Traverse a haunting world set in 1939 Germany in search of a mysterious girl with rabbit ears. Utilize a little bunny in creative ways to solve puzzles. Levitate sheep, use them as torches or wolf bait and make your way through a land that seems to not fancy you being alive.
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Mixed (12 reviews) - 66% of the 12 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (195 reviews) - 73% of the 195 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 28, 2015

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July 25

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UPDATE *we are limited to 100 testers by Apple so hurry !! **

Hey guys,

I am releasing the game for iOS on the App store ( soon android too ) and i would like to offer a few of you early Beta access for feedback and general testing. If you are into that kind of thing and want to check out the mobile version all you have to do is put your name and email in the for below and i will send you an invite to become an early tester.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScR6J6KIMEbxGUq0oM4HYsEWlEU0V0S-GjZD190dO2tWFcNzQ/viewform

Hope you will enjoy it and once again thanks for all your support !

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July 11

Bump In The Night BUNDLE



Check out the bundle here: http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/944/

The developers of Bulb Boy, Toby and Albert & Otto have teamed up to create this eerie-sistible bundle, get 50% off on all three games, embark on a nightmare inducing point and click adventure with the critically acclaimed ‘Bulb Boy’ and use his glass head to save everything he loves. Traverse a haunting world set in 1929 germany with a magical bunny at your side and set sheep on fire in ‘Albert & Otto’ and Work up the courage to save the peaceful village in Limbo inspired puzzle platformer ‘Toby’.

Check out the bundle here: http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/944/



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Reviews

“Combining a compelling plot and setting with what I consider to be a fantastic art style, Albert & Otto is promising to be one of my most anticipated titles so far this year”
IndieGames

“This atmospheric 2D platformer about a little boy and his magical bunny takes some aesthetic cues from indie hit Limbo but offers its own clever spin on physics-based puzzles.”
Entertainment Weekly

“K Bros Games has finally awakened the [2D puzzle platform] genre from its dormant state with their first game, Albert & Otto. I would genuinely consider this to be a no-brainer purchase.”
Se7enSins

About This Game

In this first installment “The Adventure Begins” the player is thrown headfirst into a haunting world set in 1939 Germany in search of a mysterious girl with bunny ears.

Clues as to who she is and what happened to her are scattered throughout the game in the form of drawings left in post boxes and shards that the player must piece together.



However the player is not alone on this adventure, help comes in the form of the girl’s magical bunny, Otto.

The player must use both Albert and Otto in creative ways to traverse a haunting world. At the beginning of the story, Albert can shoot and jump, while Otto can fit through tight gaps and hold down power switches. But together, they unlock new skills such as a double jump, levitation, control of electrical currents, and more as the story unfolds.

Features


  • Unique mechanic utilizing a little bunny which the player can carry around or leave and/or remotely control in order to solve puzzles
  • A story that is inspired by dark events buried in our history and isn't spoon fed to the player but spans across 3 episodes and is told through a child's drawings and clues scattered throughout the game that force the player to think outside the box.
  • Levitate sheep, use them as platforms to swim on, a torch to light a dark cave or as a distraction for wolves while you make a quick escape. (if your stomach can handle it)
  • 2.5 - 3 hours of unique puzzles that utilize a bunny, levitation, electrical switches, wolves, piranhas and more.
  • Experience a mix of slow paced thought provoking puzzle design and fast unforgiving gauntlet sections.
  • Come face to face with intimidating larger than life mechanical monsters and outsmart them.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8 / 7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz CPU (Dual Core recommended)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATi Radeon HD 2400 or NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Additional Notes: Although old machines will run the game they may cause considerable lag making progression through the game extremely difficult.
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version Lion 10.7, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Mac
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M or better / ATi Radeon 2400 or better*
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Although old machines will run the game they may cause considerable lag making progression through the game extremely difficult.
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Mixed (12 reviews)
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Jabobomb
2.4 hrs
Posted: August 22
I enjoyed many elements of this game including:

1. story
2. graphical art style
3. controls
4. setting

But, when the game glitches out so you cannot finish it, that is when i stop enjoying it.

Not only did it glitch out where a sheep is on fire when i spawn before a cave that you need it to not be for otherwise you cannot continue, but the rapids section is stupidly annoying where you must do things precisely (or figure out the small little glitch im assuming where you can grab the red thing through walls and just press q after it flows through and you power up the switch) but even with that little "glitch" it is still annoying to time it all especially the rock shot.
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Vael Victus
1.7 hrs
Posted: August 18
I don't really enjoy puzzle games; I run out of patience quickly. However, I enjoyed Limbo. This is no Limbo. Note I quit with about 30-40 mins estimated gameplay left.

+
Nice art, stimulating puzzles. The Otto mechanic is interesting and the electricity component, though it begets some annoying puzzles, was a nice addition.

-
There's rarely a creative puzzle, and some of the harder puzzles require better checkpoints. The first boss was only a matter of learning its pattern through trial-and-error. The soundtrack doesn't really match the gameplay or motif. The story seems trite.

