A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Above The Waves is a short point and click adventure game, that tells the tale of a cute octopus with a fascination for the stars.

The game was originally created in two weeks for the 2015 AdventureJam game jam, and an enhanced version is currently being developmed during our spare time. The initial AdventureJam version of the game is available to play for free.

Note that we don't have a lot of time to work on this game at the moment, and so development of the enhanced edition is progressing slowly.

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Apr 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorsCheeseness, Mimness
TagsCute, octopus, Point & Click
Average sessionAbout a half-hour


above_the_waves_0.1_linux.tar.gz 28 MB
above_the_waves_0.1_mac.zip 28 MB
above_the_waves_0.1_windows.zip 28 MB

Install instructions

Download the appropriate archive for your platform and extract it.

Windows users: Drag and drop atw.slg onto SLUDGEEngine.exe, or double click SLUDGEEngine.exe and select atw.slg from the file browser.

Linux users: If you want to run the game without the bundled libraries, be sure to set the SLUDGE_DATADIR environment variable to point to the bin/shaders folder. This environment variable is not a part of vanilla SLUDGE. A diff of source changes can be found in the sludge/source_changes folder.

If you'd like to run the game using your own copy of the SLUDGE engine, you can find the game data file at data/atw.slg