An Inkling Of Adventure: Octopus City Blues Demo

Octopus City Blues is an adventure game set in a city built around a giant octopus. So far, so weird. The player character sounds about as odd as the setting, as well as containing an apparent nod to fans of the Franz in his name – “Assume the role of Kaf Kafkaryan, a cowardly middle-aged octopus blood junkie and tentacle trimmer”. Plagued by strange dreams, Kaf journeys into Octopus City’s underbelly and uncovers a conspiracy, which looks like it might involve a cast of wretches and bizarre enough to make you cough up your naked lunch. The demo is available now and there are some suggestions as to how it should be played below.

Containing one of the early chapters, the demo runs on Windows, Mac or Linux and is designed to be replayable, like the rest of the game. Decisions to be made, consequences to be experienced.

We’re really excited about this release and we hope you enjoy it. We encourage you to play more than once, because a lot of the content you’ll see depends on your choices and approach. There are multiple endings, and some variations on each of them, in addition to various ways to complete the main quest. Talk to NPCs, learn gossip, and be careful about the choices you make. More importantly, have fun and remember to say no to Octoblood!

I’m glad the demo has arrived, partly because I want to play it but also because it’s served to remind me that the game exists at all. Quite how it’s possible to forget about the game about Octopus blood junkies, I’m not entirely sure. I blame conspiracies. Here’s the trailer.


  1. RARARA says:

    People should develop more games based on their fever dreams.

  2. J. Cosmo Cohen says:

    My friend ate an octopus tentacle at a fancy Chinese restaurant. I watched him eat it, and as he was pulling in the last bit of the tentacle into his mouth, the end slapped against his face and kind of stuck there for a second. It was gross. Later that night he vomited until his insides were on the outside.

    True story.

    Anyway, I love the setup for this game and, when I’ve fully recovered from surgery, I’ll try and remember to give it a go.

  3. BlitzThose says:

    I backed this game on Kickstarter purely on the art design and the lack of a sane plot, suspect this will be one of those so weird its good titles.

    The whole thing looks like something Allen Jaeger would come up with if he was ever tasked to make a game.

    Suddenly I have a weird craving for calimari.

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      Arnvidr says:

      I also backed this. I tried the demo for a few minutes, and I had absolutely no idea what was going on. It seems to be all I was hoping for, and I’m looking forward to the full release.

  4. Shazbut says:

    Dat art design and soundtrack