Having your games, videos, and other internet-friendly contents trend on the Internet can be such a lucrative business, as it brings both fortune and fame. Apart from using our smartphones to see the world of our favorite celebrities, the internet has greatly helped many people to live their dreams, become successful, and also make huge earnings. Toby Fox has been in the spotlight for some years now for bringing laudable changes in the development of video games and composition of music.
The internet personality started benefitting from the industry in the year 2008 under the alias “Radiation” at the EarthBound fansite, Starmen.Net. As a forum member the fansite, Fox was in charge of the website’s PK Hack forum up until 2011. He had his career breakthrough after submitting his infamous “EarthBound Halloween Hack” (also called “Press the B Button, Stupid!”) for Starmen.Net’s Halloween Funfest in 2008.
The following year, the video game developer began writing music for Andrew Hussie’s webcomic, ‘Homestuck’. He joined the project as a high school senior after he earlier declined to join Hussie’s “Music Contribution Team” in April 2009. Andrew, however, took note of Fox’s work after the latter started sharing webcomic music’s piano covers on the MS Paint Adventures forums.
As a music composer, Toby has been credited for the following albums – Midnight Crew: Drawing Dead (February 4, 2010), Homestuck Vol. 4 (April 13, 2010), Homestuck Vol. 5 (June 13, 2010), Alternia (July 18, 2010), Squiddles! (August 26, 2010), The Baby Is You (October 13, 2010), The Felt (December 2, 2010), Homestuck for the Holidays (December 25, 2010), [S] Collide (April 6, 2016), Hiveswap Act 1 OST (a video game based on Homestruck, September 14, 2017), and several others.
In addition to his prowess in music, Toby Fox is a columnist for the A Profound Waste of Time magazine as well as the owner of the Homestuck Music Contribution club.
Fox is a renowned video game developer and music composer who rose to stardom among video gamers for creating the universally acclaimed video game ‘Undertale’ in the year 2015. He was born on October 11, 1991, in Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States. Being someone who is relatively new in the spotlight, members of the public are quite curious to know more about Toby’s family background and personal life, even though he appears not to be in a hurry to share information about himself. However, we learned that he graduated from Northeastern University, where he majored in environmental science.
Toby Fox’s Net Worth
According to trustworthy sources, the young celebrity spent $10 on the game Undertale Game, and as of 2018, over one million copies have been sold, which contributed immensely to the growth of his net worth. Fox’s asset is valued at $3 million.
His Undertale Game
Best described as his biggest project, Toby’s Undertale game took him over two years to make. Recommended for people who are 10 years and above due to its frightening images, cartoon violence, and language, the game tells the story of a child who plots a path in a monster-filled underworld while attempting to go back to the surface. The game was released for OS X and Windows in September 2015 and has the following names as its main characters – Frisk, Asgore, Flowey, Chara, Sans, Papyrus, and Mettaton.
As mentioned earlier, the game has sold over one million copies and evokes the sounds of ’80s arcade games such as Dig Dug and Mario Bros. Toby created the entire game himself and is said to have invented designs and ideas for the characters while in college. Following the release of the game in 2015, the music developer went on release a slew of unused musical soundtracks from the game, which he believes deserves an “8/10” review score. Recently, the music composer was selected to be a member of the 2018 Games Forbes 30 Under 30 list for inventing Undertale.
Although the game increased his fanbase and earned him wider public attention, the video game composer still believes that Undertale is “not for everyone”, following a large degree of controversy that trailed its release.
What Is He Doing Now?
It’s very difficult to tell what Toby Fox is doing at the moment but there are strong indications he is working on his next game. However, his fans believe the ‘A Profound Waste of Time magazine’s contributor is likely to launch an Undertale sequel or a spinoff soonest. Whatever it is, Fox’s next game will be hotly sought-after.