Adorable life sim Ooblets is finally getting a full release, coming to Switch

Ooblets 1.0 full release

Good things come to those who wait

I first heard about Ooblets back in 2018. I’ve been following the game’s development since then, because nothing sounds more up my alley than a Pokémon-inspired life simulator where you get to both grow crops and have your weird little creatures compete in dance-offs. Ooblets went into early access back in the summer of 2020, but it seems that the game is now entering its final stages of development… finally, the wait is almost over!

We got the update during the Nintendo Indie World Showcase this morning, where Ooblets was just one of the many noteworthy titles we covered in our roundup. Since Nintendo hosts the whole shindig, the biggest news for this title was that it’s coming to Nintendo Switch this summer in addition to PC and Xbox, which is already exciting news on its own. Of course, that wasn’t the end of it, because developer Glumberland also revealed that Ooblets will finally be leaving early access with the release of its 1.0 version.

The full version of the game will include all of the updates that players received over the course of alpha such as new locations and quests, as well as more new updates that players have yet to see, including a conclusion to the game’s main storyline. That last detail is what I’ve been particularly excited for, because I’ve been holding off on playing the game until Glumberland releases the full story — knowing me, I’m going to binge it all at once, so I wanted to be able to do so when the time comes.

As of now we don’t have a release date for the Nintendo Switch port or the 1.0 version yet, but I’ll be keeping a close eye on their website and social media until then.

I remember when that announcement trailer dropped a few years ago, and what a cool yet far-away feeling dream it was. There’s nothing better than seeing a small team of passionate game designers not only make that dream for themselves, but flourish because of it.

Noelle Warner