To say Octopus City Blues is weird is a bit of an understatement (actually to say ‘Octopus City Blues is weird is a bit of an understatement’ is a bit of an understatement too), it’s a glorious old school adventure game featuring some of the finest and most surreal pixel art animation you’re likely to set eyes on.
You assume the role of Kaf Kafkaryan, a cowardly middle-aged octopus blood junkie and tentacle trimmer, living in a city built around a giant octopus (did we mention it was weird?). You explore the bizarre octopus city, full of colorful characters, strange sights and tentacles sprouting up from the ground (one of which is your wife), taking part in an adventure that takes place in real life and in your dreams.
Possibly due to the fact that you’re an octopus blood junkie, you experience extremely vivid dreams set in strange worlds populated by freaky creatures. Your aim is to help the inhabitants in your dreams through interactions with characters in Octopus City and also uncover a far-reaching conspiracy. There’s a lot to take in as you roam the city and explore your dreams, there’s also plenty of replay value too, with the promise of multiple endings and consequences of choices.
It’s a weird, wonderful, surreal adventure full of colouful characters, creative design and glorious pixel art animation. To say Octopus City Blues is weird is a bit of an understatement, but to say it’s awesome is an understatement too. The best use of tentacles since Day of the Tentacle.
Note: When in your bedroom, there’s a door at the front of the screen that you may overlook, this takes you out to Octopus City – go and explore it!
Check out the developers tongue-in-cheek website HERE
Download the Alpha Demo HERE (Win, Mac & Linux)