The wait is finally over
Ooblets is one of those games that I’ve been following since it was initially announced all the way back in 2016, and after all this time, it’s finally getting a full release.
The idea behind Ooblets is that it’s basically Stardew Valley meets Pokémon, where players will tend to their farm but also collect and take care of little creatures called Ooblets. It’s yet another game that mixes two of my favorite genres, and the game’s bright colors, soothing music, and chill gameplay are likely going to make for one of the most relaxing gaming experiences of the year.
The Ooblets team at Glumberland excitedly took to Twitter to announce that they’re finally ready to release version 1.0 of the game, which will be launching on Nintendo Switch, PC (via the Epic Store), Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on September 1.
They also thanked all the players who played the game in early access since it went live in July of 2020, further assisting the team in getting the game to its official release. Both digital and physical pre-orders are now available — the latter also comes with a host of goodies like a map, postcards, and a stick sheet.
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— Ooblets (@ooblets) August 18, 2022
I can’t think of a better way to kick off fall than playing a cozy, adorable little game like this on my Switch. It’s been really cool to see the game progress through the development process over the years, and the team’s openness on social media gave us an in-depth look at how much work it really takes to make a great game.
There has been some controversy online about how they have handled some situations surrounding the game’s development and release, like the announcement that Ooblets would be exclusive to the Epic Games Store upon release. Either way, the game still looks amazing, and I’ll be looking forward to playing it upon release.