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Owlboy

A retro-inspired adventure-platform game developed by D-Pad Studios. The protagonist of Owlboy is Otus, an owl-boy from a flying village - Veille.

Arcade | platform | 2D | adventure elements | indie games

Owlboy cover

developer: D-Pad Studios

publisher: D-Pad Studios

Official website

Game mode: single player

game release date:

Development of the game Owlboy have been suspended and will not be continued.

X360

01Nov2016

PC

13Feb2018

Switch

10Apr2018

PS4 XONE

Owlboy for PC, PS4 and etc. is a platform adventure game, in which we assume the role of a titular owl-boy. The game was created in the vein of titles known from the golden age of Amiga computers and SNES console, and was developed by a Norwegian independent studio D-Pad.

Plot

Otus, the protagonist, is an owl-boy from Vellie – a flying village. One day, the settlement gets invaded by skyward pirates. Now, only Otus can save the village. The hero embarks on a dangerous journey that will take him to many intriguing locations. During the excursion, our hero will explore many new lands and battle increasingly difficult enemies.

Mechanics

Owlboy for PC, PS4 and etc. is reminiscent of classic platforming titles from Amiga or SNES, but introduces a number of its own ideas. We traverse vast underground and exterior areas, where we battle enemies and set out to accomplish main and side quests. The developers prepared many types of enemies, including large beasts. Additionally, each of the levels hides numerous secrets and special items.

Otus’ basic attribute is the ability to fly, allowing the hero to cross the platform sections. As the time progresses, Otus acquires many new abilities and useful artifacts. Owl-boy can also pick-up and throw items, as well as use the help of a friendly shooter. By holding the ally mid-air, Owlboy gets access to a mobile turret that can eliminate any enemy.

Technical Aspects

One of the highlights of Owlboy are unusual visuals, reminiscent of the artistic movement called pixel-art. The independent artists deliberately remind the players of the visuals that were typical to older platform. As a result, Owlboy includes low-quality backgrounds and characters. Nevertheless, this is a major highlight of the game, as it makes it unique among other titles.

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Minimum: Dual Core 2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 or better, 600 MB HDD, Windows Vista/7/8/10

Indie adventure platformer Owlboy leaves its nest, scheduled for fall release
Indie adventure platformer Owlboy leaves its nest, scheduled for fall release

news 25 August 2016 10:54

Owlboy, a D-Pad Studio 8-bit platformer that’s been in the works since 2008, is to be released on Steam this fall. To celebrate, the developer has released a new trailer.

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