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Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure

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.
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Game Discussion

Review by Anonymous
Review from Steam

Gibbous has been sitting in my unplayed inventory for over a year. I recently needed a break from stealth and survival, so I decided to give it a whirl. It was just what the doctor ordered and brought back memories from the golden years of adventuring.
In the tradition of such classics as Monkey Island and Broken Sword, Gibbous is an animated point-and-click game with diverse characters, great voice-overs, silly inventory, and very clever dialog. While not a horror game, it uses elements from H.P. Lovecraft (which were familiar to me, having played Call of Cthuhlu).
The game is very dialog-heavy and I admit that I resorted to clicking through in ‘speed read’ mode. I also had to peek at a walkthrough a couple of times to figure out how to proceed. This, however, is part of the charm of this style of adventure (that is, inventory solutions that border on nonsensical). Where the game really shone for me was the dialog. There are cultural references, plays on words, rap lyrics, and self-deprecating comments about adventure gaming in general and Gibbous, in specific. I smiled often and laughed out loud on more than one occasion!
There is an automatic save but it is advisable to use the manual save in each chapter so that you will have a place to back up to if needed for missed achievements. Completionists are likely to require a guide, as most achievements are missable and several involve specific repetitive actions.
Gibbous is very entertaining and I recommend it to those who enjoy the point-and-click genre and take joy in puzzling their way to a surprise ending.

Review from Steam

Loving the artwork and animation, the design of the backgrounds. Works flawlessly at 4K res and looks incredible. The sound work is also top-notch, and I love the voice acting.
Gibbous reminds me of the old Monkey Island franchises with a little Discworld mixed it. I am ranking this one up there with those, along with the Bertram Fiddle duology (so far).
I am just speechless that only 3 people made this game. What a hidden gem.
Put on your gumshoes and take a walk around Darkham. With its tongue-in-cheek relation with the Cthulhu mythos, it's not nearly as dark as the subject matter would suggest, but it's still quirky enough and funny enough to hold my attention. The voice acting is really well done, and I love the characters, especially the snarky cat.
More!! More!!

Review from Steam

It's ok, I guess.
In contrast with all other adventure games, I quickly learned NOT to 'examine all'; the descriptions are boring and unfunny, and many of the hot-spots have no real function. Solutions to the puzzles are generally mundane and unsurprising, and the fact that you have a cat on hand is seldom used, mainly used to fetch things that would be out of reach otherwise . Oh, and the film-noir-like private investigator talk feels forced and fake.
But the animations are great and for some reason the story kept me interested throughout. Admittedly, at the end the story went bonkers and slightly unsatisfying, but that was to be expected, given the source material. The rapping scene (you'll know it when you see it) is totally out of place, but has terrific writing and performance.
In all, technically well-made, with well-signposted puzzles, quite easy for the most part, but could have done with better writing overall.

Review from Steam

Spiritual successor to the Monkey Island series.
Great attention to detail.
Excellent voice acting.
Highly creative and funny writing.

Review from Steam

It's OK overall.
The mechanics while using the cat feel like a very wasted oportunity. Just used in very specific parts of the game and more like a "go to that unreachable part of the map for me and interact/grab an item" (except one time).
The puzzles are very few, very easy and obvious. I know it's a point-and-click game, but most of the time it's just "grab an item in point A and use it in point B". Not so many combinations of items (and when there are, they're just simple combinations).
The story seems interesting and quite fun but sometimes it feels...off...like there is some cut content, making it difficult to understand certain things about the plot in general.
Anyway, although it's not a challenging adventure, I recomend to buy it, but wait for a sale to do it.

Review from Steam

This is a very charming old school point and click adventure game, and yes, like everyone says, it has the aesthetics and humor of early Lucasarts titles mixed with the existential dread of Lovecraft's writings. The game has a distinctive eastern European flavor not just because it's set in Transylvania, but the development studio itself is in Transylvania.
Mechanically, the puzzles are pretty simple and you should never be stuck for long. This helps keep the game moving at a good pace. Most players should beat this in 10 hours or less, which is the perfect length for this particular story; just long enough to play through once, but not so long you start to get tired of it.
There's not much more I can say without spoiling the story, so I'll leave it at that. This is a title worth full price, and a must buy on sale.

Review from Steam

Pretty great all around. The characters and voice acting are good, the puzzling is challenging without being too obtuse, and the writing was genuinely laugh out loud funny at points. Highly recommended