OUTBUDDIES

An otherworldly Ghibli-inspired Metroidvania about a fallen fortress of the Old Gods. Also, there are Mongrol, Crota and Wozan, a lot of them.

"…a game that lives up to the full potential of this genre for a new generation of gamers.” (RETRONUKE)

 

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  • Explore an open vibrant fantasy world
  • Real Metroidvania gameplay with

lots of gear, puzzles and Easter eggs

  • Unique dual-hero scheme with local Co-Op support
  • Epic boss battles & believable enemy AIs
  • Intriguing Ghibli-inspired narrative and characters
  • High freedom of movement @ 60 FPS
  • Hand crafted pixel art with distortion-free scaling to

your native display resolution

  • Support for various input devices & key rebinding
  • Original soundtrack by OGRE music

It's adventure time!

 

Enter Bahlam, a sunken fortress of the Old Gods, located deep in the South Atlantic Ocean. Following a shipwreck, maritime archaeologist and adventurer Nikolay Bernstein regains consciousness 36.000 feet under the sea. He's severely wounded and unwillingly connected to a supernatural Buddy-unit. Searching for answers about his displacement our main protagonist digs deep into the lost undercity, gradually realizing an ominous presence hollowing in its shadowed caverns.

 

On your journey home you will share your fate with a friendly tribe of mining creatures, the Wozan, who fear the Old Gods and strive to get back to the surface since their ancestors had been enslaved 5000 years ago. Some of them were able to flee and founded secret colonies deep inside the sunken ruins, others are still exploited by the hostile creatures that have overtaken the city since the Old Gods suddenly disappeared.

Run, gun and explore an open undercity

 

Experience real non-linear metroidvania gamplay and uncover five distinct areas, all with remarkable puzzles, environmental hazards, epic boss encounters and captured Wozan to uncage. Your Buddy unit will procedurally map the area and function as a handy quality of life tool that can be controlled at will to manipulate your surroundings using various abilities like hacking, scanning and telekinesis.

 

Explore Bahlam with a high freedom of movement like climbing, crawling and diving right from the start. As you progress your set of options will expand by discovering ancient weapon systems, suit upgrades and hacking protocols for your droid. All gear will be carefully balanced in terms of combat abilities and has to be used selectively to overcome specific hazards and puzzles.

Local Co-Op mode

 

The local Co-Op option invites a second player to explore and experience this adventure together by taking control over the invincible Buddy unit. Support each other on your journey home, solve puzzles and overcome Bahlam's hostile maze.

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Please drop us some feedback or open a bug report if you encounter any trouble with the demo or the early access build.

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Copyright: Julian Laufer

2013 - 2018, Cologne, Germany

 

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Last content update: Mar 2018

 

Contributing artists:

 

Robin Ogden (OGRE music)

Tobias Laufer (Bro)