Ooblets was easily the most adorable looking game shown off during E3 2017. Being developed by Glumberland and published by Double Fine Presents (the publishing arm of Double Fine), Ooblets is a farming, town life, and creature collecting game inspired by titles such as Pokémon, Harvest Moon, and Animal Crossing.
That being said, yesterday, courtesy of IGN, 9 new minutes of gameplay footage that was captured during E3 2017 surfaced. The said footage features Double Fine CEO Tim Schafer talking about the game as it is played, essentially providing an overview of what Ooblets is all about.
In Ooblets you start life in a little rundown farm, that you’ll need to improve, cultivate, and customize to your liking. You play as a character you can also customize, including customization options for clothing, hair, and general appearance stuff.
The Pokémon-styled stuff comes into play with ooblets, adorable little creatures you can train, befriend, and have follow you, as well as use to battle wild ooblets or fellow ooblet trainers in a turn-based RPG battle system.
You can also grow new ooblets by planting ooblet seeds at your farm that will blossom into baby ooblets. Often, you can receive these seeds by battling other ooblets. Battling (as well as feeding them crops you grow on your farm) is also how you will level up your ooblets. Leveling up will unlock new moves.
Exploring a variety of locations across “Oob,” you will encounter unique biomes, planets, characters, and of course ooblets. You can also join an Ooblet Club that matches your personality (this will also affect which Ooblet you start off with).
As you play through the game and complete quests, you will unlock new shops and buildings in the town to interact with.
Lastly, you can customize your hours with new decor, furniture, and upgrades, as well as run a shop selling produce you’ve grown on your farm or any other junk you’ve collected on your adventures.
Ooblets is poised to initially launch on Xbox One and PC sometime in 2018 at an unknown price-point. Below, you can check out the new gameplay footage.
Editors note: this game looks perfect for Switch…just saying…