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D-Pad Studio


D-Pad Studio


Action (Action/Adventure, 2D Platformer)


In this story-driven action platformer, follow Otis, a mute owl who finds himself on the outside looking in due to the expectations of owl-hood. Things get even worse when sky pirates invade. But this also gives Otis a purpose and, using the powers of flight to brings his friends, he will explore ruins, find hidden secrets and face harrowing challenges. Through it all he will grow, and prove his true worth in the adventure nine years in the making.

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Stupendously Gorgeous… But Not Very Fun

“Owlboy” is the second game by Norwegian Indie developer, D-Pad Studio, whose first game, “Savant – Ascent” was a PC exclusive Bullet Hell SHMUP released in 2013. However, D-Pad Studio has something of a reputation for long development cycles, as “Owlboy” was first announced way back in 2007, before the studio had anything resembling a reputation or pedigree. Concerned about negative feedback and struggling with the lead designer’s recurring depression, D-Pad Studio would ultimately spend just shy of a decade developing “Owlboy,” with numerous from-scratch restarts, before the game was released as a PC exclusive in 2016, which received 8th Gen console ports two years later.

I was excited about “Owlboy” from its first reveal, since, at the time, 2D sprite-based g...

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