Game release: “Owlboy” (PC)

9 years is a long time for indie game development, but D-Pad Studio‘s open-world flying adventure platformer Owlboy is finally ready to be played.

Pixel art is especially enticing when the hand-drawn visuals and music create something magic, and this is exactly what this game does, as it looks like a long-forgotten Nintendo game reminiscent of Kid Icarus or Gargoyles Quest with some Zelda atmosphere thrown in. It tells the story of the mute Otus who can’t quite live up to his owl-hood and who has to fight back against sky pirates to protect his home and friends, which all sounds as if it’s influenced by Studio Ghibli animated movies as well.

It doesn’t only look fantastic with some fluid character animations and impressive background artwork, but the way of flying around and picking up friends who fire away at enemies seems to be a lot fun, too. Boss fights, dungeons to explore and treasures to unlock are present and correct, making it a throwback to the good old console times.

The game is now available on PC in its standard and collector’s edition, the latter of which includes the marvelous soundtrack.

Buy the standard game for PC on
GOG
Steam

Buy the Collector’s Edition for PC on
GOG
Steam

Official Website

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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