Hohokum exploring PS3, PS4, and PS Vita in 2014

Free-form IGF finalist coming to PS3, PS4, and PlayStation Vita; will let gamers play as a "worm-like, kite-like being".

Sony has announced a new multiplatform franchise, Hohokum, which will make its way to the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita next year.

Announced on the PlayStation Blog, it is being developed by the team at Sony Santa Monica in partnership with artist Richard Hogg and London-based studio, Honeyslug. The game hopes to emphasise "playful exploration and creativity" by downplaying traditional game objectives, such as avoiding failure, hassling the player with instructions, or the need to progress. The game was previously an IGF finalist before being included as part of the IndieCade independent games festival.

The free-form nature of the gameplay revolves around navigating the environment as "a technicolour, calligraphic, worm-like, kite-like being", and will offer secrets to discover and trophies to be won.

More on the game will be shown at E3 in June. Developer Honeyslug previously developed Vita-exclusive mini-game compilation Frobisher Says!.

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25 comments
HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

Anyone else find the absence of trolls and Xbox fanboys on this article strange?

TrueGB
TrueGB

Sounds weird, but so did Katamari Damacy.

jflkdjs
jflkdjs

"a technicolour, calligraphic, worm-like, kite-like being" huh, wha!

I like the art work :)

gecko054
gecko054

Looks like patapon after seeing the picture but hey it's different . Will keep on eye on it looks interesting to play :)

shadowboy88
shadowboy88

SONY always new always bold and courageous 

Ovirew
Ovirew

I'll keep an eye on it, but I don't know if I'd be interested in it or not.

wdma
wdma

absolutely loving these indie games beautiful and fun experience to be had 

EPaul
EPaul

Keeping it coming Sony

kik4444
kik4444

They said I could be anything, so I became a worm-kite!

Halloll
Halloll

is this gonna be like Noby Noby boy where most fun thing to was trying to eat your poop?

Trickymaster
Trickymaster

Loving the fact that Sony is behind innovative indie games. Microsoft and Nintendo should follow example.

NeverMore0
NeverMore0

I always wanted to be a worm kite.

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

@TrueGB I still can't believe how ridiculously fun it is to roll up a ball of garbage and humans. Glad it was put up on the PSN.

golden_ashen
golden_ashen

@wexorian Yaknow, its the success of those same indies that determines the very future of gaming, so I wouldn't pass them off so easily.

wdma
wdma

@wexorian wait for the big  guns at E3 they are just warming up and btw these indie games are getting popular among console gamers i love the unique experience they provide 

TenraiSenshi
TenraiSenshi

@wexorian Once again, you've chosen to troll the comments section. Why am I not surprised?

(Because one game announcement means the world apparently).

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

@wexorian Is that because there's nothing left to do on your shit-box, or your overly-priced "gaming" PC?

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

@Trickymaster Microsoft had a good start back in 2008 by releasing awesome indie games like Braid and Super Meat Boy. But somewhere along the way they lost their minds and decided TV services and apps were are important than games.

Hopefully that doesn't happen to Sony. They've been going down a great path since last year at E3.