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Owlboy takes flight this year

PC 2D platformer demo to be launched on August 20.


With the likes of Limbo, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, and Jamestown, it seems 2D gaming is undergoing somewhat of a resurgence. Developer D-Pad Studios has now entered the fray, recently announcing a new PC title called Owlboy, which is slated for a 2011 release. A demo of the game will be up on August 20.

PC gamers can take to the skies later this year.
PC gamers can take to the skies later this year.

Owlboy is a 2D platformer with a 2D sprite-based art style. Players control Owlboy as he explores the Floating Continent, navigate through deadly pitfalls and traps, and make use of his ability to fly and carry non-player characters to assist him. The game is billed as a "vertical platformer" with influences from Mario and Zelda affecting its game design.

Stay tuned for a preview of the demo at GameSpot.

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