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Octahedron

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Square Enix Collective
Developer: Demimonde
Release Date: 2018

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'Octahedron' (ALL) Picked Up By Square Enix Collective - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2017 @ 8:24 a.m. PDT

Octahedron is a psychedelic vertical rhythm-synced action game about creating your own platforms.

Ascend and escape strange subterranean world Veetragoul, and experience an otherworldly psychedelic adventure. To conquer and master each of the handcrafted levels, you must get into the flow of the pumping, atmospheric soundtrack, as enemies and traps move along with the rhythm.

Discover new obstacles, adversaries and mechanics in every level, with clever gameplay that is easy to learn but difficult to master. Unlock powerful offensive abilities for your platform and fight back against Veetragoul’s peculiar foes. With its intuitive controls and tight and well-developed gameplay, OCTAHEDRON is a challenging and unique action game set in a mysterious neon world.

“It’s very rare indeed to find a platformer that really feels new - and as soon as we played Octahedron we realised it managed just that,” says Phil Elliott, Director of Indie Development at Square Enix London. “The combination of the soundtrack working in tandem with the colours on screen makes taking on Octahedron a real assault on the senses. It really stands out, and is a game you need to play - and listen to - in order to really appreciate.”


Indeed, gamers keen to experience Octahedron’s 2D action in the flesh will get their chance at EGX in Birmingham’s NEC from Thursday 21st September through to Sunday 24th September, with Demimonde’s debut serving as the first game to be officially announced for Square Enix Collective’s largest ever stand at the event.

“I feel like working with Square Enix Collective is going to take Octahedron to the next level,” offers Marco Guardia, the man behind all the action. “I’m really excited to showcase some choice levels from the 50 stages on offer to as many people as possible - it’s always exciting to watch gamers get to grips with the different mechanics behind play right in front of your eyes. EGX should be the perfect place to experience that.”

It’s not just the gameplay that’s turning heads, but also Octahedron’s soundtrack, which features contributions from popular video game composer Chipzel, as well as trance producer and DJ Andre Sobota. Both are delivering a stack of original music designed to perfectly complement the on-screen action.

Key Features:

  • Entirely new and seamless platform creation mechanic
  • Super tight 2D action platforming at 60 fps
  • Pumping, atmospheric soundtrack by chip queen extraordinaire Chipzel, House and Trance producer Andre Sobota, and Monomirror (of classic trance acts like Flutlicht)
  • Enemies and level elements that respond to and follow the beat of the music
  • Discover and unlock new platforms with unique abilities
  • 50 handcrafted levels across multiple worlds
  • No intrusive tutorials: levels & mechanics carefully designed to be discovered and explored on your own

Octahedron is currently in development for PS4, Xbox One and Steam for PC for release in 2018.


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