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Oswald is a 2D side scrolling action-adventure platformer set in a surreal spooky underground world that challenges players to triumph over simple to intense platforming puzzles by swinging on a Needle and Thread that will bend and wrap around the environment. Oswald's core gameplay is movement, you can climb up almost any wall, shoot the Needle and Thread into almost any surface to swing across giant chasms, and dash down steep corridors avoiding the various objects rushing towards you and crushing down on you. Keep on moving, never stop swinging, leaping, and climbing, or the evil shadows of the cave will overrun you!

Meet Oswald, our purple protagonist, the goofy little Voodoo doll who has found himself in a most unfortunate situation. He has awoken one night to find that everyone in the little underground Voodoo doll village he lives in, has been kidnapped, including his sister! The only Voodoo doll left in the town is the witch doctor Razzle. Turns out one night the evil spirits swooped into the town and stole everyone away, according to Razzle. And so the adventure begins! Using his trusty Needle and Thread, Oswald dives into the mysterious and treacherous depths of the Maldarian caves searching for his town's people and his sister. Swinging over the bubbling lava rivers, discovering the lush bio-luminescent forests, using his Voodoo powers to blast away the evil spirits, and saving the people of his village. As he delves deeper though, it becomes clear that something much bigger and darker is behind all this bad fortune, but who, or what?

Oswald is built episodically much like Half-life 2's episode 1 & 2 and this is the first installment. Oswald is currently in a three month production cycle, with a talented team of 12 working on it part-time and is aimed to be released before the end of the year on the windows platform by digital download.

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Hey everyone, the Oswald Demo is now available to download! Enjoy the unique swinging platformer set in a dark yet humorous theme about voodoo dolls and evil shadow spirits. If you want to play, all you need to do is download the file, unzip it, run the executable, and swing to your hearts content. Give it play and post any comments, bugs, or suggestions you may have for the game. Check out the download section of our IndieDB page and get it for yourself. This is an early working version, and not considered our final, but we didn't want to keep all the fun for ourselves, so we're offering it to you. Download, play, enjoy, and send feedback by comment on this page or by email to sleeplessgamestudios@gmail.com

Have fun!

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Oswald Beta Level 1 and 2 with intros to game play mechanics and basic enemies.

In the Lab 4

In the Lab 4

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Take your fourth trip into the lab of Sleepless Game Studios as we build Oswald.

In the Lab 3

In the Lab 3

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Take your third trip into the lab of Sleepless Game Studios as we build Oswald.

In the Lab 2

In the Lab 2

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Take your second into the lab of Sleepless Game Studios as we build Oswald.

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Oswald Demo

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Hey everyone, the Oswald Demo is now available to download! Enjoy the unique swinging platformer set in a dark yet humorous theme about voodoo dolls and...

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Mandarax
Mandarax - - 31 comments

Hoooooly crap, this is really freaking cool!

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Rucolapesto
Rucolapesto - - 1 comments

Awesome! I'm looking forward to it!
Much fun and success to you all! :-)

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Squaboo Creator
Squaboo - - 3 comments

Thank you for the best wishes!

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plysek
plysek - - 62 comments

Looks very good, im tracking!:)

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Squaboo Creator
Squaboo - - 3 comments

Thank you! The support is greatly appreciated.

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azultain1999
azultain1999 - - 1,445 comments

your game will be free?

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Squaboo Creator
Squaboo - - 3 comments

The demos and beta will be, however the full release will not be free.

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