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Drake Hollow Serves Up Adorable Creatures and Spooky Shadows

Gaming article by Robert N. Adams on Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 15:58
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And You Can Build Stuff, Too

The Molasses Flood LLC has announced  Drake Hollow, a brand-new game that seems to have creature collection and survival elements all in the same package. Their announcement was almost entirely centered on a trailer that established the world and gave us some hints at gameplay.

A crow with a clock around its neck landed next to a blond-haired girl. The crow then stood atop a doorway which appeared to be a portal to another realm. The girl was pulled in, and she discovered some fantastical creatures.

 

After that, a timelapse took place and the girl builds up a base. All was well in the world until some shadow creatures decided to step in and chase away her friendly buddies. Thankfully, some other humans entered the fray and joined her, spoiling for a fight as a gigantic shadow loomed over them. It was there that the trailer ended and one of the X019 hosts announced that this upcoming game will also be coming to Xbox Game Pass.

The 'Twisted Mirror Universe' of Drake Hollow

While I'm usually quite keen to break things down in detail, I think the folks at Microsoft have done a fine job of summarizing the game in the post-show recap so I'll leave the heavy lifting to them on this one.

 

The Molasses Flood announced their next game, Drake Hollow, a cooperative action village building game set in the Hollow – a blighted mirror of our world – in which you build and defend villages of Drakes, the local vegetable folk. Either solo or with friends, you explore a procedurally generated world of islands trapped in poisonous aether. You gather supplies, build networks to bring them back to your camp, find and rescue Drakes in the wilderness, raise them, and defend them from attacks by a menagerie of feral beasts. You need to balance your time carefully: what supplies are most crucial at any given moment, what does your village need: more resources to keep the Drakes thriving or more defenses to help protect them while you explore.

Drake Hollow will be coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 in 2020. In the meantime, you can learn more about the game by going to its official website.

What do you think of Drake Hollow? Do you think it's something you'd enjoy playing? Let us know in the comments below!

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Robert N. Adams

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!