THE BIG PICTURE : OOBLETS
Grow your own monsters for battle in the strangely cute Ooblets
Fans of Stardew Valley will want to keep a plot open for this charming monsterfarming game coming to Xbox One in 2018. This Pokémon- esque delight is still early in development but already looks like it’ll be an indie hit. With its goofy dancing and quirky art style, it’s already attracted a lot of love online, and the support of Double Fine.
You’ll be in charge of your own little house and farm in the world of Oob. Here, you’ll get to grow, battle and befriend a gaggle of Ooblets that follow you around on your adventures. From smiley-faced mushrooms with stubby arms (it’s cute, not weird!) to birds in straw hats and even brain-slime things with long, gangly legs, all of the Ooblets shown so far are utterly adorable. They’re so sweet it’s impossible to decide which one to pet first.
But it’s not all about snuggling. There’s also a strong tactical element involved as you’ll be able to form teams of your precious little darlings and get into scrapes with monster typing and specialties being key to victory. Some Ooblets focus on attacks while others can heal or buff their friends. With clubs to join and plenty of people to talk to, Ooblets is already overflowing with potential. We can’t wait to see more.
You can start harvesting your own cute Ooblets in 2018, but we’ll take a closer look in our next issue
below Sweet little Ooblets as far as the eye can see, please, oh, please is there an Ooblet for me?