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  Ex-Sony & Lionhead developer announces Hokko Life, the cosy community-sim game where you can design anything!
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10th February 2020, Stockholm, Sweden - Tired of making games about death and killing, veteran ex-Sony and Lionhead developer Robert Tatnell goes solo with his first project: Hokko Life. Hokko Life is a creativity-filled community sim game that invites players to escape the hustle-bustle and relax in their new home of Hokko. Build the town of your dreams with Hokko Life's creativity tools, which allow you to customize and design furniture, clothing, and much more! While away the hours fishing, farming and hunting bugs; or get to work building houses for your new residents. With complete creative freedom, what town will you build?

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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 overalls, 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 & DECORATE: 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 to town. Customize these new homes inside and out; choose designs and place furniture to make a home your new friends will love.

FARM: Turn any plot of land into a place to grow vegetables and other plants, use your green fingers to grow and sell the best produce.

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 its 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!

About Robert Tatnell, Wonderscope

After over a decade working on games that centre on killing, Robert Tatnell decided to "go solo" and put his experience at companies such as Sony and Lionhead to good use making non-violent, joyous, colourful and relaxing titles. His company, Wonderscope AB, aims to deliver high-quality titles that promote player freedom and creativity, developed openly with community involvement.



Inquiries: [email protected]

Twitter: @HokkoLife @robbodev