History VideoGame / Owlboy

6th Jun '17 5:12:49 AM DienShihGeng
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* KillEnemiesToOpen: Clearing all enemies in some areas will grant you a treasure chest
28th May '17 3:33:00 AM SoItBegins
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* SpaceZone: The final area of the game, in the Exosphere. Unlike other examples of this trope, this is the area where Otus is LEAST capable of aerial movement; the air is too thin for his wings to work. He can only use them to float downward slowly, which is essentially to the area's platforming.

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* SpaceZone: The final area of the game, in the Exosphere.Mesosphere. Unlike other examples of this trope, this is the area where Otus is LEAST capable of aerial movement; the air is too thin for his wings to work. He can only use them to float downward slowly, which is essentially to the area's platforming. [[spoiler: When the Hex takes final effect and the world crumbles, the lack of gravity lets him fly up to where Solus awaits.]]
28th May '17 3:30:26 AM SoItBegins
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* EmergencyEnergyTank: The Canteen is a refillable kind.



* PowerUpFood: The various colored 'Ish' items, which grant a (usually temporary) bonus to Otus's abilities:
** [[HealingPotion Green Ish]]: Recovers health.
** [[SprintShoes Yellow Ish]]: Increases speed.
** [[MadeOfIron Blue Ish]]: Increases defense.
** [[ForMassiveDamage Red Ish]]: Increases attack.
** [[MoreDakka Orange Ish]]: Increases rate of fire.
15th Feb '17 2:55:21 PM Vilui
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* AdamSmithHatesYourGuts: You don't actually BUY items from Buccaneery; she merely gives you a new trinket when you've collected enough coins to impress her. However, to obtain the best item, you have to collect all of them.

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* AdamSmithHatesYourGuts: You don't actually BUY items from Buccaneery; Buccanary; she merely gives you a new trinket when you've collected enough coins to impress her. However, to obtain the best item, you have to collect all of them.



* NiceHat: Otus can wear his Gunners' hats to effect how his Gunners shoot.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Otus, Geddy and Alphonse see about sneaking onto the Dreadnought to destroy it from the inside. Not only did they fail to do so, they end up forced to watch as Molstrom destroys Advent with his bare hands.
** [[spoiler: Solus arranges for the pirates to gather the relics for him so he can activate the Anti-Hex. Unfortunately, this leads the pirates to destroy Advent and end countless lives. Solus likely sees this sacrifice as unavoidable, because he can't trust others to help him.]]

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* NiceHat: Otus can wear his Gunners' hats to effect affect how his Gunners shoot.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Otus, Geddy and Alphonse see about sneaking onto the Dreadnought to destroy it from the inside. Not only did they fail to do so, they end up forced to watch as Molstrom destroys Advent with his bare hands.
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[[spoiler: Solus arranges for the pirates to gather the relics for him so he can activate the Anti-Hex. Unfortunately, this leads the pirates to destroy Advent and end countless lives. Solus likely sees this sacrifice as unavoidable, because he can't trust others to help him.]]



* OutsideContextProblem: The Loop. Whatever it supposedly is, its very theorized existence was enough to drive owl society to madness and war, to the point where they created a machine that would supposedly destroy it. However, this machine [[spoiler: sent all of the world's landmass into the sky, doomed to float slowly into space as the world below remains an empty ocean. The ruins on the walls may subtly hint that the Loop is a cycle of death and rebirth for the world.]]

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* OutsideContextProblem: The Loop. Whatever it supposedly is, its very theorized existence was enough to drive owl society to madness and war, to the point where they created a machine that would supposedly destroy it. However, this machine [[spoiler: sent all of the world's landmass into the sky, doomed to float slowly into space as the world below remains an empty ocean. The ruins runes on the walls may subtly hint that the Loop is a cycle of death and rebirth for the world.]]
9th Feb '17 4:45:45 PM DienShihGeng
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* TakenForGranite: You can turn Molts (Wolf like enemies that breathe fire) in to stone by pouring water on them.
7th Dec '16 12:10:00 PM KingLyger
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* WorldInTheSky: The entire world of Owlboy seems to be a bunch of floating islands. Notably, unlike some examples of this setting, the game actually explains how it got this way.

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* WorldInTheSky: The entire world of Owlboy seems to be a bunch of floating islands. Notably, unlike some examples of this setting, [[spoiler:It's because the game actually explains how it got this way.Hex, created by the Owls, started making them float. As Otus finds out later, they're still going up, towards outer space.]]
4th Dec '16 7:40:45 PM KingLyger
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* AdamSmithHatesYourGuts: Partially averted. You don't actually BUY items from Buccaneery; she merely gives you a new trinket when you've collected enough coins to impress her. However, to obtain the best item, you have to collect all of them.
* AdvancingBossOfDoom: The Temple Guardian.

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* AdamSmithHatesYourGuts: Partially averted. You don't actually BUY items from Buccaneery; she merely gives you a new trinket when you've collected enough coins to impress her. However, to obtain the best item, you have to collect all of them.
* AdvancingBossOfDoom: The Temple Guardian.Guardian is a giant frog that Otus must run from. It turns to stone when Otus runs beneath a waterfall.



* AnAesop: Mistakes are never the end. You can make as many as you want as long as you seek to fix them and make the world a better place then when you entered it.
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: Solus. Though he intended to save the world from the destruction the owls caused, his inability to trust others led him to use deceit to gather the relics, resulting in Molstrom destroying Advent and the possible death of Otus.]]

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* AnAesop: Mistakes are never the end. You can make as many as you want mistakes, as long as you seek to fix them and make the world a better place then than when you entered it.
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: Solus.[[spoiler:Solus. Though he intended to save the world from the destruction the owls caused, his inability to trust others led him to use deceit to gather the relics, resulting in Molstrom destroying Advent and the possible death of Otus.]]
* ArtifactOfDoom: Three of them, created by the Owls, which provide incredible power. So much so that [[spoiler:Captain Molstrom destroys the capital city of Advent after getting just one of them. It turns out they're for fueling the Anti-Hex.
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The Anti-Hex is forged and cast, Molstrom is disintegrated, and the world is saved. Unfortunately many people died in the quest to save the world, and it's left ambiguous if Otus survived casting the Anti-Hex. The final shot of the game is him (possibly) falling to Earth, revealing that the plan worked by showing landmasses sitting in the ocean, resting peacefully.]]
* CapeWings: Otus's Owl Cloak seems to be this.

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The Anti-Hex is forged and cast, Molstrom is disintegrated, and the world is saved. Unfortunately world's landmasses stop floating into space, instead returning safely to the sea below. Unfortunately, many people died in the quest to save the world, Advent is still destroyed, and it's left ambiguous if Otus survived casting the Anti-Hex. The final shot of the game is him (possibly) falling to Earth, Earth while unconscious, revealing that the plan worked by showing landmasses sitting in the ocean, resting peacefully.]]
* CapeWings: Otus's Owl Cloak seems The cloaks that the descendants of the Owls wear all enable them to be this.fly, even rookie Owls like Otus and Solus.



* CynicalMentor: Asio. He treats poor Otus horribly, even ''beating'' him on occasion. This is deconstructed, as this style of teaching has left Otus very sensitive and without much self-esteem. [[spoiler: Asio apologizes in an optional scene before the ascent to the Mesosphere, making it clear that he loves Otus and that he's failed as a teacher.]]
* DefeatMeansFriendship: After Alphonse is defeated, he's happy to cooperate with Otus. His partner isn't so keen on the idea, though.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: [[spoiler:Solus. He's horribly clumsy and slow to trust people, but he has intimate knowledge of the ancient Owl culture, and how the Anti-Hex relics work. He uses this knowledge to great effect as the FinalBoss.]]
* CynicalMentor: Asio. He treats poor Otus horribly, even ''beating'' him on occasion. This is deconstructed, as this style of teaching has left Otus very sensitive and without much self-esteem. [[spoiler: Asio apologizes in an optional scene before the ascent to the Mesosphere, making it clear that he loves Otus and Otus. Asio even admits that he's failed as a teacher.]]
* DefeatMeansFriendship: After Alphonse is defeated, he's happy to cooperate with Otus. His partner Geddy isn't so keen on the idea, though.though. [[spoiler:The same thing happens with Twig; Geddy is so angry that he temporarily leaves the party.]]



* FlunkyBoss: The giant Gawk, who arrives with a swarm of smaller Gawks.

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* FlunkyBoss: The giant Gawk, who arrives with a swarm of smaller Gawks. The Monkey King also attacks this way, sending up to seven enemies at you at once.



** [[spoiler: During the vision scene at the end of the game, he finally speaks (presumably because he's most likely an embodied spirit).]]

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** [[spoiler: During the vision scene at the end of the game, he finally speaks (presumably because he's most likely an embodied spirit).]]



* NegativeSpaceWedgie: [[spoiler: Whatever the Loop is, it's definitely this. Whatever it was it tormented the Owls, and drove their once prosperous civilization into the ground.]]

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* NegativeSpaceWedgie: [[spoiler: Whatever the Loop is, it's definitely this. Whatever Just the knowledge that it was it even exists tormented the Owls, and drove their once prosperous civilization into the ground.]]



* OutsideContextProblem: The Loop. Whatever it supposedly is, its very theorized existence was enough to drive owl society to madness and war, to the point where they created a machine that would supposedly destroy it, and instead [[spoiler: sent all of the world's landmass into the sky, doomed to float slowly into space as the world below remains an empty ocean.]]

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* OutsideContextProblem: The Loop. Whatever it supposedly is, its very theorized existence was enough to drive owl society to madness and war, to the point where they created a machine that would supposedly destroy it, and instead it. However, this machine [[spoiler: sent all of the world's landmass into the sky, doomed to float slowly into space as the world below remains an empty ocean.ocean. The ruins on the walls may subtly hint that the Loop is a cycle of death and rebirth for the world.]]



