The creators behind Drake Hollow, The Molasses Flood, have recently announced that their village building and defense game is coming to Xbox One and PC as soon as July 17th, 2020! Although you can’t yet pre-order your Xbox One copy, you can Wishlist the game on Steam here.
It’s too bad that you can only play this game with up to 4 friends online and not locally, but I’ll probably still play single-player. What attracts me is the unique blend of genres; management and action. You have to take care of adorable vegetable creatures, keeping them fed and entertained, while also fighting off enemies that would harm them. Read more about it below!
About Drake Hollow
Welcome to The Hollow, a blighted and dying place, and home to the Drakes.
Drakes are the vegetable folk native to these parts, and they need your help. They’re hungry, thirsty, and need a place to sleep. They can 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. Even treadmills and solar panels to generate power for Tesla coils and electric fences, as you will quickly see they need some protecting…
The Drakes aren’t the only residents of The Hollow – The Feral have overrun the land, 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.
You know what else is releasing on July 17th, 2020? Paper Mario: The Origami King for the Nintendo Switch. What a great day that will be for gaming!