‘Torchlight’ developer Runic Games is working on a brand-new game called Hob. Instead text or dialog, the story will be revealed through gameplay set on a strange world filled with alien life and mysterious machines.
“The more players delve into the world’s design, the more they uncover a planet in peril. Players must learn to survive, understand their true purpose through acquiring skills, and ultimately transform the nature of the world itself,” Runic wrote in the announcement of the new game.
They also state that “You get a narrative by playing the game. That’s the one thing we absolutely loved and we all talked about trying to do that. Making a world that seemed alien, and playing the game explained that story.”
And even though Hob is not, as far as we know, related to Runic’s previous ‘Torchlight’ games, their successgives the studio a credibility that makes Hob worth keeping an eye on, even at this early stage.
Runic will debut the game at PAX Prime, which runs from August 28-31.