A dark metropolis built on top of a dying octopus, a cowardly tentacle trimmer dreaming of dung beetles, and a surreal adventure about everything and nothing.


Octopus City Blues is a story-driven adventure game. It's the tale of cowardly tentacle trimmer Kaf Kafkaryan, who lives in a city built on an octopus. Plagued by recurring nightmares, Kaf stumbles upon dark secrets as the line between dream and reality begins to blur.

With a unique pixel art aesthetic and a unique concept, Octopus City Blues blends various genres—placing emphasis on exploration, real-time daily simulation, and deep dialogue trees that encourage multiple playthroughs. Over the years, the game received a very enthusiastic response from many journalists and players around the world.

Octopus City Blues is scheduled for release on Windows, MacOS and Linux in 2023.


  • Talk to people, make choices, manage the inventory and engage in various mini-games.
  • Interact with over unique 60 characters, each with their daily schedules and secrets.
  • Learn and spread gossip to unlock new story paths, but be careful about what you shar
  • Manage your stress and reputation while navigating complex dialogue trees where choices matter.


Octopus City Blues TrailerYouTube


Awards & Recognition

  • "Best Art Direction" Dubai World Game Expo 2015

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Ghost in a Bottle: makers of Octopus City and Neon Empire simulation software.
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