The original design for Hohokum, as shown this making-of video, doesn't look very good at all. Thankfully, after a "long, strange, meandering journey," developer Honeyslug settled on something that is truly great. It's set for release on PS3, PS4, and PS Vita on August 12, 2014.
Ever since my first hands-on with Hohokum almost exactly a year ago, I've been longing to play again and get lost in its world, uninterrupted. It's one of those games where movement itself is a joy -- it just feels right. The music and art are also great, but that goes without saying.
It's wild to hear that work on the game, which began as a side project, started way back in 2008. Thank goodness it was given the necessary time to flourish.
Hohokum Coming to PS4, PS3, PS Vita on August 12th [PlayStation Blog]