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Posted on September 4, 2015

Hob made a big splash at this year’s PAX Prime. A big thank you to everyone who played the game! We absolutely loved showing it for the first time ever, and couldn’t be more thrilled with the response.

PC World called Hob a “refreshing change of pace.” IGN said it was the “next best thing to a new Zelda game.” After a hands-on with Hob, PC Gamer’s editor said he “especially enjoyed the speed of the movement, which was so much fun it made it hard to slow down, take a breath and soak in the colorful vistas.” PlayStation LifeStyle called Hob "magnetic." Wow!

We loved all your feedback. Multiple people came up to us throughout the show – and to wait in line to play the game again and again. We’re so excited you love Hob as much as we do, and we’re getting back to work after catching up on some needed post-PAX sleep. :D

To share our happiness, we’re giving you some gorgeous Hob wallpapers, available in a number of standard screen sizes. Download and enjoy!

Where will you see Hob next? We hope to be at another show near you in 2016. Stay tuned to the Facebook page and Twitter for details.

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Posted on August 26, 2015

Official Pinny Arcade pins, T-Shirts, Totes, a daily raffle, and more!

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It’s time again for PAX Prime, and we are super excited to show our new game! We’ll have swag available for playing Hob at various points throughout the day from the Runic Games booth (while supplies last), including: T-shirts and tote bags bearing the Hob logo, and an Official Pinny Arcade pin featuring the Sprites.

The Runic booth (#6602) will be located on the 6th floor of the Expo Hall.

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We’ll also be running a raffle each day at 3:30pm. Tickets will be available until 3pm each day. Items that we will be giving away include: Collectable Torchlight II soundtracks, Limited Edition Torchlight II Dark Alchemist statues, and a Torchlight II cover art poster – framed and signed by concept artist Kyle Cornelius. Additionally, all raffle winners will receive an Official Pinny Arcade pin. You must be present at the drawing to win the raffle.

Pinny Arcade Pins will also be available for sale at the Runic Booth for $10 each as supplies last.

Happy PAX, everybody!

Posted on August 17, 2015

We are excited to announce our new title "Hob", an original IP for PC and console.

Hob is set on a beautiful and dangerous unknown world, with buzzing life above and the whirrs of mysterious machinery below. The more players delve into the world’s design, the more they uncover a planet in peril. Players must learn to survive, understand their true purpose through acquiring skills, and ultimately transform the nature of the world itself.

Hob is presented without text or dialogue. 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

The official Hob website,, is live today with screenshots, concept art, and the first teaser trailer. Gaming news outlet Polygon has the exclusive first interview with President Marsh Lefler, CEO Max Schaefer, Level Designers Patrick Blank and Rick Lesley, and Concept Artist Kyle Cornelius.

Go hands-on with Hob during PAX Prime in Seattle, August 28 through August 31. Come see us and try the game at booth #6602 – see the map below. We also have a very special Official Pinny Arcade pin! Find us at PAX and collect our limited edition Sprite pin on your pinquest.

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If you don’t have a PAX pass, keep an eye on the official Runic Games Twitter feed! We’ll have lots of PAX badge giveaways for you to win in the coming days as we countdown to the show.

So, what are you waiting for? Click through to the official site to take a look at the game. We can’t wait to hear what you think!