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WE ARE OFK RELEASES AUGUST 18 ON PLAYSTATION, SWITCH, AND PC

Join a budding LA band on their misadventures in music, plus exclusive goodies from iam8bit availible for pre-order now
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

LOS ANGELES, AUGUST 2, 2022 - Time to get the show on the road! Indie-pop band OFK & team announced today that the interactive series We Are OFK will debut with Episode 1 & 2 on August 18 on PlayStation 5 & PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Steam and the Epic Games Store for $19.99 USD. All five episodes of We Are OFK will be released weekly and with each episode, OFK and Sony Music Masterworks will release a brand-new single. The team is excited to provide a preview of the second song, "Fool's Gold", from OFK's EP in today's trailer. Pre-orders of the game, with a 10% off discount, are available today on Nintendo Switch.


Full Schedule:


Episode 1 & 2: August 18
Episode 3: August 25
Episode 4: September 1
Episode 5: September 8


“People keep comparing us to Gorillaz or K/DA which like, amazing, but also this is Alvin & The Chipmunks erasure. Where’s the love for Josie and the Pussycats, they were gay right? Or uh Priss And The Replicants did anyone else here watch Bubblegum Crisis? Icons. I guess I’m trying to say… thanks!” - Itsumi Saito, OFK keyboardist.

 
Pre-Save OFK's EP: ofk.lnk.to/presave

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Reviewer note: We Are OFK takes around 5 hours to complete.
Episodes 1 & 2 are around 53 min each.
Episodes 3 & 4 are around 1h 05min each.
Episode 5 is around 1h 20min.


 
Team OFK has also collaborated with creative production emporium, iam8bit, to put together a We Are OFK 2xLP vinyl. The vinyl will include OFK singles, art prints, and exclusive acoustic tracks that can only be heard on wax. It’s OFK, AFK. Capturing the heart of the game, the art is full of dusky pastels and images of the picturesque LA skyline, all created by distinguished artist Nafisah Tung. The vinyl will retail for $31.99.

In addition to the exclusive vinyl, there will be physical editions of the game for the Nintendo Switch and PS5 that contain all five chapters of We Are OFK. These special copies come with a carefully curated 3D papercraft version of Debug the cat, designed by Guardabosques. Both the physical editions of We Are OFK and the vinyl will be available for purchase starting today on iam8bit’s website.

About We are OFK
We Are OFK follows the lives of four friends in their 20s as they attempt to break into the music business, fall in and out of love, and figure out how to pay rent and make art in Los Angeles.
Features:

 
  • 5 Episodes of the interactive animated series
  • 5 Interactive Music Videos: with debut tracks performed by OFK
  • Fully-voiced interactive dialogue from a star-studded cast
  • Emotional texting, thirst texting, meme texting, emoji spamming
  • Original Los Angeles locations. You're gonna love the boba shop it's wild
 
For more information on Team OFK, visit https://www.ofk.cool/. Follow them on Instagram and Twitter.

For special interview requests or any other requests, get in touch with [email protected]
 
For screenshots, key art, gifs and trailer, you can find the press kit here.
You can find the physical edition press kit here.

Find the game on Steam.
Find the game on PlayStation.
Find the game on eShop.
Pre-order the physical Nintendo Switch edition.
Pre-order the physical PS5 edition.

Listen to their first single, Follow/Unfollow: ofk.cool/song

 

About Team OFK
Team OFK is a group of supportive and brilliant freelancers creatively led by co-designer of the award-winning Hyper Light Drifter, Teddy Dief. This all-star team has assembled talents from across the gaming, tv/film, and music industries, including Art Director Jenny Yu (Carmen Sandiego, Netflix), Screenwriter Claire Jia (Fresh Off the Boat, ABC), Songwriters & Music Producers Luna Shadows & Thomas Powers (The Naked and Famous), Producer Mikayla Foote, Co-Art Director Nafisah Tung, and Composer Omniboi. After they received funding from Kowloon Nights in 2018, Team OFK announced their debut project in 2019 under a mysterious emoji codename. In December 2020, Team OFK debuted We Are OFK, during The Game Awards alongside their debut single, "Follow/Unfollow".

About iam8bit
Founded in 2005, iam8bit is a creative production emporium that has quietly redefined the entertainment industry, time and time again. Collaborating with a plethora of partners and narrative-busting IPs, iam8bit punctuates the importance of engaging with fans directly. By creating the video game industry's very first community events, the company injected the idea of experiential immersion into game and film marketing (back when it was simply known as "theatre"). iam8bit also played a crucial role in the vinyl renaissance, minting its first record in 2010, and is the industry leader in premium physical editions of top-tier games. In 2020, iam8bit evolved into financing and publishing games, with several yet-to-be-announced PC, console and tabletop games on the horizon. The company is based in Los Angeles and co-owned/co-creatively directed by Jon M. Gibson and Amanda White. Visit iam8bit.com or follow @iam8bit on Instagram or Twitter.
 
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