* SkyPirate: The game's antagonists.
* SpaceZone: The final area of the game, in the Exosphere. Unlike other examples of this trope, this is the area where Otus is LEAST capable of aerial movement: the air is too thin for his wings to work. He can only use them to float downward slowly, which is essentially to the area's platforming.

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* SkyPirate: The game's antagonists.
antagonists consist of robotic pirates who sail in airships. As Alphonse explains, they used to be [[spoiler:machines created by the Owls, but gained consciousness of their own.]]
* SpaceZone: The final area of the game, in the Exosphere. Unlike other examples of this trope, this is the area where Otus is LEAST capable of aerial movement: movement; the air is too thin for his wings to work. He can only use them to float downward slowly, which is essentially to the area's platforming.



** [[spoiler: It's implied Alphonse and Dirk were this before the events of the game. Dirk is outraged by Alphonse's betrayal, and rejects the idea of friendship when he realizes how much it hurts, to the point where he's willing to throw Twig out in his anguish. In his final moments, he remarks that [[DyingDeclarationOfLove it wasn't so bad having a friend.]] ]]
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: Molstrom. Every time you think you're going to fight him, it's averted somehow.]]

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** [[spoiler: It's implied Alphonse and Dirk were this before the events of the game. Dirk is outraged by Alphonse's betrayal, and rejects the idea of friendship when he realizes how much it hurts, to the point where he's willing to throw Twig out in his anguish. In his final moments, he remarks that [[DyingDeclarationOfLove it wasn't so bad having a friend.]] ]]
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* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: Molstrom. Every time you think you're going to fight him, it's averted somehow. The first time, the party runs away. The second time, Molstron is destroyed by the Anti-Hex.]]



* UntrustingCommunity: Implied by Otus' vision in the introduction, but turns out to be untrue when the villagers treat Otus amicably.
* VideoGameFlight: Otus can fly almost anywhere, except when under a waterfall.
* WorldInTheSky: The entire world of Owlboy seems to be a bunch of floating islands. Notably, unlike some examples of this setting, [[spoiler: the game actually explains how it got this way.]]

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* UntrustingCommunity: Implied by Otus' vision in the introduction, but turns out to be untrue when the villagers treat Otus amicably.
amicably. [[spoiler:Solus, however, can't trust them and goes off on his own.]]
* VideoGameFlight: Otus can fly almost anywhere, except when under a waterfall.
waterfall and in the SpaceZone, where the air is too thin.
* WorldInTheSky: The entire world of Owlboy seems to be a bunch of floating islands. Notably, unlike some examples of this setting, [[spoiler: the game actually explains how it got this way.]]
22nd Nov '16 5:25:51 AM UltraWanker
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[[http://www.owlboygame.com Owlboy]] is an indie game by the Norwegian indie developer [[http://www.dpadstudio.com/ D-Pad Studio]]. It is a [[PlatformGame platformer]] with a mixture of [[ActionAdventure action and puzzles]], starring the Owlboy, named Otus, and his various Gunner partners. It is notable for many things: its absolutely beautiful pixel art, its interesting concept, and its staggering [[DevelopmentHell 9 years of development time.]]

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[[http://www.owlboygame.com Owlboy]] [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/largeowlboylogo.png]]

''Owlboy''
is an indie game by the Norwegian indie developer [[http://www.dpadstudio.com/ D-Pad Studio]]. It is a [[PlatformGame platformer]] with a mixture of [[ActionAdventure action and puzzles]], starring the Owlboy, named Otus, and his various Gunner partners. It is notable for many things: its absolutely beautiful pixel art, its interesting concept, and its staggering [[DevelopmentHell 9 years of development time.]]
time which began in 2007.]] The game was released on November 1, 2016.
12th Nov '16 10:15:22 PM Javer
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[[http://www.owlboygame.com Owlboy]] is an indie game by the Norwegian indie developer [[http://www.dpadstudio.com/ D-Pad Studio]]. It is a [[PlatformGame platformer]] with a mixture of [[ActionAdventure action and puzzles]], starring the Owlboy, named Otus, and his various Gunner partners. It is notable for many things- it's absolutely beautiful pixel art, it's interesting concept, and it's staggering [[DevelopmentHell 9 years of development time.]]

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[[http://www.owlboygame.com Owlboy]] is an indie game by the Norwegian indie developer [[http://www.dpadstudio.com/ D-Pad Studio]]. It is a [[PlatformGame platformer]] with a mixture of [[ActionAdventure action and puzzles]], starring the Owlboy, named Otus, and his various Gunner partners. It is notable for many things- it's things: its absolutely beautiful pixel art, it's its interesting concept, and it's its staggering [[DevelopmentHell 9 years of development time.]]
12th Nov '16 7:14:44 AM Hanz
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* BirdPeople: The Owls, of which Otus is a member of, are a race of owl-like humanoids who fly via cloaks that turn into wings.
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