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Comedy cosmic horror adventure Gibbous - A Cthulhu Adventure is now out

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Gibbous - A Cthulhu Adventure, a comedy cosmic horror adventure from Transylvanian developer Stuck In Attic has released with same-day Linux support and it's a wild ride.

Gibbous is a comedy cosmic horror game - a modern adventure that is classically inspired, features gorgeous HD art, detailed traditional animation, and a lengthy story that will see the three protagonists travel around the world and deal with abominations both cosmic and human-made, voodoo, and Things That Should Not Be. From Lovecraft Country to Transylvania, set off on a quest to get a very cynical cat to stop talking.

Originally funded on Kickstarter, it's fantastic to see another indie game come to completion thanks to the help of gamers worldwide.

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Voice acting is where the game is a little…off. There's a few characters done exceptionally well, like the detective and your cat but the biggest problem is with Buzz. Personally, I found Buzz the majority of the time to be quite jarring. Buzz has his moments, some which did genuinely make me chuckle but it's few and far between.

It's not all bad though, I do think overall it's a good game and worth spending some time with, especially if you do usually enjoy point and click adventures. There's a lot to appreciate in Gibbous, the great artwork and lovely smooth animations really help sell the experience. Not just the characters though, all the background art is simply wonderful and it all gives off a fantastic atmosphere.

Some pretty good humour too, not the constant laugh out loud kind of comedy but enough to keep you smiling as you play through it.

No issues with the Linux version, everything seems to be running very smoothly. You can point and click on over to either GOG or Steam for a copy.

As it's now released, the entry on our dedicated Crowdfunding Page was updated.

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Sir_Diealot 8 August 2019 at 1:47 pm UTC
It seems to be a very nice game all around. Too bad I only get a fraction of the references in there.
I like the devs (from the end of their stream yesterday) https://clips.twitch.tv/SparklingJoyousBorkBlargNaut
Maath 8 August 2019 at 2:00 pm UTC
The art style feels very much like Dragon's Lair.
Salvatos 8 August 2019 at 2:55 pm UTC
QuotePersonally, I found Buzz the majority of the time to be quite jarring. Buzz has his moments, some which did genuinely make me chuckle but it's few and far between.
If I'm not mistaken, Buzz is voiced by the game designer, Liviu, and I don't think he had prior VA experience, so that might be why.

I'm looking forward to trying this out, but it doesn't look like I'll have the time anytime soon!

By the way, I have a Steam key for the artbook if anyone is interested.


Last edited by Salvatos at 8 August 2019 at 3:19 pm UTC
stan 8 August 2019 at 7:11 pm UTC
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I read that it has an "Integrated hint system to help you when you’re stuck", and the top review on Steam says "the puzzles are more straightforward then you might expect from the genre", so I’ll wishlist it . I’m very often stuck early in point & click adventure games, so this should be a nice change.
hardpenguin 8 August 2019 at 7:20 pm UTC
Here's a very nice documentary on making Gibbous:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm709GBFCIo
bingus 9 August 2019 at 12:51 am UTC
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The art and animation is beautiful. I liked the voice work, and yes even Buzz. Its a very Romanian game, he's (half) Romanian. Makes sense!

The lip sync is sometimes a bit off putting, but easily looked past. If you enjoyed the old Lucasarts games, I think you will love this.
drmoth 9 August 2019 at 3:52 am UTC
stanI read that it has an "Integrated hint system to help you when you’re stuck", and the top review on Steam says "the puzzles are more straightforward then you might expect from the genre", so I’ll wishlist it . I’m very often stuck early in point & click adventure games, so this should be a nice change.

Oooh yes that sounds like my cup of tea. I suffer from exactly the same problem, then get frustrated and stop playing. I love the animation style and I love Lovecraftian stories so will give it a go.
kurp 11 August 2019 at 2:24 pm UTC
This one looks great!
I hope the sense of humor will compatible with mine. The subject, hand-drawn graphics and atmosphere are very promising!
Eike 11 August 2019 at 3:05 pm UTC
Played it for five hours now and do quite like it!
Eike 11 August 2019 at 3:06 pm UTC
Ah, I didn't try it, but it seems there's a demo on the old Kickstarter page.
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