Indie game Ooblets will be released on PC and Xbox One, it has been announced. The game, which is described as Harvest Moon meets Pokemon meets Animal Crossing, is set to be published by Costume Quest developer Double Fine.
Ooblets becomes the latest game to appeal to gamers’ interest in nature and battling monsters, with Stardew Valley proving a huge success in 2016.
Ooblets Announced for PC and Xbox One
In a post on the game’s official website, the game’s lead programmer Rebecca Cordingley (one half of developer Glumberland) confirms that Ooblets will be released in 2018 on PC and Xbox One and that Double Fine will be handling publishing duties. Cordingley explains that “we now have a lot more support from people who know what they’re doing, so we’ll hopefully be avoiding a lot of dumb mistakes we were otherwise planning on making.”
Cordingley also says that “we’re going to keep doing what we’ve been doing” meaning that fans can expect development on the “creature collection and farming game” to carry on as planned. When Ooblets launches, players should expect to roam around the bright and colourful world of ‘Oob’ planting and harvesting crops and making friends with small creatures called ‘ooblets.’
The titular monster pals can be upgraded and healed, with Glumberland also having teased the ability to give the creatures nicknames. There is a variety of different types of ooblets, such as the chicken-like Chickadingding, the brilliantly named Gloopylonglegs and the cute and canine-like Dooziedug and these can be taken into battle too.
Other gameplay features include the ability to set up your own shop and sell off excess crops, the ability to own, decorate and expand your very own home and there will be character customisation too. While only a female character model has been shown off so far (with a few different outfit combinations), according to this tweet by Cordingley, the player character can be a woman of colour if the player so chooses.