Cinematic, Sinister Puzzle-Platformer Albert & Otto
Releases Episode One to Steam on October 28th
New York, NY – September 22, 2015 – K Bros Games, a South African independent studio, announces the first episode of its cinematic, sinister puzzle-platformer Albert & Otto.
Successfully greenlit through Steam Greenlight in only 5 days, Albert & Otto has shown to great reception at PAX East and PAX Prime, earning PAX Prime 2015 Best In Show from 4 Player Network and rave reviews from Entertainment Weekly and more.
Albert & Otto is a story about a boy and his abducted sister’s magical bunny. They embark on a journey to find her, overcoming murderous beasts and lethal puzzles by working together. Although Albert & Otto at first seems like a journey to save the damsel in distress, it is anything but. We soon learn that our hero might be hiding something from us, or rather, himself.
The player must use both Albert and Otto in creative ways to traverse a haunting world. At the beginning of the story, Albert can shoot and jump, while Otto can fit through tight gaps and hold down power switches. But together, they unlock new skills such as a double jump, which is only available when Otto is in Albert’s bag, levitation, control of electrical currents, and more as the story unfolds.
Albert & Otto is a cinematic experience that delivers its narrative through story-driven gameplay, and is based on little-known events from our history. Each episode will release at $4.99.
Each chapter can be enjoyed on their own, but together they reveal the twists and turns of Albert & Otto’s journey. New powers and abilities are introduced in each chapter, opening up the grim world in new ways as the player uncovers the truth behind his sister’s abduction.
Why was his sister taken? Why does she keep appearing to Albert in feverish visions? Why is she telling him to stop looking for her? Why is everything so damn gray? All will be revealed in time.
Albert & Otto was created solely by Nikola Kostic, who acted as developer, artist, animator, etcetera ad nauseam while Nemanja Kostic took care of the business side and ensured both brothers survived the ordeal.
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Albert & Otto will release release on October 28th, 2015 on Steam, Humble Store, and GOG.com (Windows and OSX). It will release for $4.99 as the first in four chapters, with each chapter adding new mechanics to open up fresh experiences for the returning player.
Source: Press Release