Hunting for Hohokum Easter Eggs

Hunting for Hohokum Easter Eggs

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It’s very likely that you will come across an unexpected but delightful surprise or two while exploring the world of Hohokum, but if you haven’t caught the few that we’ve covered here, check them out below!

An interesting glyph:

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A hidden vendor of frozen treats:

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…and some off-the-screen friends to discover!

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Finally, one more surprise! Here are a pair of codes for the Hohokum PS4 Dynamic Theme – all you have to do is figure out what the missing alphanumeric character is…

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Discover additional surprises in Hohokum on PS4PS3, and PS Vita systems.

The Music of Hohokum

The Music of Hohokum

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Hohokum is all about experiencing the various worlds in its colorful universe the way you want, and music plays an important part in that experience. (If you haven’t, make sure to download the game for free this month on PS4PS3, and PS Vita with a PS Plus subscription!) With worlds filled with nooks to explore and interesting details to observe, each level’s music influences the sense of exploration:

If you’ve enjoyed the music, you can pick up the entire soundtrack here, curated by the fine folks at Ghostly International. There’s even a vinyl version, with an awesome rainbow splatter art design that goes hand-in-hand with Hohokum’s uniqueness:

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Ready to explore Hohokum? Embark on your own adventure on PS4PS3, and PS Vita systems today!

A Texture Atlas Exploration of Hohokum – Part 3

A Texture Atlas Exploration of Hohokum – Part 3

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Visual delights abound in Hohokum, thanks to the art of Richard Hogg and the fine folks at Honeyslug. Every in-game animation has been meticulously created, but perhaps what is surprising is the exact amount of detail.

Our Honeyslug friends were kind enough to share a handful of texture atlases for some of the worlds you may have already explored. What exactly is a texture atlas? It’s the best way to store graphics in memory on console, done by packing them into large images. Hohokum has many, many small frames of animation, which are packed into texture atlases 4096 pixels wide by 4096 pixels high.

Each level in Hohokum has between 2 and 5 of these atlases, and there’s a special algorithm which figures out the best way to fit the images into the smallest number of atlases possible. This is why they are sometimes such a seemingly illogical jumble of different images: no human being would pack images like this!

Our third feature comes from the Funspot Bazaar:

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To view this texture atlas in its entirety, click here.

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Experience the world of Hohokum yourself on PS4PS3, and PS Vita systems today.

 

Hohokum Ringtones & Notification Sounds

Hohokum Ringtones & Notification Sounds

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Liven up your smartphone with the unique and eclectic sounds of Hohokum with these exclusive ringtones and notification sounds!

You can preview the ringtone and notification sounds in the Soundcloud playlists below. We’ve also encoded these files for iOS and Android. Hit either link below to download the correct zip file.

If you need the basic steps to install custom ringtones and notifications on your mobile device, check out these helpful user articles:


The Art of Hohokum

The Art of Hohokum

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Hopefully you’ve been enjoying and exploring the worlds of Hohokum – if you haven’t, make sure to download the game for free this month on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita with a PS Plus subscription. With colors that pop and rewarding details for the astute observer, the art of Hohokum is as creative as the team behind it.

Each piece of art found in Hohokum, from each and every popnut to the colorful Long Mover, was impeccably created and crafted by Richard Hogg. The Honeyslug team would then put those static pieces into motion, which you can watch in action with this behind-the-scenes look:

For even more Hohokum art, check out the Hohokum Almanac, courtesy of our friends at iam8bit. The Almanac is a cool collection of game art as well as a study guide for current and future Hohokologists!

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Experience the world of Hohokum yourself on PS4PS3, and PS Vita systems today.

Hohokum Now Available on PS Plus

Hohokum Now Available on PS Plus

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Grab some popnuts – it’s time to explore the fascinating world of Hohokum! You can now download Hohokum on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita for FREE as a PS Plus member, and you can keep on exploring across platforms with Cross-Save. What can you do in Hohokum? Well, a variety of things:

You can do all that, along with a few unexpected surprises, while visiting unique worlds from the Fun Fair to the Mummer Forest.

