A Kiteland Isles Easter Egg

A Kiteland Isles 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 kites flying around for the Kite Festival, you may have noticed that a few of the clouds that float on by transform into something else once you guide the Long Mover through them.

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What you may not know is these puffy allusions are for an earlier game from Honeyslug, Poto and Cabenga!

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If you continue to dissipate those clouds, you may come across a trophy…

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

Hohokum Musician Tycho On Tour This Spring

Hohokum Musician Tycho On Tour This Spring

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Have you enjoyed the soothing sounds of Tycho’s L while whimsically wandering around the Fun Fair? Or perhaps you’ve picked up the Hohokum soundtrack and listen to the album regularly? If you consider yourself a fan of the eclectic electronic beats of the Hohokum universe, courtesy of our friends at Ghostly International, you might be interested to find out that Tycho will embark on a tour through the US and Canada this spring.

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The Awake Tour runs from mid-March to June and closes out at a few festival stops, including Coachella and Bonnaroo. As an added treat, you can catch fellow Hohokum contributor and Ghostly artist Shigeto at Tycho’s shows from March 15th to March 21st. Get your tickets for the Awake Tour here.

Relax and listen to the Hohokum Soundtrack on Spotify or pick up the digital/physical album from Ghostly.

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Experience Hohokum on PS4, PS3, and Vita today.

Wallpaper of the Week

Wallpaper of the Week

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Transform your desktop into a part of Mummer Forest and maybe, just maybe, you might get a good look at an elusive Ognapod. Enjoy our featured Wallpaper of the Week, courtesy of talented artist and Hohokum co-creator Richard Hogg.

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

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Why not immerse your other devices with these previously released 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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…or transform your PS4 dashboard into the eclectic Bangerbrush Plateau with the Hohokum Dynamic Theme:

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Continue your Hohokum experience on PS4, PS3, and Vita today.

The Endless Long Mover Contest

The Endless Long Mover Contest

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In honor of Hohokum’s inclusion in the PlayStation Store Critics’ Choice Sale, we’re raising a toast to keep The Long Mover moving endlessly with you in our daily Twitter contest.

All you have to do is RETWEET this tweet below from us @SonySantaMonica and you’re entered to win a beautiful Blik Wall Art Decal Set of Kiteland Isles.

Thanks to the lovely folks at Blik, you can bring a little piece of Hohokum to your home.

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Turn any room in your home into a relaxation zone with the serene vibes of the Kiteland Isles. Fire up the Hohokum soundtrack and you’ll have a sensory experience reminiscent of being inside the game.

Check @SonySantaMonica to keep the Long Mover moving for a daily chance to win! You can find the full contest rules here.

Explore Hohokum on PS4PS3, and Vita today!

Hohokum & The Creative Oasis of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Hohokum & The Creative Oasis of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

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Extra Life has been an inspiring event and organization, with a community of gamers that took the initiative to use their passion – gaming – and turn it into a fundraising force for local hospitals, kids, and their families. Even more amazing has been the sheer amount of awareness that has been raised by Extra Life, with industry leaders, indie teams, and everyone in between participating. It was that mindset that led our studio to volunteer at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (who partners with Extra Life) by bringing Hohokum to their unique Creative Oasis.

As the largest pediatric hospital in the entire Southern California region and the 5th best children’s hospital in the U.S. (ranked by U.S. News), Children’s Hospital Los Angeles serves over 104,000 children annually in a setting designed just for their needs. As amazing as that is, it’s even more profound when you learn Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a non-profit hospital, whom relies nearly 100% on generous donations from members of the public. That is amazing.

Their core tenets of compassionate patient care, cutting-edge pediatric research, and clinical excellence have impacted thousands of children worldwide, which illustrates how CHLA has had such a lasting positive impact both in and outside of Los Angeles.

CHLA’s innovative approach is exemplified with their Creative Oasis program, where patients experience art and music activities on a weekly basis as a supplement to their treatment. These interactions help kids alleviate anxiety by providing psychological support and creative outlets for self-expression, two pillars of support that put the focus on healing and creating rather than their ailments. Inside the Creative Oasis, the kids are met with a colorful room full of musical instruments and art supplies that they can put their full imaginative focus on. When we learned more about CHLA’s Creative Oasis, we instantly thought it would be a very moving and meaningful experience to the kids to bring one of our most whimsical, creative, and musically inspired games: Hohokum.

While it’s one thing to get behind and be motivated by a good cause (Extra Life’s fundraising impact for Children’s Hospitals nationwide), it is much more inspiring to see the direct effect these hospitals and caregivers have on kids. Hearing stories about young patients facing illnesses that no one should ever have to experience in the first place was a heavy dose of reality, but it was uplifting to know that they were getting the best support at CHLA.

