This week on our social accounts (follow us if you don't already, we're very needy / / ) we've been hinting at the glove upgrade system in Hob. The Glove Upgrade System, or GUS, is an important part of your adventure in Hob. You need to upgrade your giant mech-arm in order to gain more abilities. These glove abilities–punch, warp, and mag/grapple–not only enable you to explore the world effectively, they're also pretty handy in a fight! So we wanted the upgrade process itself to be more exiting than just "BLING Upgrade complete!"
Today we go in-depth and invite you behind the scenes of our process, from start to finish. We're kicking it off with a short video slideshow on how GUS came to be.
The upgrade process is a chance to show that this world has wonders on the micro scale as well as the macro scale. Now of course you're asking, How does that look in game? Voila!
So now we know how it upgrades. But how does it play? What cool things can you do with your glove abilities? When you're playing Hob, there will be areas you can't explore until you get the right upgrade. President/Lead Engineer Marsh Lefler and Lead Level Designer/Game Director Patrick Blank show you how the glove abilities work for adventuring and taking down monsters in this brand new dev diary.
Who doesn't love multi-purpose tools? The glove abilities in Hob are your Swiss Army knife of adventure. They are your key to unlocking the entire world of Hob. See more of the glove abilities in action here.
As always, thank you for joining us here on the blog to learn more about Hob! We're getting soooooo close to release (a little over a month to go!) and we really appreciate you following our development journey–an adventure in itself!