Earthbound was developed as a collaboration between HAL Laboratories and Creatures Inc. This Japanese turn-based role-playing game takes the traditions of the genre and satirizes many of them. The main point of satire has to do with the plot and setting, as Earthbound happens on a planet similar to Earth. Players control a party of kids as they visit Sanctuaries in order to stop an evil force that’s corrupting the world. At first, players only control a boy named Ness, but the adventure leads him to other kids that choose to tag along.