The demo is ready. While the game’s studio website is either a hilarious pisstake of every corporate ‘end-to-end’ BS site ever made, or just *a little* creepy…who cares. I just read this completely ridiculous and very surreal dystopian world game-bio:
“In a world undergoing an unnatural ice age, the last human survivors are densely packed in Octopus City, a towering metropolis built around a giant octopus.
“Players assume the role of Kaf Kafkaryan, a cowardly middle-aged man who cuts tentacles for a living. Kaf is addicted to Octoblood, a foul substance that allows him to explore bizarre dream worlds. The line between reality and dreams begins to blur as Kaf dives deeper into the city’s underworld and uncovers a large conspiracy.”
No hentai, guys. Sorry; even if ‘Octopus City Blues’ sounds like the holiday blues you get after visiting Japan, or some sort of hentai STD. Eeeuu.
So there we are: the indie, remotely connected games studio ‘Ghost in a Bottle’ (Ghost in a Bottle is a small indie team made up of Firas Assaad as the main designer and developer living in Kuwait, professional Spanish pixel artist Marina Navarro Travesset, and composer Aaron Eason from NC, USA, in addition to other contributors) has recently released a demo for Octopus City Blues.
It’a 2D adventure game for your phone set in a city built around a giant octopus. Octopus City Blues is scheduled for release in 2015 and will be available on Windows, Linux, OS X, and mobile platforms. Impressive for a year’s work.
The game was successfully funded in a Kickstarter campaign over a year ago, and the demo covers the first story mission in the game and has multiple story paths and endings based on player’s choices. The demo can be downloaded through the following link and is available for Windows, OS X and Linux: http://ghost-in-a-bottle.itch.io/octopus-city-blues
Octopus City Blues is a 2D adventure game that claims to focus on the themes of “exploration, replay value and the consequences of choices. Interaction with characters in the city is important to learn gossip and uncover the secrets behind the decaying metropolis.”
“It simulates the lives of the Octopus City inhabitants as they go about their lives.”
Game website: http://octopuscityblues.com
Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ghostinabottle/octopus-city-blues