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Wot I Think: Okhlos

Myths and legends! Ancient Greek philosophers! Proletariat revolution! The natural ingredients, of course, of a spectacularly stupid game.

Good stupid, not bad stupid. Or at least, deliberate stupid, not accidental stupid. Okhlos [official site] is a big, dumb, like really really dumb, mash-up of a shmup, ARPG and briefly notorious GTA coat-tail-rider State of Emergency, wherein you amass a growing horde of ancient Greek sorts then go lay waste to any and everything in pursuit of liberty from titans, gods and their various hired help.

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Okhlos Releases Angry Mob On August 18

Okhlos

I’m going to admit something to you. It’s that I initially skipped over the press emails for Okhlos [official site] because from the name I thought it might be a new low fat yoghurt*.

BUT! It’s a videogame! About an Ancient Greek mob trying to overthrow the awful gods of yore! And which now has a release date of 18 August! And is definitely not a yoghurt!

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Control Human Swarms And Fight Giants In Okhlos

Okhlos [official site] looks like Pikmin crossed with Rampage. You control a mob of tiny people, but instead of using them to transport seeds and navigate leaves you swarm them around buildings and giants in Ancient Greece in order to smash them to bits. There’s a new trailer below, announcing its planned spring release window.

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Mob Rules: Okhlos Is Insane Ancient Greek Pikmin

Awwww, their indiscriminate fury is so adorable.

Oh, this game. Okhlos‘ central concept is so very simple and silly, but it’s also ripe with potential. For whatever reason, developer Coffee Powered Machine set out to create an ancient Greek angry mob simulator, because I guess angry mobs were especially prolific at the time. So you skitter about rallying everything from warriors to philosophers to your cause. Yes, philosophers. They’re old and bald and frail and wonderful. I do hope I can order them to fell gods, kings, and titans alike with heart-stopping ethical quandaries. In practice, Okhlos looks a bit like Nintendo cult hit Pikmin, which is hardly a bad thing.

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