Developed by Glumberland and published by Double Fine, the farming game Ooblets will be coming to XBox One and PC in 2018.
Nintendo classics have inspired a generation of developers. The indie titles that come out of the need for Nintendo-like games on other platforms have become instant hits, with Stardew Valley leading the most recent ranks. Today, February 22, it was announced that yet another Nintendo-inspired game will grace storefronts with its unique charm: led by Rebecca Cordingley and developed by Glumberland, Ooblets is a hybrid of farming, creature collecting, and RPG with strong references to Animal Crossing, Pokémon, and, of course, Harvest Moon.
Set in a 3D environment, Ooblets is being developed on Unity and counts with charming designs and music tracks. The game gives players the opportunity to explore a diverse open world at their own pace. This world is inhabited by adorable creatures known as ooblets (hence the title) which the player can befriend and use in battle. Farming is an essential aspect of the game, as is expanding and decorating your house or customizing your avatar.
Although it looks and sounds perfect for multiplayer, the developers have decided to postpone this specific feature as it would greatly increase the development time. Moreover, Glumberland stresses out that once Ooblets is out, YouTubers and streamers are allowed to use it for monetization purposes such as let’s play videos and live streams.
Ooblets is a farming simulator inspired by Harvest Moon, Pokémon, and Animal Crossing. Unlike other indie games based on Nintendo property, it delivers adorable designs in a 3D environment. With a release date planned for sometime in 2018, it will be published by Double Fine (Psychonauts, Grim Fandango, Day of the Tentacle) for the XBox One and Windows PC (through Steam) first, meaning it may come to other platforms should the opportunity arise.