Today, Rebecca Cordingley, the artist and designer behind Ooblets, announced that the game, which is described as Harvest Moon meets Pokémon meets Animal Crossing, has picked up a new publisher in Double Fine Productions, who you may know from games like Psychonauts, Brutal Legend, and Broken Age.
— Double Fine (@DoubleFine) February 22, 2017
Cordingley also announced the game’s initial release platforms: Xbox One and PC. Previously, the game was only suggested for a PC release. The artist and designer goes on to say that the small team will continue to do what it has been doing, but now it has a lot more support from people who know what they’re doing, which will help for obvious reasons.
Never heard of Ooblets before? No problem — here’s an overview, courtesy of Xbox:
Ooblets is a farming and creature collecting game. It’s been likened to Pokémon smushed into Harvest Moon and stirred up with some Animal Crossing. You’ll manage a farm, explore a bunch of weird places, find wild ooblets (that’s the name of the creatures), battle other ooblet trainers, collect all sortsa stuff, and even manage a little shop!
Battles are turn-based with a lot of team mechanics. Are you going to stack your team with quick attack ooblets or balance things out with healer and defense type ooblets? Who knows!?
The farming gameplay in Ooblets is full of juicy upgrades, automation, and zany crops like fleeps, greeps, and zuchinoids. Zany! You can also explore the regions of Oob (the name of the world) and travel across different biomes finding new ooblets, trainers, seeds, and maybe even some hats.
Ooblets currently doesn’t have a firm release date, but the developer is aiming for sometime in 2018. Below, you can check out its new teaser trailer: