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Fantastic Arcade!

Fantastic Arcade

For the past month or so we’ve been sitting on the news that Octodad 1 was accepted into the Fantastic Arcade showcase. Now the bomb has been dropped from on high a top the Fantastic Fest news feed and we can share some cool things with you. Fantastic Arcade is a game festival which is still pretty new. Last year they featured games like Enviro-Bear 2000: Operation: Hibernation, FEIST, Monaco, Machinarium, Nidhogg, Braid, Canabalt, and many many others.

We here at Young Horses feel so utterly and completely honored to be featured among the great titles in this year’s festival. We were lucky enough to be featured in the festival’s main competition where we’ll be sharing some arcade space with such monstrous titles as: Capsized, Faraway, Fez, FRACT, Jesus VS. Dinosaurs, Radical Fishing, and Skulls of the Shogun. There are also 13 other great games being featured at Fantastic arcade: Banker’s Dozen, Bit Pilot, Deep Sea, Dyad, Hohokum, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, Lost Mars, Murder Dog IV: Trial of the Murder Dog, Owlboy, Salome, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, They Bleed Pixels, and last but not least Ute (A game for adults).

You can find a press release including trailers for each game here at the Austin Independent Game Collective Juegos Rancheros.

Read more if you’d like to find out what we’ll be doing at the festival!


What We’ll Be Doing at Fantastic Arcade

Being in the main competition gives us the cool opportunity to put Octodad into its very own arcade cabinet! We decided to take full advantage of this and in turn adapt the controls to a more traditionally arcade-esque hardware setup. Diagram below.

Arcade Controls

Octodad 1 Arcade Control Layout

And here’s some of the art that’s going on the cabinet made by one of our very own artists¬†Ben Canfield.

Cabinet Side Art

Cabinet Side Art

Cabinet Marquee

Cabinet Marquee

Four of us will be at Fantastic Arcade showing off the game and hanging out with all the other awesome developers attending. Drop by if you can because it’s open to the public and free to get in to all of the arcade related events!

– Phil