And what good is an adventure without some sweet tunes to accompany the ride? Thankfully, the fine folks at Ghostly International curated the Hohokum soundtrack, with eclectic beats from their own artists such as Tycho, Matthew Dear, Ben Benjamin and Shigeto. If you can, we recommend grabbing a good set of headphones for a richer experience.

What are you waiting for? Download Hohokum on PS4PS3, and PS Vita systems today.

A Texture Atlas Exploration of Hohokum – Part 2

A Texture Atlas Exploration of Hohokum – Part 2

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Wonderful worlds and colorful creatures can be found throughout Hohokum, thanks to the art of Richard Hogg and the fine folks at Honeyslug. Everything you see in the game has been meticulously created, but perhaps what is surprising is the exact amount of detail.

Our Honeyslug friends were kind enough to share a handful of texture atlases for some of the worlds you may have already explored. What exactly is a texture atlas? It’s the best way to store graphics in memory on console, done by packing them into large images. Hohokum has many, many small frames of animation, which are packed into texture atlases 4096 pixels wide by 4096 pixels high.

Each level in Hohokum has between 2 and 5 of these atlases, and there’s a special algorithm which figures out the best way to fit the images into the smallest number of atlases possible. This is why they are sometimes such a seemingly illogical jumble of different images: no human being would pack images like this!

Our second feature comes from Mummer Forest:

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To view this texture atlas in its entirety, click here.

Experience the world of Hohokum yourself on PS4PS3, and PS Vita systems today.

Hohoku-Musings of the Week

Hohoku-Musings of the Week

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We love seeing fans, new and old, share their Hohokum discoveries and experiences. Here’s the latest collection of our recent favorites and as always, make sure to tweet @SonySantaMonica or tag #Hohokum to share the fun!

From the screen to real life, wow!

And now you can relax along with the gentle breezes of the Kiteland Isles!

Pretty cool.

A true Hohokologist! Congratulations!

The vinyl looks wonderful anywhere and everywhere.

Experience the world of Hohokum yourself on PS4PS3, and PS Vita systems today.

The More You Hohokum – Kites

The More You Hohokum – Kites

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Out of all of the numerous destinations in Hohokum, the Kiteland Isles are one of the most well-known. Kites go through an entire lifecycle on these isles, from seed to growth to harvest to kite. These kites remain airborne until they can fly no more, whereupon they wilt and fall, becoming one with the ground again to produce more seeds.

Have you ever wondered about the different varieties of kite that you may have unfurled and flown on your own travels? Luckily, our resident Hohokologist identified them, from top to bottom:

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A) EyePod

B) Straw-nosed Mealkite

C) Bluega Kite

D) Kitebough

E) Hohokite

F) Jellykite

G) Garterkite

Which ones have you plucked and unraveled? Let us know by leaving a comment below, and you can find out more about the Kiteland Isles and their residents with the Hohokum Almanac.

Finally, we have a bonus delight: Discover the missing character and you’ll be rewarded with a Hohokum Dynamic Theme for PS4!

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Visit the world of Hohokum on PS4PS3, and PS Vita systems.

Wallpaper of the Week

Wallpaper of the Week

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Ride The Snake with our featured Wallpaper of the Week, courtesy of talented artist and Hohokum co-creator Richard Hogg.

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1920×1200 // 1920×1080 // 1680×1050 // 1600×900 // 1440×900 // 1280×800 // 1280×720
STANDARD - RIDE THE SNAKE
1600×1200 // 1280×960 // 1152×864 // 1024×768 // 800×600
MOBILE - RIDE THE SNAKE
iOS Retina // Phone // Tablet // PlayStation Vita

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Download our previously featured wallpapers and immerse a collection of devices into the visual delights of Hohokum:

You can also bring Hohokum into the walls of your home with the Kiteland Isles-themed Wall Decal Set offered by our friends at Blik:

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Don’t forget to check out the Hohokum Dynamic Theme on PS4 as well:

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Explore Hohokum on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita systems today.