“ODGŁOS” by Holy Pangolin (Agata Newrot & Sebastian Krzyszkowiak), Jakub Marszałkowski, Vitruvio Foundation, Bartek Chaciński, Jacek Hawryluk, Michał Mendyk & Anna Kwapiszewska.

“Come along on a journey with a small owl looking for her lost friends in other dimensions. Followed by a shapeshifting snake, she has to get to the Polish Radio Experimental Studio that holds control over the universe.”

At first sight, what strikes most about “ODGŁOS” is obviously its adorable art style. By using photographs of diverse sceneries and featuring an owl rag doll as heroine, everything about this point and click adventure comes off as cute. However, you can also learn a lot about the history of experimental as well as electronic music in it, if you want to. You might also be surprised how many Polish composers and musicians developed artistic movement further.

Between beautiful cutscenes made with the stop motion technique and some mostly easy puzzles, “ODGŁOS” expands the player’s scope of mind by presenting informational texts. It is fascinating to see all the connections between single events and to which consequences they led. The game itself follows this principle by offering a very associatively connected story: The already mentioned owl has to find her friends, which are all located in other dimensions. Searching for them leads the winged character to many different places, always filled with exciting tunes and often unknown musical instruments. Music can be found everywhere, even at places you do not expect it to be.

Another important motif that occurs in “ODGŁOS” is the one of transformation. A park bench will shapeshift into a piano, a cube will turn out to be a snake and a cassette dack will be unmasked as the fundament of an intergalactical radio station. Let yourself be amazed by the wonder of melodies, which are waiting to be discovered by you in plain sight. Also, if you cannot have enough of such stuff, you better take a look at “ODLOT”, which was also created by Holy Pangolin. [PLAY]