Octopus Pie comic creator nails teen feelings in her debut game Perfect Tides

polygon

06-08-2022

If you asked me to describe Perfect Tides in one word, I’d call it honest. While Gran used Octopus Pie to explore her 20s, Perfect Tides explores the life of a teenager in the early 2000s. Perfect Tides projects an honest representation of all sorts of pain, the kind of pain I don’t like to admit even to myself. Perfect Tides feels aimless in a way that enforces a narrative of wandering, but not in a way that pulls me out of the game. That idea translated into a game; Perfect Tides is her first.

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