Crazy cultists. Cthulhu. A talking cat. Gibbous takes you on an expansive, traditionally animated, hand-painted adventure. Play as three protagonists and explore a lushly rendered Lovecraft-inspired world, unraveling ancient conspiracies. A comedy cosmic horror adventure made in Transylvania!
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August 11

Patch No.1 and clarifying localization issues

First of all, a big, big thank you to everyone who's purchased the game! We are so thrilled to finally see you guys playing and enjoying Gibbous. We've put all our effort and passion into this game for over three years, and your kind words make it all worth-while.

We have just pushed the first update, here are the patch notes:

  • Updated Russian, Chinese and Japanese localizations. Please note that these are not the final versions! These are corrections that we've scrambled to add as quick as possible. We've read your feedback and we are aware the localization was very bad. More details on localization trouble below.

  • Added in-game subtitles and cutscene subtitles on/off toggle. Note: for players who already own the game, subtitles might be off by default. We'll fix that in the next patch (sorry... we were tired!), for now please enable them from the options menu if you want them back.

  • Changed quality settings menu presets

  • Added keyboard shortcut "i" for inventory

  • Fixed a lot of typos

  • Several minor bug fixes



We are very sorry about the quality of several translations, especially Russian, Japanese and Korean, and we're incredibly mad at the company that provided them. We know that it's not an excuse and that you as a customer should not care, but we want you to know that this was not intentionally sloppy work on our part. We payed these people good money to localize the game, and they took very long to do it, invoking the length of the script. They assured us that the translations were competent, and it turns out that they are horrible.

Beta testers let us know about the gravity of the situation. We sent back the translations so that they could correct them. Again, they took ages to do it, and what they sent back was just as bad as before. Launch was a few days away, and we were in a huge dilemma.

We could have totally pulled out the languages until we were sure they were well-localized, but we knew that a lot of people wishlisted the game precisely because it was available in their native language. That would have seemed like we were scamming you into buying a game that didn't really offer what was advertised. It was maddening. We decided to hire translators to correct as much as possible before release, and patch corrections in later.

The corrections in this patch are not final. We are going ahead with correcting everything in this version, and will continue correcting it. We are in a terrible situation because our localization budget is gone, and the company that made this entire mess refuses to give us our money back.

We will continue to try improving the localizations no matter what. We just want you guys to know that if it takes time, it's because the script is huge, and asking translators to work faster obviously means they want a bigger budget, which at the moment is hard for us to put together.

We are so, so sorry about this mess, and doing our best to fix everything so that you can enjoy Gibbous at its fullest, in your native language. After putting all our effort, love, and energy into this game, you can imagine how heart-breaking it is for us to see you disappointed in how it's been localized. Apologies again!

We promise to keep fixing and updating the game in the following weeks.

Now working on:

  • Support for wide and ultrawide resolution (we didn't have such a monitor to test on prior to release)

  • A bug involving window mode fullscreen on Mac & Linux


Please feel free to ask any questions in the comments!

Yours,

Liviu, Cami, and Nicu











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August 7

Gibbous - A Cthulhu Adventure is released!

Gibbous is now released!

Thanks so much for your patience, and we hope you enjoy the game!

If you are encountering any kind of technical problems, please know that we will be here ready to help. It's the first time releasing a game on Steam, and it's all a bit overwhelming.

We've tried our best to localize in as many languages as possible. Some of them are still being corrected (especially Russian, Korean and Japanese), and will be updated within the next few days.

Thanks so much!

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Reviews

“I haven’t shouted, cheered, or laughed this much at a point and click adventure in a very, very long time.”
9.2 – Powerup Gaming

“Thanks to its witty writing and engaging puzzles, Gibbous - A Cthulhu Adventure stands out as one of the best point and click games of recent years.”
8 – Gamespew

“Gibbous - A Cthulhu Adventure is a game that no self-proclaimed point-and -click fan should overlook.”
8.5 – Softpedia

About This Game

A comedy cosmic horror adventure made in Transylvania.

Darkham, with its crooked gambrel roofs, dark alleys, and a past shrouded in secrecy, never really was a welcoming place, but nowadays? Kooky cults are popping up everywhere, and that most evil book, the Necronomicon, is spoken of in trembling whispers once more.

Detective Don R. Ketype is on the case to retrieve the mysterious evil tome, but unsuspecting librarian Buzz Kerwan stumbles upon it and accidentally transforms his cat, Kitteh, into a walking, talking abomination. Being humanized? Quite a downgrade.



Gibbous is a comedy cosmic horror game - a modern adventure that is classically inspired, features gorgeous HD art, detailed traditional animation, and a lengthy story that will see the three protagonists travel around the world and deal with abominations both cosmic and human-made, voodoo, and Things That Should Not Be. From Lovecraft Country to Transylvania, set off on a quest to get a very cynical cat to stop talking.



• Over 60 hand-painted, detailed environments inspired by Transylvanian architecture and nature;

• Fluid traditional 2d animation with a Disney-esque look and feel;

• Two protagonists and a talking ca--- Okay, three. Three protagonists;

• Upwards of 70 fully voiced, crazy characters;

• Special guest appearance by Doug Cockle, voice of the Witcher;

• Contains most genuine Transylvanian accent in games and media, like, ever;

• Over 4 hours of lush original soundtrack featuring live instruments;

• A lengthy cinematic story that spans continents and more;

• Moment to moment humor, darker arching plot;

• Dynamic lighting, real time reflections and weather system;

• Integrated hint system to help you when you’re stuck;

• Fully animated cartoon cutscenes that punctuate important story beats;

• Over 12,000 voiced dialogue lines;

• Custom voiced responses for all the crazy combinations you can think of;

• Lovingly made near Vlad the Impaler’s birthplace;

• No cutesifying or making fun of the Old Ones, praise their Dark Names;

• Did we mention the talking cat?

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP(SP2+)/Vista/7/8/8.1 (64-bit)
    • Processor: 2,5 GHz Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated video graphics card with 2GB of memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz or AMD FX-6300, 3.5Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Processor: 2,5 GHz Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated video graphics card with 2GB of memory
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.13+
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz or AMD FX-6300, 3.5Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
    • Processor: 2,5 GHz Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated video graphics card with 2GB of memory
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 18+
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz or AMD FX-6300, 3.5Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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