developer: The Molasses Flood
publisher: The Molasses Flood
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-4
Drake Hollow is an adventure game with survival and management elements, in which we move to a magical world, take care of the safety and satisfaction of the vegetable creatures living there, build up the base and fight the attacks of bloodthirsty beasts. The Molasses Flood studio is responsible for the game, known mainly for its well-received The Flame in the Flood.
The action of the game is set in the Hollow, which is inhabited by two kinds of creatures. The first are various vegetables called Drakes, and the second are bloodthirsty beasts - The Feral. They hate everything that is good and joyful, which is why the cheerful and playful Drakes found themselves in great trouble. And this is where we, ordinary people, who came to this specific world using a magic portal, come into action. Our task is to take care of the Drekes and help them to regain the Hollow, turning it from barren ruins into a fertile and vibrant place.
Drake Hollow is a game that combines many elements, but most of all the game is focused on exploring the world and collecting the ingredients needed to expand the premises that we, our vegetable companions and other players (if we decide to play in cooperation mode) live in. This requires the travel through various locations, which not only consist of a few square kilometres, but are generated procedurally with every season.
However, during the travel that we see from the third person perspective, we must manage time wisely and focus on finding the necessary resources to survive at a given moment. This is not easy, because not only do we have to meet the needs of tangerines so that they do not die of hunger, boredom or thirst; to improve our own equipment in order to be able to face the wicked wilderness, but also to consruct better buildings to make our lives easier. Among other things, there is the possibility of building a well to water a field with planted vegetables, a puppet theatre to entertain bored creatures, solar panels to provide access to electricity and various fortifications to protect against sudden attack.
We should also take care of our own equipment, necessary to fight the monsters and defend against them. For this purpose, we have the opportunity to equip the character created before the game begins with numerous and often absurd weapons, such as a tennis racket, axe or broomstick.
Drake Hollow is designed both for single-player and for online co-op mode for up to four people.
Drake Hollow is a three-dimensional production with a cartoon, and sometimes even a fairy-tale visual setting, colorful and full of detail.
PC / Windows
- Minimum: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 750 Ti / Radeon R7 360 or better, 7 GB HDD, Windows 10 64-bit