Humble Bundle is releasing Forager as soon as next week, but console versions will come later. Here’s a look at the Stardew Valley-inspired title.
Developer HopFrog has announced that its open world exploration game Forager will release on PC, Mac, and Linux this month. The release will specifically take place on 18th April, and the game will be available on Steam, Humble Store, and GOG.com.
Although the game has also been announced for PS4 and Switch, those versions of the game are not ready at present.
Here’s how the developer describes the game:
Forager is an open world, adventure and exploration game inspired by The Legend of Zelda and more modern titles such as Terraria, Stardew Valley & Minecraft.
Players will be able to buy lands to expand and explore a vast world filled with secrets, puzzles, friendly characters and foes. Craft interesting items, build (and defend!) their bases and learn powerful skills and abilities.
Here’s a look at the game’s release date announcement trailer:
The game is based on a jam prototype that has now been expanded into a full game. How expanded, you ask? Have a look:
After a full year of development, the game on Steam features a TON of new content, systems, and exclusive features!
New lands and biomes (Deserts, Graveyards, Snowy Mountains, Volcanoes, and more!)
Combat mechanics have been added! (Dungeons, Bosses, Raids, Night time invasions, etc).
NPC interaction. Find quirky companions to trade or talk with.
Farming mechanics, including caring for animals and the harvesting of all sorts of crops and herbs.
Archaeology mechanics. Play as a professional secret-finder as you raid ruins, dig for artifacts and display your findings in your own museum!
Alchemy & Rune Inscription mechanics. Allowing you to go all in on the crazy wizard fantasy, destroying big masses of resources with a single bomb or creating trees out of nothing with a powerful spellbook.
16+ new skills to learn and master, in a free-form upgrade system that allows you to customize your experience as you see fit. This brings the number of skills up to 64 total, each unlocking new items, structures or gameplay modifiers!
Random events have finally been added!
New resources, objects, structures, animals, puzzles, secrets and more! More EVERYTHING!
Steam only features!
Developer HopFrog is based in Sunchales, Argentina, and has been working on the game for 3 years. It is being published by Humble Bundle.
For more information on Forager, have a look at the game’s page over at the developer’s website.