Owlboy Draws Inspiration from Zelda and Is Now out on Switch

By Hick
February 21, 2018

With Nintendo releasing Zelda games since the late 80s, it’s not surprising to see new games that draw inspiration from one of the best video game franchises ever. One of the latest games to draw inspiration from Zelda is Owlboy, which recently released on the Nintendo Switch. Owlboy is a 16-bit platformer that follows the adventures of Otus in a vibrantly crafted pixel world. He soars through the air and hunts down bandits while also dealing with his own cruel bullies. Check out the trailer below.

The game was created by D-Pad Studio. Art director Simon Stafsnes Andersen recently joined the Donkey Con Artists podcast to talk about how the game was influenced by Zelda.

“I’ve always been a massive fan of Zelda and Mega Man. I think Link’s Awakening was the first game I ever bought with my own money and you can see a lot of that in there.”

“Wind Waker taught me that the most important thing is to have very recognizable shapes for people, so I definitely took inspiration from that. And the environment, just to make sure it feels alive and you can interact with everything in it.”

For more on this interview, be sure to check out The Hollywood Reporter. You can listen to the interview in full at the 25:14 mark below.


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