It was wonderful to see the combination of CHLA’s innovative Creative Oasis program, focused on art and music, work hand-in-hand with a like-minded title in Hohokum from our dear friends at Honeyslug, who partnered with our External Dev studio. We’re always looking for and inspired by projects that elevate gaming beyond a run-of-the-mill experience, just like how Hohokum emphasizes exploration and discovery at your own pace.

That said, it doesn’t take a Hohokum to understand the importance of CHLA and their Creative Oasis, but it certainly helped us discover and understand how vital the program is. We are looking forward to volunteering and partnering more with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and would encourage you to explore and learn more about them.

At the very least, be sure to get involved in Extra Life!

Learn more about Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: http://www.chla.org/
Read about Extra Life’s mission and how to participate: http://www.extra-life.org/

Hohoku-Musings Of The Week

Hohoku-Musings Of The Week

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If you have yet to jump into the world of Hohokum, now is the best time to download the game during the 40% Off Critics’ Choice Sale thru February 24! We’re excited to remind you that Hohokum also supports Cross-Buy, which means you can enjoy it on PS4, PS3, and Vita for the same low price.

While we thank the critics choosing Hohokum for the 40% off sale, we love seeing Hohokum continue to inspire fans across the social sphere. Here’s a few of our favorites from the past week. Make sure to tweet @SonySantaMonica or tag #Hohokum and share the fun with us:

That definitely looks like a sweet and scrumptious world to explore!

If you’re one of the co-creators of Hohokum, you can have fun with your glitches. Thanks for sharing, Kommander – make sure to follow him for more.

Each and everyone one of our fellow nominees explore beautiful environments, but only we can offer a fully immersive guano factory experience.

Good question – life would certainly be more relaxed!

Hopefully, your plane is a Long Mover headed to your own Fun Fair world.

If you missed out on NerdCubed having fun with Hohokum in his video playthrough, check it out! (Though as a warning, there’s language as colorful as the Long Mover…)

Finally, you can turn your PS4 dashboard into Bangerbrush Plateau with this all-new Dynamic Theme. (Interactive Long Mover not included!)

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Visit the world of Hohokum on PS4, PS3, and Vita today!

Behind The Scenes of Hohokum

Behind The Scenes of Hohokum

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Hohokum has recently garnered critical praise, with nominations for this year’s DICE Awards and Game Developers Choice Awards, as well as a nod for the 2015 Artistic Achievement BAFTA. If you haven’t experienced Hohokum yet, take a look at the development and inspiration behind the game, starting with this glimpse into the design process:

Equally important to Hohokum’s design is the art style. 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:

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. With worlds filled with nooks to explore and interesting details to observe, each level’s music influences the explorative mood:

Ready to explore Hohokum? Embark on your own adventure on PS4, PS3, and Vita today.

Hohoku-Musings Of The Week

Hohoku-Musings Of The Week

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Hohokum has been out for a couple of months now on PS4, PS3, and Vita, and we continue to see new fans discover our world and share their experiences on Twitter! Here’s a few of our recent favorites:

Too cool!

That it is, that it is.

A wise choice!

What a wonderful scene of the Kiteland Isles.

Bringing cool visual stimulation both on your screen and on vinyl!

Finally, we’re honored to be a nominee for the 18th Annual D.I.C.E Awards. Hohokum has been selected alongside a handful of noteworthy candidates in a new category, the D.I.C.E Sprite Award. You can catch the awards ceremony on February 5th at 7pm PT/10pm ET via Twitch. Experience the world of Hohokum yourself on PS4, PS3, and Vita today!

Hohokum Ringtone & Notification Sounds

Hohokum Ringtone & Notification Sounds

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Bring the eclectic sounds of Hohokum to your mobile device with these exclusive ringtones and notification sounds. Need we say more, download these sounds and liven up your mobile phones!

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

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

Wallpaper of the Week

Wallpaper of the Week

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To experience Hohokum click here to purchase on the PlayStation Store, and play on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita all for one price.

Sure it’s Winter, but in Hohokum it can be Summer any time. Chill with the Manatee in our latest wallpaper of the week below, and let your desktop or mobile device be whisked away to this gorgeous artwork from Hohokum co-creator Richard Hogg. Venture through our previous wallpapers of the week, for your artistic consideration:

WIDESCREEN – THE MANATEE
1920×1200 // 1920×1080 // 1680×1050 // 1600×900 // 1440×900 // 1280×800 // 1280×720
STANDARD – THE MANATEE
1600×1200 // 1280×960 // 1152×864 // 1024×768 // 800×600
MOBILE – THE MANATEE
iOS Retina // iPhone-iPad // PlayStation Vita // Android
 

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And while you’re upgrading your desktop with a beautiful piece of Hohokum, consider bringing the Kiteland Isles inside your home with this exclusive wall decal from Blik - unlike anything you have seen before. Your home is ready for Hohokum.


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