We’ve added a small change to Octopede which adds another control option and hopefully fixed the problems some players may have had which causes graphics card errors when trying to launch Octopede.
The Octopede can now move in all 8 directions by using just the left stick of an Xbox 360 controller (for PC and Xbox builds). To access this option, have the Xbox 360 controller plugged in before launching the game and press A on the controller at the splash screen, when promoted to select input type. In the options menu there should be a new option “Left Stick 8 Dir” which can be toggled to use the left stick as the primary movement controller.
Note that using the Left Stick 8 Dir mode will disable D-pad and Right stick movement.
Also the Left Stick 8 Dir mode might take a bit of getting used to, though we have found it works very nicely if the player holds it down constantly in the desired direction of movement (rather than just flicking it to change direction).
We have uploaded the new build to Desura and it is awaiting approval. Once approved, anyone who has already purchased Octopede, or any new players, will have access to the updated game.