I only recommend that which you shouldn't skip, and Albert and Otto is skippable.
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PlebZ
4.3 hrs
Posted: August 8
Albert and Otto: The Adventure Begins attempts to be Limbo but throughly and utterly dashs in full sprint in the opposite direction. The whole game feels like one time challenge after another. If you want to do the same challenge over and over again till you literally have it memorized then please buy this game. Otherwise, avoid this game at all costs. It's a thinly veinly Limbo wannabe that turns out to be nothing but time challenges over and over again.

There is no plot to the game and if someone never told me that this game was supposedly in "Germany 1939" I would have never known. The art style although well orchestrated, feels bland, uninventive and nothing I have not seen. The actual puzzles really do make you think a bit and as soon as you actually begin to look at the game more fondly, it mercilessly slaps you across the face with another of its super wonderful time challenges.

I'm glad I beat this game but literally stay far away from this game if you want anything close to an experience like Limbo, this is nothing like that. This is just a bland platformer attempting to resurrect the Limbo hype with familiar art styles and puzzles.
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Frigidman
3.5 hrs
Posted: August 6
One of those platformers where devs think 'fun' is forcing a player through ridiculous timed and multi-stage nonsense to get 'just right' or die. And die endlessly, over and over, trying the same thing over and over to get one inch further, just to die, and do it all over again. Oh and forget using a controller. There are parts that need touchy control of floating objects with mouse precision.

Really... that is not fun at all. All I can say or do at this point is ward other players off from spending money on this.
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ODaisy
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 3
Pretty cool game, a lot like Limbo. I like how you have the weapon, gives more depth to the game.
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2.2 hrs
Posted: July 31
Really fun and refreshing platformer. Cool mechanics and innovative puzzles. All in all quite challenging.
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™IDN™ Zax²
1.5 hrs
Posted: July 31
Limbo Ability Version
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Firestarter
3.4 hrs
Posted: July 25
Fantastic game if you like extremely long and tedious trial-and-error sections.
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All Might
3.2 hrs
Posted: July 25
Pretty impressive platformer, not as good as the legendary "Limbo", but it will fill that gap. :)
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albekah FUELEDbyRAMEN
2.2 hrs
Posted: July 18
I just found this game in the middle of the night. I tought for this price I just go for it and give it a try. The design of the game is amazing. The puzzles are clever, you may need good reflexes to solve one or another but it's still casual. It made me laugh more than once. (The whole game offers 2,5-3 hours of gameplay). Some may say that it's price is to much for that gametime but I feel like I want to beat this game to 100%. I mean it makes me wanna unlock all the achievements, which needs a little practice and time. Now you can get the game in a bundle with 2 other platformer games. I personally bought it for it's sale price. (1,56€) I think it was one of my best investations in my life.
Really good game. Keep up with the great work. I'm looking forward to the next episodes...

PS.: My name is also Albert, so it's the 11. point / 10. :)
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
One of those platformers where devs think 'fun' is forcing a player through ridiculous timed and multi-stage nonsense to get 'just right' or die. And die endlessly, over and over, trying the same thing over and over to get one inch further, just to die, and do it all over again. Oh and forget using a controller. There are parts that need touchy control of floating objects with mouse precision.

Really... that is not fun at all. All I can say or do at this point is ward other players off from spending money on this.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Albert and Otto: The Adventure Begins attempts to be Limbo but throughly and utterly dashs in full sprint in the opposite direction. The whole game feels like one time challenge after another. If you want to do the same challenge over and over again till you literally have it memorized then please buy this game. Otherwise, avoid this game at all costs. It's a thinly veinly Limbo wannabe that turns out to be nothing but time challenges over and over again.

There is no plot to the game and if someone never told me that this game was supposedly in "Germany 1939" I would have never known. The art style although well orchestrated, feels bland, uninventive and nothing I have not seen. The actual puzzles really do make you think a bit and as soon as you actually begin to look at the game more fondly, it mercilessly slaps you across the face with another of its super wonderful time challenges.

I'm glad I beat this game but literally stay far away from this game if you want anything close to an experience like Limbo, this is nothing like that. This is just a bland platformer attempting to resurrect the Limbo hype with familiar art styles and puzzles.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
I don't really enjoy puzzle games; I run out of patience quickly. However, I enjoyed Limbo. This is no Limbo. Note I quit with about 30-40 mins estimated gameplay left.

+
Nice art, stimulating puzzles. The Otto mechanic is interesting and the electricity component, though it begets some annoying puzzles, was a nice addition.

-
There's rarely a creative puzzle, and some of the harder puzzles require better checkpoints. The first boss was only a matter of learning its pattern through trial-and-error. The soundtrack doesn't really match the gameplay or motif. The story seems trite.

I only recommend that which you shouldn't skip, and Albert and Otto is skippable.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Limbo Ability Version
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
88 of 100 people (88%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2015
This is a game I really want to like. The art style, and even the puzzle elements, are pretty reminiscent of Limbo, but presented in a longer format that lends itself well to developing a deeper story. Yet, after the completion of Episode 1 (a 2.5 hour adventure) we know very little, if anything at all, about the story or the world it is set in. I find myself with more questions than anything else, and not in that intriguing "oh man I can't wait to see what all this stuff is" sort of way, but in that "seriously why am I even here" manner.

Some of the physics needs help. Your ability to levitate objects has a massive yo-yo effect on said object, and it takes far too long for the object to stabilize. This is not a big deal in situations where you're able to solve puzzles at your own pace, but in many segments you have a limited amount of time and one shot to get it correct. This is easily the most consistently frustrating element of the game, as your success is no longer just dependent on your skill. Knowing what you need to do and knowing how to execute it count for little if your crate is bouncing everywhere and you're waiting for it to settle down enough for you to be able to place it.

The checkpoint system needs a revisit, as after a number of both purposeful and accidental deaths I've found that some of them are so close together I don't see any reason for them both to exist, while other segments go far too long without one. The puzzles are well done on a theoretical level, however many of them have too many elements strung together that all leave zero room for error that they feel like they're cheating the player. A segment towards the end of Ep 1 is rife with these, where if you fail it on the first shot you die, or if you don't complete it fast enough on the first shot you're stuck and have no way to escape the situation other than resetting to the last checkpoint (which of course is waaaaaaaay back at the very beginning of the sequence).

To add insult to injury, holy glitches Batman. I believe I spent more time raging at the bugs than at the unforgiving death puzzles. I actually had to complete the last segment of obnoxious puzzles I just talked about three different times, because the first two times I completed it the cut scene that is supposed to trigger didn't do so correctly, and the game thought I had died. Not only did it reset me to the beginning of the segment, but actually to the checkpoint BEFORE that, and somehow also simultaneously broke the physics. I had to completely exit out of the game to get the correct physics back, then do everything all over again. And then again.

I want to like this game, and I'll probably play Episode 2 in the hopes that maybe the issues that plagued Episode 1 are a fluke, but as it stands I can't recommend this game.
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31 of 42 people (74%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
I've never wanted to scream so badly over a double-jump mechanic that needed to be THAT precise in timing. Again and again and again. I didn't even finish the game I got so frustrated. :/

Someone with better reflexes may enjoy this but.... not me.
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28 of 37 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
Albert and Otto is a platformer-puzzle game with the world set in Germany. It has a tremendous story line which makes the player imply fully for saving the missing girl. The graphics are medium and there are only black and white tones. The game intensifies when red shades appear, making the game more colorful and emphasing the purpose of the game.

The mechanics are not very complicated, but they incite the player to think logical for solving the puzzles. Clues about the story are hidden through the gameplay, making it more interesting. The combinations of superpowers learned in the meantime while playing stimulate the player to consider all the possibilities in order to solve the problems.

As a conclusion, Albert and Otto has a motivating story line and is a great choice for puzzle-solving lovers or people who like to think.
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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
This game is a lovely handcrafted, a little bit buggy but OK.

I started the game and my first guess, oh somthing with nazis.
But it isnt. As i can see it play in the old Nazi-Germany but thats all.

This game is monochrome with a red dot (Otto the plush bunny)

The story is, save the owner of Otto from the black smoke ghost or somthing like this.
On the way we learn how to move, shoot and use Otto.

Then we have to solve puzzles, they get harder and harder and harder. (combination of jump, drop, grap, shoot).
If you die, you have to start from checkpoint.

I had to restart the game a few times because a puzzle bugged.

I have fun with this game and if you want to play a little Platformer with Puzzles you should play it.

Backround-Sound and SFX is good but im missing Voiceacting.

Price is OK, but you should grap the game while its on sale.

Graphic: 8/10
Sound: 7/10
Game: 8/10
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
I really enjoyed this game, even though I had to stop playing because my hands were shaking and my right eyeball felt twitchy. I got as far as the final snake boss thing so I think I've played enough of the game to review it.

It's been a long time since I played Limbo, but I remember how well that game built up suspense. A&O lightens the mood.

Limbo is definitely easier to finish. But this is because A&O relies heavily on precisely timed movement and action to pose a challenge to the player. Limbo's puzzles were harder, but it was more forgiving in terms of checkpoints and timed challenges were sparser. Another point is that if you played Limbo then some gameplay concepts in A&O will be clear to you immediately. Players who didn't play Limbo might find it harder.

Similarities in terms of gameplay & graphics aside, I would rate Limbo above A&O because I care about the story more than the challenge, and so I get annoyed when I can't finish the story because I can't finish the challenges. (In my defense I did finish Homeworld 2 :P) But I would still say play both.

TL;DR: Inevitably reminds me of Limbo but adds some fresh gameplay that I really enjoyed.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Albert & Otto is a puzzle/ platformer with a great soundtrack set in early WWII Germany as seen through the perspective of a young boy. Solve puzzles on the run as you progress to find Anna, who has been taken by the Smoke Monster.

8/10

There is no dialogue in the story, only drawings left by Anna as her world is being torn apart while her nation prepares for war. The puzzles often require trial and error and become increasingly challenging using real time as you progress through the campaign.
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