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Aug 17, 2015

Hob announced from Runic Games, won’t be an ARPG

Runic Games, a specialized developer of PC-based entertainment software in the United States, announced their new project today. “Hob” is the new title from Runic Games, a new, original intellectual property for PC and console.

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.

Hob represents a major departure from our ARPG roots. We are confident our fans will love this unique and wonderful adventure. We can’t wait for people to see it!” comments CEO Max Schaefer.

Players will get their first hands-on look at Hob during PAX Prime in Seattle, which runs from August 28 through August 31, where Runic Games will be exhibiting at booth #6602. The official Hob website,, is also live today with screenshots, concept art, and the first teaser trailer. Gaming news outlet Polygon has the exclusive first interview with developers.