This year has finally given a birth to one of the longest platformers ever. Owlboy which was announced 9 years ago is here at last. The game was inspired by such adventures as Super Mario Bros. 3 and Tanooki Suit. Since the game was announced in 2007 developers were worried how the world of games would receive it. The result was beyond their expectations. After its Owlboy’s pre-release Kotaku’s Luke Plunkett stated that the game was worth waiting. He also praised the game for its charming and mysterious style. Dave Cook from VG247 said that it was a promising 2D platformer. When Owlboy’s release finally came the game was rated as high as 90/100 on Metacritic. The platformer received 9.3/10 according to IGN’s Chloi Rad. Most sources comment on the game’s untypical characters.
Owlboy Release Date
No matter how long Owlboy’s journey was from the concept to the final version the game has still come and many fans are happy to try it. The official PC release was on November 1, 2016. While Owlboy is getting incredible ratings many users wonder will there be a version for Mac? According to some of the sources developers do plan to release their Owlboy for Mac and Linux. However, they don’t give any particular date. So we can only hope that this process won’t take nine years more.
Platformers struggle to survive
Platformers are a retro genre which is desperately trying to survive.
Such games are still popular enough and get high ratings. Owlboy proves as well as upcoming Cuphead. Both of these games will be released for PC which isn’t very reasonable. In fact platformers are logically better for PS or Xbox so it would be better, if developers would aim at consoles rather than PC.
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As any indie game which made with love Owlboy is well-planned. The game is set on a floating island. The main character Otus fights against pirates. You can fly in this story so your basic skill is spin attack. You can also carry different objects and your allies. There’re some weapons which can help you on your journey. Your allies are usually teleported to you. There’s in game currency which makes it possible to upgrade yourself and your friends. The game involves battles and puzzles. Watch Owlboy demo to understand how it all works.
There’s an army of fans who are eager to try the game on PS4. Owlboy PS Vita version is also highly anticipated. There’re so many requests about this aspect that developers have already left an official reply. According to them they do consider taking their game to other platforms including PS but they don’t give any details so far.
Owlboy System Requirements
Intel CPU: Pentium 4 1.8GHz / AMD CPU: Athlon XP 1700+
Graphics Card: GeForce 210 / Radeon X600 Series
RAM: 1 GB
HDD Space: 1 GB