Indie Platformer Owlboy Release Date Announced

The flight-oriented indie platformer Owlboy has finally received a ballpark release date after nearly 10 years in development.

Owlboy, a pixelated flight-focused platformer from developer D-Pad Studio, has announced a general release window, after nearly 10 years in development.

According to D-Pad Studio's official website, Owlboy has been in development since 2007, and the studio has taken until now, nearly a decade later, to completely finish it.

Owlboy is described by the game's developers as a "high-bit adventure game," in relation to it's very detailed and high-quality pixel art. The game itself will focus on the story of Otus and his friends as they "explore a brand new world in the skies...." The gameplay will be centered around flight as well as the picking up and carrying of a variety of objects including non-playable characters.

The game is scheduled for release in fall of 2016 on Steam, but for those able to attend PAX West in Seattle next week, there will be a booth set up for Owlboy on September 5 at the Sasquatch Theatre at 2 p.m. with a playable demo of the game available to the public.

You can watch the trailer for Owlboy below:


I'm just your average basement-dwelling eclectic and eccentric video gamer who does his best to make a point, share experiences, and talk to people without swallowing his own tongue. I'm mostly into Platformers and RPG's, but I'll try pretty much anything once, and I'm also trying to find something different and interesting to play, and then share with as many people as I can. I can also beat the entire first world in Super Meat Boy while wearing oven mitts.

Published Aug. 26th 2016

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