Posts Tagged ‘ibb and obb’

Charm Overload: Ibb & Obb Hits PC On May 26th

By Ben Barrett on May 16th, 2014.

This screenshot is the enemy of physics.

While the indie game habits of pushing forward genres and innovating new styles of play are all well and good, what’s truly important and defining is how gosh-darn adorable they can be. ibb & obb is a prime example, its co-op focused platforming previously confined purely to the Sony Playbox as part of their “the indies all belong to us now” initiative. From a glance at the archives this was a post-announcement maneuver for a game originally intended for PC. Thankfully for you, me and lovers of anthropomorphised blobs the world over, the folks at Sparpweed are passing the game through a portal to Steam on May 26th. Check out a launch trailer once you’ve managed to stand on the ceiling.

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Stick Together, Fall Apart: Ibb And Obb

By Adam Smith on January 24th, 2012.

That's how every city looks to people with a happyfun imagination and lots of hallucinogenic drugs in their gullet.

Fun fact: ibb and obb shouldn’t be capitalised, as per The Well of Lost Plots from which their names are taken. They are capitalised in my headline though, but so is everything else. Such is the way of the Style Guide (must also be capitalised) that guides my hand. Now that I think about it, that wasn’t very ‘fun’ at all, so here’s a new trailer for ibb and obb instead, which shows the gravity-bending cooperative platformer in action.

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Ibb And Obb Give Quinns A Headache

By Quintin Smith on July 4th, 2011.

Steve and Peter In Anti-World, that's what I would have called it

The best indie games are the ones that immediately make you feel slightly unwell, clearly. Braid. Narbacular Drop. Space Funeral. Here’s a new one with more in common with the gravity flipper VVVVVV than anything else – ibb and obb is an entirely co-operative platformer where players can leap through gaps in the floor to walk on the topsy-turvy version of the world. It’s more than a little mind-bending watch two players solve the game’s puzzles in tandem, as you’ll see in the video after the jump. The full game’s due out in early 2012.

Check this out, though. After receiving a 7+ age rating in Europe and 12+ in Japan, the American ESRB have given the preview build of ibb and obb a 17+ “Mature” rating, stating, among other things, that the “main characters sexual preference is perceived as ambiguous and not suitable for all audiences”.

EDIT: Oh OK it’s an April Fools joke. Wow it’s even funnier being caught out by that stuff when it’s not April 1st.
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