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Ooblets gets straight up psychedelic in new trailer, is coming to Early Access this summer

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Are there drugs in Ooblets? I hadn't considered this question until I watched this latest trailer from the PC Gaming Show (opens in new tab), in which Ooblets' adorable characters spin and dance through a montage of kaleidoscopes. It's one trippy, hypnotic way to announce that Ooblets is coming soon—very soon—to the Epic Games Store. 

"Summer" is still a release window vague enough to give developer Glumberland a little flexibility, but we should be playing the farm/life/dancing sim before the leaves start to fall.

Back to the drugs thing—this Ooblets trailer gives a lot of screen time to walking, smiling mushroom creatures, and at approximately the 24 second mark one of them performs some kind of spinning power move while dancing in a circle with a whole Ooblets commune. At 35 seconds, the mushrooms dominate a spinning kaleidoscope interlude. This strikes me as ample evidence.

Up until this point, we thought Ooblets was going to be a charming life sim about raising these little creatures and dancing with them. Now it's clear Ooblets is a charming live sim about raising these little creatures and dancing with them after eating an entire bag of psilocybin. Still sounds like a good time.

Wes has been covering games and hardware for more than 10 years, first at tech sites like The Wirecutter (opens in new tab) and Tested (opens in new tab) before joining the PC Gamer team in 2014. Wes plays a little bit of everything, but he'll always jump at the chance to cover emulation and Japanese games.


When he's not obsessively optimizing and re-optimizing a tangle of conveyor belts in Satisfactory (it's really becoming a problem), he's probably playing a 20-year-old Final Fantasy or some opaque ASCII roguelike. With a focus on writing and editing features, he seeks out personal stories and in-depth histories from the corners of PC gaming and its niche communities. 50% pizza by volume (deep dish, to be specific).