Noby Noby Boy-esque experimental indie Hohokum launches on PlayStation in August

New trailer explains its origins, shows off spiffy aerial environments.

Exploratory aerial playground Hohokum is set to launch on PS4, PS3 and Vita on 13th August in Europe and the previous day in North America.

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The experimental indie game recalls Noby Noby Boy in how it doesn't task players with particular goals, but instead encourages them to tinker around with the stylised landscape and make their own fun by controlling a flying rainbow-coloured snake-like creature.

"Much of what the game is today stems from the epiphany of how much fun it was to fly around as the player's character [the Long Mover]," said Hohokum co-creator and designer Ricky Haggett on the PlayStation Blog. "From there ideas came from various places: Dick's [Hogg, co-creator] artwork, toys that I programmed, and even real world places provided inspiration for things in Hohokum."

Dear Esther and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs developer Dan Pinchbeck sung Hohokum's praises when asked about his most anticipated games of 2014. "It's the most fun, charming, lovely game I've played in years," he exclaimed. "I think it's going to be a big hit. It's completely wonderful."

See just how wonderful it is in Hohokum's new development trailer that examines how it evolved from a more conventional game into the free-form playground it's since become.

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