Oquonie


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Oquonie

JohnBOquonie is one of those puzzle games that will befuddle you with its complex no-assistance design. Created by Hiversaires developer Aliceffekt and illustrated by Rekka Bellum, you must work your way through the innards of a twisty isometric megastructure as you "speak" to various characters to unlock "clues" that will apparently help you proceed. Or maybe you, as a player, are just going mad and the whole thing is really a flashlight app?

Tap or swipe the screen to move your character through the tilted world of Oquonie. Bump into things to interact with them, which includes opening doors and talking to the bizarre creatures that stand sentry. Your first several minutes of Oquonie will be, to put it mildly, as confusing as playing cricket with a curling broom in the dark. Patterns very slowly emerge, as do the puzzles, but the overall abstractness and maze-like construction never diminishes too much. It's a puzzle adventure game designed to delight as much as it is to baffle.

NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on the iPad 3. Game was available in the North American market at the time of publication, but may not be available in other territories. Please see individual app market pages for purchasing info.

10 Comments

SonicLover February 20, 2014 9:17 PM

I... I think I've actually gotten the hang of this game. I understand the mechanics, and I've exploited those mechanics to make decent progress.

I'm a bit stuck right now, but I don't know how to explain where I'm stuck without confusing everyone. I'll try to pull through on my own.

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SonicLover February 21, 2014 8:40 AM

...okay, I'm not making any progress, so here's a bit more detail.

I've gotten night to fall in the hub area, and I've found two cats, but I can't find the third.

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thegreatescaper February 21, 2014 6:08 PM

I'm stuck at the same point as you, SonicLover... This is probably just kind of an Easter egg puzzle, seeing as we've already seen the credits.

I can only find one cat. Where is the second?

So far Oquonie has been a great experience... I love the multiple 'aha' moments when you find the solution to the... uh... 'puzzles', if you could call them that.
If you can make it past the confusing beginning, then you'll be rewarded with a surprisingly lengthy and absorbing exploration game.

Not sure if this is a spoiler, but...

Did anyone else think of .flow when playing this game? I know .flow is a completely different genre (horror) but the mechanics of the game, the overall atmosphere and the strangely disturbing characters made me think of that creepy gorefest.

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SonicLover February 21, 2014 7:10 PM

@thegreatescaper:

Remember the area you had to turn into the bird to access? The second cat's around there.

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thegreatescaper February 22, 2014 12:05 AM

Thanks, SonicLover!

I found the third cat in the rabbit world, and it's pretty tricky to find. Try going around those Escher loops in unusual directions.
I'm a cat-fish-bird thingy now, and I can go through all doors.

After that...

Near the third cat is a little door which is blocked the first time you see it. Once you're a cat, you can go through and find an endless loop of strange rooms... there are maps in this world, but you can't read any of them.

Any ideas on what to do next?

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ludicrouslynx March 8, 2014 5:05 PM

Please help!

I just got my first pillar have gotten the dragon fish owl thing that I don't know what it is, and now when I get to it's door there is nothing!

if you need more explanation just ask.

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thegreatescaper March 9, 2014 3:11 AM

Hey ludicrouslynx,

What door are you trying to get into? Where is it, and what does it look like?

Also, if you got your first pillar and changed into a different animal then you probably talked to a shark. If this is the case, keep on cycling through the animals until the door you are trying to get to is open (doors correspond to certain animals).

Maybe a little more info could help me help you.

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ludicrouslynx March 10, 2014 7:48 PM

Oh sorry! Yeah I want to get into the dragon scaly things door but nothing is in it anymore! And I know that I need to be that dragon scaly thing to get into it and I did get into it but nothing is in it anymore. Just a portal that sends me back to the main floor

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ludicrouslynx March 11, 2014 6:45 PM

Ok nevermind that! I figured it out easy! I just need help with finding the dinosaur's pillar!

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thegreatescaper March 12, 2014 4:13 AM

By the dinosaur, do you mean the long necked happy thing?

That one is the hardest pillar to find. In the chicken world, go the secret pillar way to turn into the long-necked-happy-thing and then go back to collect a pig symbol. From here, take another pig symbol from the bird in the hub, and then the final pig in the world with all the rabbit wizards. You should then be right next to the door that leads to the pillar room.

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