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Eagle Island, a platformer about owl-hurling, is out now

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Back in 2017 a falconry-themed platformer called Eagle Island caught our eye on Kickstarter (opens in new tab), thanks to its central mechanic which has you throwing an owl at your enemies. Eagle Island went on to make its goal, spent the last couple of years in development, and is out now.

The setup has it that one of your owl friends named Koji has been abducted by a giant eagle, and so you take your remaining owl and your magical gauntlet, then head to Eagle Island to perform a daring rescue. The owl can be powered up with elemental totem feathers and there are power-up runes to collect as well. If you've ever wanted to bust a hole in a wall by throwing an owl at it this is the game for you.

Eagle Island has procedurally generated levels, 12 bosses, and three modes—story, roguelite, and speedrun. You can get it on Steam (opens in new tab).

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.