'Stardew Valley' Meets 'Pokemon' In Adorable Monster Battler 'Ooblets'
#Ooblets is the debut RPG and Farming Sim by first time #VideoGames developer Glumberland. The game's just been picked up by Double Fine, the quirky publisher known for making cult hits like Psychonauts.
Ooblets aims to combine the zen-like small town farming calm of breakout hit #StardewValley with the creature training and exploration of #Pokemon, all with its own unique cartoon aesthetic. Players will take on the role of a newcomer to the world of Oob, a sweet and cartoony land where the people are friendly and monsters grow from seeds.
To get by, you'll have to establish your own farm, including a fully customizable house, where you'll plant, weed, water and harvest your crops. The only catch is, you're not planting any normal vegetables, you're planting Ooblets, little Pokemon style monsters that grow from the ground.
Once harvested, your Ooblets can be trained and pampered into friends and fighting allies. Each Ooblet has its own special skills and attacks, and each one is ridiculously cute. Most of your Ooblet battling will take place in the game's wilderness, which is split into different Biomes such as underwater areas, deserts and forests, each one containing unique challenges and creatures.
Customize Yourself And Your Friends In 'Ooblets'
The game promises a huge array of customization options when it comes to both yourself and your little friends. Characters will be able to buy and wear a whole range of hip and stylish outfits, and Ooblets can be spruced up with hats, eye-wear and other cute outfits (no word yet on dog cosplay).
In addition, you'll be able to furnish your own home and farm with all sorts of decorations and furniture, #AnimalCrossing style. Players will even be able to own their own personal shop to sell excess goods and junk they found while exploring.
The game's in its early stages yet, with no release date so far, but with Double Fine backing them the developer has promised it will be available on #XboxOne and PC soon enough.
You can follow Glumberland's progress on their dev blog, including extra updates for those who backed the game.
Are you excited to check out Ooblets? Think it'll be a real alternative to Stardew Valley and Pokemon? Let us know in the comments!