Albert & Otto

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Albert & Otto
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Developer(s)K Bros Games
Publisher(s)K Bros Games
EngineUnity[1]
Platform(s)Windows, OS X
ReleaseWindows, OS X
  • WW: October 28, 2015
Genre(s)Puzzle-platform
Mode(s)Single-player

Albert & Otto is a 2D puzzle-platform game developed and published by K Bros Games. The game will release as four stand-alone episodes, with the first episode titled "The Adventure Begins" releasing on October 28, 2015 for Microsoft Windows and OS X.

The art style was inspired by Tim Burton's early stop-motion films, with a story set in pre-World War II Germany.[2]

Gameplay[edit]

In Albert & Otto, the player controls both Albert and his magical bunny. In Episode One, Albert can shoot and jump, while Otto can fit through tight gaps and hold down power switches. When Albert is carrying Otto, he can execute a double jump, levitate, and control electrical currents. These powers are used in various combinations to solve puzzles and fight bosses.[3]

Plot[edit]

Albert's beloved sister, Anna, is abducted from their family home by shadows. Albert embarks on a journey to find her, encountering Otto, her beloved stuffed bunny, along the way. When he picks up Otto, Albert is imbued with special powers, and the two work together to overcome murderous beasts and lethal puzzles. But Anna appears to Albert in recurring sequences, indicating that what seems like a journey to save the damsel in distress is anything but. Clues during gameplay suggest that Albert might be hiding something from the player and himself.

Development[edit]

The game is being developed by Nikola Kostic, a South-African independent game developer. He is solely responsible for the art, design, and programming. The music was composed by Robert Frost III in a basement in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Reception[edit]

Aaron Morales of Entertainment Weekly named it one of "The best games from the showfloor" from PAX East.[6] Eric Chetkauskas of OpRainfall previewed the game at PAX East, saying, "This is easily one of the best games I played at PAX and I cannot wait for this game to be released."[7] Several reporters compared the game to Limbo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Made With Unity". Unity.com. Retrieved 28 December 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ 4Player Network, PAX Prime 2015: Albert & Otto Interview
  3. ^ Entertainment Buddha, Albert & Otto Gets an October 28 Release Date for PC
  4. ^ "Albert & Otto: The Adventure Begins for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2018-07-05. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Albert & Otto: The Adventure Begins for Xbox One Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2018-07-05. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Entertainment Weekly: PAX East 2015: The best games from the showfloor
  7. ^ Oprainfall: PAX East 2015: IMPRESSIONS: Albert and Otto

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