All Yes Good, an indie game studio headed by George Fan and Rich Werner, the decaying brainz behind the original Plants vs. Zombies launched Octogeddon, the duo’s first game in more than eight years, as a premium PC side-scroller on STEAM. Octogeddon carries a list price of US$12.88 – but for the first eight days of availability will include an 8 percent discount, putting the game’s launch sale cost at a measly US$11.84. Octogeddon gives player the first-ever opportunity to take on the role of a huge, pissed off, mutant octopus bent on destroying the world as retribution for the death-by-sushi-chef demise of millions of cephalopods. The official launch trailer can be found here.
A totally premium game, Octogeddon will never cost players an arm and an arm to enjoy, even when more content is added post-launch. A roguelike arcade side-scroller, the game boasts endless replayability and is easy for players to get their arms around – but will also challenge players of all skill levels every inch of the way.
“Octogeddon didn’t take eight years to make, but it might take players eight years to recover,” said George Fan, who sadly has just two tentacles of his own. Artist Rich Werner added, “if I had eight arms, I could have finished the damned animations in a quarter of the time!”
Top features of Octogeddon include:
· Five Cities to Destroy: Each city level includes three aquatic and three land stages, each culminating in a big, bad-ass boss battle.
· Almost Infinite Ways to “Arm” Your Octopus: Dozens of animals’ DNA samples have been cultivated and mutated to provide a wide range of weapons and defenses for your wrathful use – multiply them by more than eight, and your wombo combo options are nearly limitless!
· The Lab: Buy more tentacles, upgrade ‘em with other animals’ powers and abilities, purchase sidekicks like Spike the Pufferfish and Ursula the Urchin, and preview the enemies lurking on the next level.
· The Shell Shop: Catfish Carl will sell you everything from extra lab slots and starting gold to extra limbs and special mutated animal DNA to upgrade your tentacles!
· Mini-games and Endless Ocean: Occasional arcade-y adventures with Spike, Ursula, and other friendly denizens of the deep, plus an undersea infinite mode.