Owlcat Games

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

Owlcat Games is a Nicosia-based video game developer founded on June 8, 2016 by Oleg Shpilchevskiy and Alexander Mishulin. They mainly develop RPG games with their best known titles including the Pathfinder franchise.

1st Logo (September 25, 2018-September 29, 2022)

Visuals: A white vector image consisting of an amalgamation of an owl and a cat with opposite facing "C"-shaped eyes resting on a crescent with a twig over the body of the "owlcat" is shown mostly inside a white ring. "OWLCAT™ GAMES" in a stacked format is placed underneath the image.

Variant: There is an early variant of the logo where the text is smaller and inside a horizontal white box.

Technique: A still, digital graphic.

Audio: None or the opening theme of the game.

Availability: The logo appears on Pathfinder: Kingmaker and Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous.

2nd Logo (December 7, 2023-)

Visuals: A red ball of light is shown on a black background. When it shines, it radially wipes the owlcat image from before where its left eye is replaced with a cybernetic eye with a black dot above it. Then, the same text from before wipes in from top left to bottom right.

Technique: 2D computer animation.

Audio: An electronic blast starts the audio sequence, followed by an ascending pitch and stuttering, both of which are cybernetically performed. When the logo fades to black, a faint whoosh is heard.

Availability: The logo made its debut on Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader.