Who is voice actor Alexander Gross, who goes by Octopimp on Twitter? Boyfriend Dungeon, a new game by Kitfox that just dropped last week, has been getting some virulent feedback from fans for a character voiced by Gross. He recently responded to controversy via Twitter, which propelled Gross to online fame.
What is Kitfox’s new release?
Boyfriend Dungeon is a dungeon-dating video game produced by Kitfox Games. The player fights through many dungeon levels with their human partner who has the power to transform into a weapon.
However, the game is not all dark dungeons and mystery, you can also date your virtual partner in sequences outside of combat, in order to increase their overall power.
At the beginning of the game you start out as a person who has never dated before, as you explore the pitfalls and vulnerabilities of dating for the first time. By the end of the game you will have battled in “the dunj”, dated multiple weapons, and perhaps even experimented with polyamory!
You can play the game now on Xbox One, PC or Nintendo Switch.
Who is Boyfriend Dungeon voice actor Octopimp, aka Alexander Gross?
Alexander Gross is a 32-year-old voice actor best known for his work voicing Makoto Tachibana, Nagisa Hazuki, and Rai Ryugazaki in 50% Off.
He goes by the nickname Octopimp on his social media profiles, and also works as a video editor. Gross also has over 74.2k followers on his Twitch channel.
Gross voiced Tori Iwashimizu in the English dub of the Freel series, as well as Eric The Blacksmith in Kitfox’s Boyfriend Dungeon.
Other prominent roles have included The Narrator in Monster Prom and also Axl Low in the English version of Guilty Gear: Strive.
The Boyfriend Dungeon controversy explained
Alexander Gross, aka Octopimp, voices the villain in Boyfriend Dungeon, Eric the Blacksmith. This villain is known for his stalking tendencies, as he harasses many characters in the game.
Since the game’s release, fans have complained that its content warning was not specific enough as to the nature of the story’s triggers.
This has now been addressed by the company, who promised fans they’ll make the content warnings more explicit.
While some fans were taking up this issue with Kitfox games, others saw fit to send hateful tweets towards voice actor Alexander Gross, for his Boyfriend Dungeon character. He recently commented on this via his Twitter account.
Many people rushed to support Octopimp on social media.
Gross has since thanked everyone for supporting him, and for all the kind words he has received.