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From: No Game No Life ep.1 timestamp: 21:10

Context: The characters are ruminating on being stuck in the parallel world.

(空)なあ 白。

異世界漂流ものの主人公たちってここから元の世界に戻ろうと頑張るんだよな。

なんであんな世界に戻ろうとしたんだ?

Official translation:

Why would they ever want to do that?

Can somebody please explain what's going on in としたんだ? I've tried looking up とする but nothing seems to fit the meaning of this sentence. And also, how come it attaches to the volitional form of the verb?

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