Developer ClaudiaTheDev have launched a Kickstarter campaign for August 2020-announced farm simulation game Ova Magica. It is seeking €20,000 in funding for release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC via Steam in early 2022.
Here is an overview of the game, via ClaudiaTheDev:
After moving to the sleepy town of Clover, the player (who can choose to be a boy or girl) is entrusted with revitalizing an overgrown piece of land into the farm of their dreams—and taking care of cute, mysterious creatures known as “blobs.” These blobs each have special skills which help with everything from farming to protecting you on expeditions for rare crafting materials! As well as the blobs, Clover Town is home to many quirky individuals from all walks of life with their own unique routines and interests. Train cute blob creatures, take care of your farm and make friends with the people of Clover Town.
- Blob Breeding and Training – Ova Magica adds a twist to the farm-sim genre by combining it with a comfy creature raising sim! These cute blob creatures come in over 80 types, and can be cross-bred together to create an almost infinite combination of new blobs. Love them well, and pay attention to their favorite foods and habits to ensure they grow strong.
- Farming – Build, run, and expand the farm of your dreams. Farming is normally hard work but it doesn’t have to be in Ova Magica; treat your blobs well, and with their help you can grow everything from normal crops, to heart fruit, and mushrooms from other dimensions!
- City Building and Progression – You can lend a hand to Clover’s community by sharing in the success of your farm! Helping others is important, and you can pitch in to help put up new buildings, take part in community initiatives, and unlock new things to do throughout the town.
- Romance – Over a dozen unique NPCs with their own special routines, personalities, interests, and storylines inhabit Clover Town. The player can choose to play as either a guy or girl, and is free to pursue any character, including same-sex relationships equally. From the sensitive line cook who dreams of opening his own restaurant, to the tough punk builder who’s looking to make her architectural masterpiece – who will you meet in Clover Town?
- Blob Battling – With your party of strongest blobs, engage in Active Time Battle combat with either other blob trainers, or the strongest inhabitants of the Blob Worlds you’ll explore throughout the game. Learn new skills, grow your blobs, learn the strengths and weaknesses of each type of blob, and prove yourself as the strongest blob trainer you can be.
- Crafting – Ova Magica’s blobs add a unique twist on crafting; work with their special abilities to find new materials from blob worlds, dug up from ore piles, or grown on your farm! Put together an increasingly powerful and diverse range of tools and farm equipment to grow and make new things. Plus, create furniture to decorate your abode, or clothes to decorate your player character!
- Activities – Variety is the spice of life, and when not farming there’s plenty else to do. Spend your off time with a huge variety of activities, such as mining, bug catching, a fishing mini-game, and helping the locals with preparing for the seasonal festivals.
Watch a new trailer below.