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 complex encounters that encourage multiple playthroughs.

Originally crowd-funded on Kickstarter in 2013, the project received additional funding from the Midgame Fund in 2021. Octopus City Blues is scheduled for release on Windows, MacOS and Linux in 2024.


  • Talk to people, make choices, and explore a unique world.
  • Interact with over unique 60 characters, each with their daily schedules and secrets.
  • Learn and spread gossip to unlock new story paths.
  • Manage your stress and reputation in tense encounters.


Octopus City Blues TrailerYouTube

Octopus City Blues TeaserYouTube



Awards & Recognition

  • "Best Art Direction" Dubai World Game Expo 2015

About Ghost in a Bottle

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