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Hob

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4
Genre: RPG/Action
Developer: Runic Games
Release Date: Sept. 26, 2017

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'Hob' (ALL) Developer Runic Games Shutting Down

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2017 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT

Hob is a vibrant, suspenseful adventure game where, as players delve into the mysteries around them, they discover a planet in peril. Can it be mended, or will the world fall further into chaos?

Hob is set on a beautiful and dangerous unknown world, with buzzing life above and the whirrs of mysterious machinery below. 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. 

Hob is presented without text or dialogue. Narrative is revealed as players explore and interact with their mysterious planet, and the strange life forms that inhabit it. The third title from developer Runic Games, Hob is being developed for PC and console, featuring smooth controller gameplay, multi-layered puzzles, and striking visuals.

Hot on the heels of releasing Hob, Runic Games (also known for the Torchlight series) announced that it is shutting down.

Runic Games was formed in 2008 by former Flagship Studios devs, who previously worked on hit titles such as Diablo, Diablo II, Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, Fate, Hellgate: London and Mythos.

Hey everyone,

It’s been over nine years since a rag-tag team of 17 developers helped open Runic Games. We’ve been so lucky for the community that has supported us and made us successful. Thanks to that support, we have had the chance to meet and work with the best people in the world. Our team here at Runic has released three successful games, and over that time we have seen many changes; team members got married, kids were born, but the most important thing is that we have become a family.

I’m sorry to say that today will be Runic’s last day open. Our focus is on our family here, and helping them find a new place to call home. If you are in games and looking for some of the best talent in the industry, please email jobs@runicgames.com.

For those that love the Torchlight series, there will be some news coming. And for all our fans, our community and multiplayer services will keep running even after the studio's lights go off.

It has been an amazing experience. To my family here at Runic, I know we won’t be far from each other, and I’ll miss seeing you all every week.

You haven’t heard the last of us,

Marsh Lefler
Studio Head


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