Four Legs Good, Eight Legs Better: Octopus City Blues

Over at Indiestatik, Chris Priestman draws attention to Octopus City Blues, which isn’t a difficult task. The name attracts eyes like a flare in the night and then there are the screenshots, of a weird retro RPG set in the cities and settlements that have been built on the back of a giant octopus. A sort of Lovecraftian Discworld perhaps? The game is heading toward some form of crowdfunding space in the near future and a demo should be available soon. When asked the question, ‘what kind of game [is Octopus City Blues]?’, the team respond: “We draw inspiration from many sources, including games. If it were a game, it’d probably be described as an adventure game. You make a lot of decisions and meet really weird people.” Sounds good and looks good too, as the video below demonstrates.

That’s probably my favourite developer logo ever.


  1. vivlo says:

    there is a kind of acid feverish nightmare crono trigger feel on this one

  2. Lord Custard Smingleigh says:

    The fact that this is not an open world sandbox Octodad game in the GTA stylee (Grand Theft Tentacle?) should not be held against it. Unfortunately I’m still going to hold that against it.

  3. warthog2k says:

    Hmm, coincidentally similar title to a Guardian article earlier today: link to

  4. Viroso says:

    That’s interesting, a game that draws inspiration from other games.

  5. Turkey says:

    Yeah, but how many fingers am I holding up?

  6. strangeloup says:

    Between this and Undertale — though in the case of this one I may be mistaking the engine — I’m quite pleased that RPG Maker titles seem to have lost a lot of the stigma they once had. Mainly because it’s a game-making thing that I’m not completely useless with.

    • lordcooper says:

      Make a good game and I’ll play it, regardless of the tools you used.

      • strangeloup says:

        I’ve not got as far as making a good game, but I have made one.

        Got the basics of RPG Maker down now, at least. It’s quite enjoyable to use!

  7. Hilden2000 says:

    That intro was completely bonkers and I want more. and a wallpaper based on that title screen please, that thing is beautiful.

  8. TΛPETRVE says:

    Looks a bit like the rape child of Day of the Tentacle and Dark Seed.