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In this classic point & click adventure, a peaceful world inhabited by animals is about to be annihilated by merciless machines of unknown origin. It`s up to Finn the deer and his owl friend Gwen to prevent the apocalypse!

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Factsheet

Developer:
WatchDaToast
Based in Germany

Release date:
Coming 4 days

Platforms:
Windows
Linux

Website:
owlsgard-game.com

Description

Beyond The Edge Of Owlsgard is an old-school point & click adventure game that is reminiscent of the animated movies and Saturday morning cartoons of decades gone by. While it is obviously inspired by the LucasArts and Sierra classics, it also strives to create its own style and identity by returning to the original “adventure” aspect of the genre. Aside from solving the obligatory inventory-based puzzles, this means a heavy focus on exploring mysterious lands, uncovering secrets and dealing with all kinds of dangers.

History

Sometime in August of 2017, solo developer WatchDaToast made the very first mouse click of his new project. The game was supposed to feel as retro as possible – featuring only 16 colours, midi music, and just a handful of sound effects.

After working on this project for a year, WatchDaToast released the first version for alpha-testing to a few select forums. Overwhelmed by the positive feedback, the creator scrapped his old plans for a minimalistic game and proceeded on making the world of Owlsgard as memorable and vivid as he could. This included tons of individual animations and sound effects to bring life to every nook and cranny.

A few years (and obligatory burnouts) later, after a lot of pixeling, scripting, composing, testing, and building towers out of empty coffee cups around the workspace, the project was almost finished – and with a fresh new ambitious look!

Then, during the first few test phases, the game caught the attention of adventure game enthusiast Markus “mudge” Mager, who also partakes in public book readings at "Picture Book Cinema." He had just finished narrating his first audiobook and was eager to do more voice acting in adventure games. He ended up contacting the game creator and ideas about organizing a fully voiced German version emerged.

In Hannover, at the HÖRMICH 2019 radio play fair, Markus was able to gain the interest of multiple incredibly talented voice artists and other audiobook narrators. Shortly after, the world of Owlsgard was enriched by many memorable voices who gave their absolute best – and it became even bigger and better than what the creator had originally envisioned.

Two years later, the idea for an English version of the game came about and a casting call led by Patrick Mealey and Rebecca Chiara Marano was announced. By the end of the audition period, the game had gained the interest of 605 excited voice actors.

To help pay all these loveable and hard-working people who bring this project to life, a Kickstarter campaign is planned for march 2022.

If everything goes well, the release date of Beyond the Edge of Owlsgard is estimated for 2022.

Features

  • An immersive story told through hand-drawn landscapes and countless animations!
  • A return to the “adventure” aspect of the genre – a big focus on exploring whimsical places, uncovering secrets, and dealing with tense and dangerous situations
  • Cinematic cutscenes, reminiscent of hand-drawn animated movies, mixed with a pixel art aesthetic
  • Atmospheric soundtrack, inspired by the old midi classics everyone knows and loves
  • 6 - 8 hours of gameplay

Videos

Trailer (english) YouTube

Trailer (german) YouTube

Gameplay Teaser (english) YouTube

Gameplay Teaser (german) YouTube


Images

Download all screenshots & photos as .zip
Cutscene_FinnLook.gif
Cutscene_FinnWalks.gif
Cutscene_Forest.gif
FinnJumps.gif
Jerrick_kill.gif
PawJam.gif
Screen_BurningTree.png
Screen_Forest.png
Screen_Town.png
Screens_Coast.png
Screens_FinnCloseUp.png
Screens_Hut.png
Screens_Magpie.png
Screens_Robot.png
Screens_ShipAnimated.gif
Screens_Snow.png
Steam_Bibliothekskapsel.png
Stork_Dance.gif

Download logo/icon assets as .zip
logo
icon

Monetization Permission

WatchDaToast allows for the contents of Beyond The Edge Of Owlsgard to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from Beyond The Edge Of Owlsgard is legally & explicitly allowed by WatchDaToast. This permission can be found in writing at https://www.indiedb.com/games/beyond-the-edge-of-owlsgard/presskit.


Press Kit on Google Drive
Both english and german trailer, as well as all the other files, can be downloaded there. drive.google.com/drive/folders/17cazx_ahk1A1sSox6Ti-cGIJxXWLF5pI?usp=sharing.

Discord Server
Owlsgards official Discord server discord.com/invite/8qJ7zAZYeM.

Steam Page
"Beyond The Edge Of Owlsgard" on Steam store.steampowered.com/app/1709730/Beyond_The_Edge_Of_Owlsgard.


About WatchDaToast

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Solo developer of "Beyond The Edge Of Owlsgard" and the doom standalone mods "Shadow Of The Wool Ball" and "Rise Of The Wool Ball"

More information
More information on WatchDaToast, our logo & relevant media are available here.



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