cascadia, you’ll wield office junk as weaponry as you make your way through the offbeat procedural dungeons beneath your company campus.

The Future is Wack

Failed businesses no longer just cease to exist–they sink beneath the earth, and their employees are cursed to wander the halls for eternity as monsters. It’s your duty to put these monsters out of their misery and repossess their assets–so that your boss can afford a new car, or something.

Not All Heroes Get Paychecks

Battle through the remains of failed startups themed off of gig workers, dating sites, and cryptocurrency. Uncover the true motives of your employer, a carbonated drink startup known as Fizzle, and their parent company, a subscription box manufacturer with an army of helpful shipping drones. Make friends with your co-workers! Hire a freelance goblin! Date a slime! Invest in crypto! Set a rideshare on fire!

Fight Flexibly

In the dungeons of Going Under, almost everything can be used as a weapon, from laptops to brooms to body pillows. Proper weapons can be found as well, but even they can break at a moment’s notice if you aren’t careful. Playing cautiously and picking the right weapon for the situation are musts if you intend on surviving your internship.

Horrible Bosses

And you thought your boss was a monster. At the bottom of the dungeons lurk the founders of the cursed startups, getting rich off of investments while their employees fight amongst themselves. Defeat them and return to the surface with their enchanted relics to empower the company you work for.

Get Paid in Experience

As you explore, you’ll encounter powerful Skills that change the way you play. Learn them at the Cafe and they’ll show up in future runs. Use a Skill often enough, and you’ll get it “endorsed” and available to start your expeditions with. Combine multiple Skills for crazy synergies, and you’ll be cleaning house in no time.

A World of Characters

Complete Tasks for your co-workers to gain Clout with them and unlock their unique bonuses. Learn more about Neo-Cascadia, the origins of Fizzle, and how the drone shipping empire known as Cubicle came to dominate the city. Can you save your company and yourself from going under for good?


Going Under launches 2020 on Windows PC (via Steam), and September 2020 on PlayStation 4.

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