Drake Hollow for Xbox One now availableA surprise release.
The Xbox One version of Drake Hollow is now available via the Microsoft Store for $29.99, as well as via Xbox Game Pass, developer The Molasses Flood announced.
A release date for the PC version—which will be available via Steam, the Microsoft Store, and Xbox Game Pass—was not announced.
“Drake Hollow gives players a chance to experience something pretty unique in the world of games: the opportunity to care for something other than yourself,” said The Molasses Flood CEO and creative director Forrest Dowling in a press release. “Our aim was to create a game experience that brims with heart, is both musically and visually enticing, and has at its core rock-solid systems-based gameplay. We hope players find Drake Hollow to be as fun and unique as we designed it to be!”
Here is an overview of the game, via the Microsoft Store:
Welcome to The Hollow, a blighted and dying place, and home to the Drakes.
Drakes are the friendly vegetable folk native to these parts, and they need your help. They’re hungry, thirsty, and need a place to sleep. They can—quite literally—die of boredom. It’s on you to save them. Build gardens to provide them with food, wells for water, and yoga balls and puppet shows to keep them entertained. You can even craft treadmills and solar panels to generate power for Tesla coils, electric fences, and other fortifications.
You’ll need robust defenses, as you’ll quickly see that The Drakes aren’t the only residents of The Hollow. The Feral have overrun the land, evil creatures that are looking to shred anything happy or good. Battle them one-on-one with a wide array of weapons ranging from tennis rackets to nail guns, bring your friends to lend a hand, and build your defenses so you can take them out without lifting a finger.
Travel from region to region, season to season, taking the Drakes and their village with you. Each region is over a square mile of territory to explore, dynamically generated and populated with each passing season.
You must balance your time carefully. What supplies are most crucial at any given moment? What does your village need? Metal from the supply caches to build your defenses, or crystals from the blighted regions to grow your Drakes? Prove that you’ve got what it takes to help the Drakes and take back The Hollow.
Watch the launch trailer below.