Torchlight developer announces dialogue-free adventure game Hob

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Runic Games, best known for the excellent Torchlight games, has a new project in the works.

Runic Games, best known for the excellent Torchlight games, has a new project in the works. Hob is an adventure game without text or dialogue, set in a strange, unexplored world built upon mysterious machinery.

“Hob is presented without text or dialogue,” writes Runic“Narrative is revealed as players explore and interact with their mysterious planet, and the strange life forms that inhabit it. Hob features smooth controller gameplay, multi-layered puzzles, and striking visuals.”

Polygon has netted the first interview regarding the new game, and the article reveals a few snippets of information about what to expect. Games like Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, which largely eschew dialogue in favour of environmental story-telling, are big inspirations, while the combat is described as feeling like the modern Zelda games.

We'll see more of the game at PAX Prime at the end of the month, but until then you can check out a brief teaser video below. 

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