After three years of us cooing over it, Ooblets as we speak launched in early entry. To be crudely reductive: it’s a bit ‘Stardew Valley meets Pokémon, but cutesy’. There we’re, rising crops on our little farm and befriending people within the native city. We’re additionally rising little critters named ooblets, who we elevate and prepare to compete – although fairly than chunk, claw, electrocute, and drown one another, they bust strikes in dance-offs. Adorable.
The query I now have is: what separates an Ooblet you develop to like and cherish from a crop you develop to cook dinner and eat? Are all crops ooblets, just a few are deemed insufficiently sentient? I don’t like this line of thought. Thankfully there’s none of my edgy trash in ooblets. Grow ooblets, degree ’em up, costume ’em up, dance ’em off, gather new seeds and ooblets, assist people, renovate your own home… simply good issues.
Our Sin has been enjoying a little bit of Ooblets and been won over, regardless of her preliminary hesitance concerning the cutesy-wutesy tone. “It’s tricky to get across just how gentle and pleasant Ooblets is without it sounding saccharine and insubstantial, like a sack of candyfloss,” she stated. “But it’s more of a sponge cake. It’s light and fluffy, but tasty and filling nonetheless.”
The builders, Glumberland anticipate they’ll work on Ooblets in early entry for one yr earlier than the complete launch – although after all that would change. They plan so as to add new areas to go to each few months in main updates, with different new content material and fixes alongside the best way.