The newest game from The Molasses Flood, Drake Hollow, was announced at Microsoft's XO19 to modest fanfare. Like the art style, it follows a similar beat to Fortnite: survival & base-building mechanics while facing down waves of increasing enemies. There's a heavy cooperative emphasis as well (up to 4 players). Drake Hollow is scheduled to release on July 17. Here's a look at their announcement trailer:
Welcome to The Hollow, a blighted and dying place, and home to the Drakes.
Drakes are the vegetable folk native to these parts, and they need your help. They’re hungry, thirsty, and need a place to sleep. They can literally die of boredom. It’s on you to save them. Build gardens to provide them with food, wells for water, and yoga balls and puppet shows to keep them entertained. Even treadmills and solar panels to generate power for Tesla coils and electric fences, as you will quickly see they need some protecting...
The Drakes aren’t the only residents of The Hollow - The Feral have overrun the land, looking to shred anything happy or good. Battle them one-on-one with a wide array of weapons ranging from tennis rackets to nail guns, bring your friends to lend a hand, and build your defenses so you can take them out without lifting a finger.
Travel from region to region, season to season, taking the Drakes and their village with you. Each region is over a square mile of territory to explore, dynamically generated and populated with each passing season.
You must balance your time carefully. What supplies are most crucial at any given moment? What does your village need? Metal from the supply caches to build your defenses, or crystals from the blighted regions to grow your Drakes? Prove that you’ve got what it takes to help the Drakes and take back The Hollow.