A Hidden Ice Cream Vendor

A Hidden Ice Cream Vendor

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The world of Hohokum is full of treats and surprises that await the discerning explorer. Explore every corner and you may discover the unexpected! For example, this hidden locale is definitely off the well-traveled path:

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Where can you find this vendor of frozen delights? How did these fine folks queue up for their treats? The first step in answering those questions may lie with these symbols…

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Keep an open eye for more surprises while exploring Hohokum!

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Treasures Of The Crumble Tombs, Part 2

Treasures Of The Crumble Tombs, Part 2

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One of the hidden corners of the Hohokum universe contains a tomb full of treasures that glitter beyond your wildest dreams. You may have missed a few due to the lack of light, or you might have even accidentally bumped into these rare antiquities. Fret not – we were able to obtain a detailed look at these treasures through our own explorations,as well as guidance from the Hohokum Almanac.

We have been featuring these rare treasures here for public viewing, starting with these previously revealed items. We have another set of exquisite items to highlight, with their uniquely specified names featured as well:

Elton Kirkby's Mortal Remains

Elton Kirkby’s Mortal Remains
We may not know the full backstory behind Elton Kirkby and his life, but his remains have been stored safely in this ornate vessel.

'Friends Forever'

Friends Forever
Not much is known about the pair of friends depicted, but this treasure has forever memorialized their friendship.

On another note, a round of congratulations are in order for our Hohokum Blik Wall Decal Sweepstakes winners: Jason F., Ryan D., Peter S., Kristel B., and Melissa M.They will be receiving a set of these awesome Hohokum wall decals depicting the Kiteland Isles, courtesy of our friends at Blik!

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If you would like the Long Mover traversing the walls of your home, you can find the decals here.

Visit Hohokum on PS4PS3, and PS Vita systems and read more about The Crumble Tombs and other exquisite locales with the Hohokum Almanac, courtesy of our  friends at iam8bit.

A Texture Atlas Exploration of Hohokum – Part 1

A Texture Atlas Exploration of Hohokum – Part 1

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Creatively-crafted creatures and wonderful worlds abound in Hohokum, thanks to the art of Richard Hogg and the fine folks at Honeyslug. Everything that pops up in the game has been meticulously created, but what may be 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. The best way to store graphics in memory on console is by packing them into large images, often called texture atlases. Hohokum has many, many small frames of animation, which were 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 first feature comes from the Kiteland Isles:

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It’s almost as if you could see exactly how the residents of Hohokum move bit by bit! For a larger view of this texture atlas, click here.

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

Treasures Of The Crumble Tombs, Part 1

Treasures Of The Crumble Tombs, Part 1

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One of the hidden corners of the Hohokum universe contains a tomb full of treasures that glitter beyond your wildest dreams. You may have missed a few due to the lack of light, or you might have even accidentally bumped into these rare antiquities. Fret not – we were able to obtain a detailed look at these treasures through our own explorations, as well as guidance from the Hohokum Almanac.

For the first time ever, these rare treasures are available for public viewing, starting with the items below. Note the exquisite detail to these fine items, as well as the likely expensive ornamentations:

Amber and Obsidian Scarab with Onyx-Encrusted Carapace

Amber and Obsidian Scarab with Onyx-Encrusted Carapace

Chuck Wendigo's Final Resting Place

Chuck Wendigo’s Final Resting Place

As an added treat, we’ve included a few codes for the Hohokum Dynamic Theme for PS4. Your task is to decipher the missing character – as a helpful hint, the missing character for each of the codes can also be found in the name of the rare treasures we’ve displayed. Good luck and enjoy! (Please leave a comment if you’ve claimed one of the codes to let your fellow Hohokumologists know!)

6PK?-N6N4-BD3T

5BEH-F8NT-?266

7G6L-Q6?5-PFCT

Read more about The Crumble Tombs and other exquisite locales with the Hohokum Almanac, courtesy of our  friends at iam8bit.

Hohokum Blik Wall Decal Sweepstakes

Hohokum Blik Wall Decal Sweepstakes

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You’ve traveled through the colorful world of Hohokum, from the Mummer Forest to Bangerbrush Plateau, so why not bring a piece of that world into yours? Our friends at Blik created this wonderful decal set of the Kiteland Isles, and we have FIVE of these sets up for grabs with our Blik Wall Decal Comment Sweeps!

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To enter, all you have to do is tell us how awesome these decals are by leaving a comment below and we’ll randomly pick five commenters to win. Our sweepstakes run through April 7th, so make sure to drop a comment now using your Disqus log-in!

To get your own Hohokum Kiteland Isles Decal Set, visit Blik’s website here.

No Purchase Necessary. Click here to see Official Rules for details.

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 another collection of our recent favorites and as always, make sure to tweet @SonySantaMonica or tag #Hohokum to share the fun!

Finding little moments in the game like this one is a treat!

Always mesmerizing.

Equally mesmerizing! If you’re interested in the vinyl as well, you can check it out here.

 

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Too cool! The almanac is not only filled with wonderful art from co-collaborator Richard Hogg, but it also gives you a bit of insight into the worlds you explore.

Maybe this should be the new tagline for the theme…

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

Going For Ghoons

Going For Ghoons

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Hohokum is full of treats and surprises for the discerning explorer. In the midst of your Hohokum travels, you might stumble upon this tranquil place between worlds:

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It might look straightforward, going from point A to point B, but take a literal step out of bounds and you’ll be surprised with what you might find!

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Visiting every unseen nook and cranny might lead to more surprises…

Venture into every corner of Hohokum on PS4PS3, and PS Vita systems today.

“Journey” To An Easter Egg

“Journey” To An Easter Egg

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The world of Hohokum is full of surprises, especially for astute observers who explore every nook and cranny the game has to offer. (Including spaces off the screen!)

If you’ve wandered around the Popnut Forest, you likely noticed those mysterious symbols etched on the stones near the bottom. For astute observers, you may have noted that a few don’t necessarily look like the others – in fact, these symbols look like they journeyed from another game…

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Unravel this Easter Egg and your curiosity will be rewarded!

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Explore the other worlds of Hohokum on PS4, PS3, and Vita today.

Wallpaper of the Week

Wallpaper of the Week

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Wander through the far reaches of the night sky with our featured Wallpaper of the Week, courtesy of talented artist and Hohokum co-creator Richard Hogg.

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

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Immerse your other screens and devices with our previously featured wallpapers:

Finally, consider bringing Hohokum into the walls of your home with the Kiteland Isles-themed Wall Decal Set, courtesy of our friends at Blik:

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You can also transform your PS4 dashboard into a part of the Hohokum universe with this Dynamic Theme:

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Explore Hohokum on PS4, PS3, and Vita today.

 

Hohoku-Musings Of The Week

Hohoku-Musings Of The Week

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New fans and old have continued to share their discoveries and thoughts about Hohokum on the web, so we’re back with another collection of some recent favorites. Make sure to tweet @SonySantaMonica or tag #Hohokum and share the fun with us!

The Daily Crate guys experienced Hohokum for the first time and captured it with a ‘Game and Tell’ video:

Perhaps The Long Mover has the same effect as a small amount of catnip…

Looks like someone decided to stick out from the rest, though.

The theme’s background music is pretty awesome as well!

Finally, congratulations to the team for winning a Game Audio Network Guild Award for Best Interactive Score!

Experience Hohokum on PS4, PS3, and Vita today.