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Lets Play Owlboy | A Hi-Bit Adventure 9 Years in the Making

Lets Play Owlboy | A Hi-Bit Adventure 9 Years in the Making

by Abe HunterFebruary 15, 2017

Lets Play Owlboy 9 Long Years in the Making

Lets Play Owlboy! Owlboy is a “Hi-Bit” Vertical 2D Platformer game that was created by the good people at D-Pad Studios. Owlboy was finally released on November 1st after 9 long years in development.

Lets Play OwlboyBack before its release, we got a hold of and was able to play The Press demo of Owlboy. The game was in development for over 9 years and we were finally able to get our hands on it. We managed to capture our playthrough of both the Owlboy PAX press demo and full game. If you’re want to watch Otus, his friends and their Adventures, watch our Owlboy playthrough. Overall, Owlboy is a high bit platformer that has a colorful cast of characters, great art, intresting story and amazing music.

You play the game as Otus, a young owl who goes off on an adventure to save his people from an evil pirate gang. Along the way he meets a bunch of characters, some who eventually team up with Otus. Lets play Owlboy and help Otus and his friends rescue his people from the evil Pirate game

The pixel art of our boy is one of the best we’ve ever seen the video game.

The art in this game is considered “Hi-Bit”, it looks like a retro game but is using more colors and graphics that were capable by old school machines. The game’s flow and style isn’t limited by their pixel art drection, in fact you can even say the Pixel Perfect detail in Owlboy is what gives it some of its unique charm. Furthermore, If you’re interested in watching some gameplay footage available why not watch our lets play Owlboy Series so you can get an idea of what’s in store before you play. Lets play Owlboy. A game that has been in the making for 9 years.


Owlboy Description

Owlboy is a ‘hi-bit’ adventure game, where you fly and explore a brand new world in the clouds! Pick up your friends, and bring them with you as you explore the open skies. Overcome obstacles and greater enemies, in one of the most detailed adventures of this era.

Being a mute, Otus struggles living up to the expectations of owl-hood. Things spiral from bad to worse with the sudden appearance of sky pirates.

What follows is a journey through monster infested ruins, with unexpected encounters, well kept secrets, and burdens no one should have to bear.

  • A love letter to pixel art for a new audience, Owlboy is an open-world exploration game with a unique mix of flight and platforming.
  • Carry anything. Recruit Otus’s friends as gunners to fight for you, each with unique abilities and stories.
  • Large dungeons with big and challenging boss battles.
  • An adventure 9 years in the making.
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About The Author
Abe Hunter
Graphic artist, designer, writer and overall fan of the gaming industry, you can find Abe with his Nintendo Switch within reach 24/7. Abe is one of the Co-Creators of BlockHead Gaming and a very COOL DUDE who totally didn't write his own bio.