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Mar 29th
Moms are tough.

Moms are tough.

Kickstarter Update #20
Mar 23rd

imageUpdate 19: The City That Never Sleeps - Octopus City Blues

Our progress was a little slow this month, at least when compared to the previous one. We realize that the last few updates show a similar pattern of promising the demo soon, but then getting delayed for a variety of reasons. We owe you an apology and an explanation…

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Mar 23rd
With apologies to Ted Woolsey

With apologies to Ted Woolsey

Kickstarter Update #19
Feb 22nd

Update 19: The City That Never Sleeps - Octopus City Blues

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The talented team of Ghost in a Bottle imagineers continues to work on the world’s first and most authentic Octopus City simulation demo. The demo is about 80% complete in terms of content and coding, and is an important milestone for the overall product.

Octofans will have to wait a little more than expected to get their feelers on the demo, but it will definitely be worth the wait as they’ll finally be able to experience novel mechanics such as the spin dash and a large variety of octopus puns…

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Feb 22nd
What doesn’t eat you makes you a cyborg

What doesn’t eat you makes you a cyborg

Kickstarter Update #18
Jan 18th

Update 18: Once Upon a Time in Octopus City - Octopus City Blues

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We are delighted to let you know that the official tentacle count in Octopus City is now over 50 individual, animated tentacles. We’ve promised you that our simulation will have more tentacles than the competition, and as part of our transparency policy we will keep you updated as the number rises. There has been a lot of progress since the last update. Support for OS X and Linux was added in addition to fullscreen mode and gamepad controls. Several new scenes are completed along with the needed art and music…

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Jan 18th
When Kaf met his match

When Kaf met his match

Q & A
Dec 30th
Anonymous: Will this game ever come to video game consoles? I'd much rather play it with a traditional controller. Could it ever possibly find it's way to XBLA, or PSN? (Perhaps the game is too dark for the Wii?) I want to play this so badly.. But it seems like none of the awesome innovative unique indie games ever make it to those platforms, and I have no handheld devices. I'll grudgingly buy it for windows if I have to, but I'm just hoping someday I can buy it to play on my Xbox as well.

From our FAQs post on Kickstarter:

We would like as many people as possible to play OCB, so we would definitely look into other platforms. However, at the moment our primary focus is the PC version […] If anyone from Sony, Nintendo or Microsoft is reading this and wants to send us free devkits then please go ahead, we think we can utilize the horsepower and cloud-computing capabilities of next-gen consoles to render even more realistic tentacles.

It’s something we would look into once Octopus City Blues is released on PC. I personally think it’d be a good fit for consoles and handhelds and would love to see it on all of them (we would censor out all octoblood references for the Wii version).

Kickstarter Update #17
Dec 25th

Update 17: Octoblood Is The Best Blood™ - Octopus City Blues

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We at Ghost in a Bottle and Sons wish you a dark and twisted holiday season to match your dying mechanical heart. Our diligent team of world-class engineers and artists has been burning the midnight oil as we approach the planned release date of the public demo. Things are going according to the plan for the most part, with a few delays that are offset by amending our plans to stay on schedule. We’ve released 2 alpha versions to beta testers since the last update, and are currently working on porting the game engine to Linux and OS X. The latest alpha introduces…

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Dec 25th
Underneath the rotting pizza…

Underneath the rotting pizza…

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