New Base Building Game Drake Hollow Gets a PC Release Date
The world of base building and survival games has seen a deluge of releases in the past year, mostly by indie outfits, but few have the same kind of polish as Drake Hollow. This might be because the indie team behind this particular sandbox colony sim comprises former AAA game developers with experience working on franchises the likes of Halo, BioShock, Mortal Kombat, and Rock Band.
Initially released on the Xbox One in August, the game is now making the jump to PC, with developer The Molasses Flood having penned the title down for an October 1 release.
In a press-release sent to us, the studio describes Drake Hollow as “a cooperative action village-building game set in The Hollow – a blighted mirror of our world – in which players build and defend villages of Drakes, the lovable, local vegetable folk.”
Players can take on the game’s procedurally-generated world solo or with up to three friends, either in a sandbox setting or as part of a campaign.
That may all sound quite familiar, with Fortnite: Save the World – the popular BR game’s PvE cousin – having employed a similar combination of tower defense, exploration, and resource gathering. The way Drake Hollow sets itself apart, according to The Molasses Flood’s leadership, is by doubling down on “heart.”
“Hundreds of thousands of Drake Hollow players on Xbox have had a chance to experience something pretty unique in the world of games: the opportunity to care for something other than yourself,” said Forrest Dowling, CEO and Creative Director for The Molasses Flood, “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!”
Drake Hollow will be released on both Steam and the Microsoft Store come October 1.