Team17 revealed today that Wonderscope Games‘ community simulator Hokko Life will hit Steam Early Access on June 2nd.
If you enjoyed Animal Crossing on Nintendo systems and wished there was a PC alternative, then this looks like your best shot so far, as Wonderscope Games have seemingly captured the wonderful quirkiness of these titles. According to the game’s Steam Store page description, it will be on Early Access until the developers deem it a complete and solid experience (and one that the community enjoys). The Early Access launch build will offer a solid core experience for players, but balance issues and other rough edges are to be expected. Aside from getting the game early, players who jump in at the Early Access phase will also get a discount on the full price, which is always nice to see.
Hokko Life is a cosy, creativity filled community sim game.
Welcome to Hokko!
Step off the train into the town of Hokko and get settled into your new home!
This quiet village needs your help to turn it into the charming rural town everyone loves. With hammer and paints in hand it’s up to you to design, build and decorate homes for all of your new friends!
Busy yourself away in the dusty old workshop and let your creativity flow!
Craft materials and combine them in whatever way you desire to create new and wonderful furniture and items for your town. Collect flowers, mix paints and use them to design wallpapers, flooring and even clothing!
Will you design an urban-industrial furniture collection or maybe a bright flowery wallpaper set? With all of the workshop at your disposal, you’ll have complete freedom to design a town your villagers will absolutely love.
🔨 CRAFT: Head to the forest or the abandoned mine to chop mine, and dig for resources. Take what you’ve collected back to town and craft them into materials you can use in your own designs.
📐 DESIGN: Gather your materials and head into the workshop to put your own spin on every item in the game. Use the design table to build your own furniture, combining different shapes and materials in a simple but powerful editor.
🎨 PAINT: Pop on your overall, get out those brushes and throw some colour down. You can design wallpaper, flooring and even T-Shirts for you and the villagers to wear. Get everyone in town wearing your own unique designs!
🏠 BUILD: Enlist the help of the resident builder and start expanding the town. Place buildings wherever you like and get them ready for new villagers to move in.
📦 DECORATE: Customize the interior and exterior of any home, choose designs and place furniture to make a home your new friends will love.
🎣 FISH: Spend a quiet morning at the various fishing spots around the world of Hokko and build your fishing collection. Fish have unique habits, so you’ll need to vary your approach, with each catch providing it’s own challenge when you reel in.
🦋 BUG HUNT: Fluttering and scuttling about the world of Hokko you’ll find a whole range of insects for you to catch and build your collection with. Keep an eye out, you never know what might be hiding in that bush!