Posted: 22 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.
You explore the town and take on various tasks to gain new items and make friends. You can craft and combine materials in a detailed way, offering a more open customisation than Animal Crossing. You can also create houses for other people to live in. Collect flowers, mix paints and use them to design wallpapers, flooring and clothing.
As you progress you can expand the town, placing buildings ready for new villagers to move in to. In the forest there is an abandoned mine where you can dig for resources. Take them to your workshop to create your own unique items. Use the design table to build your own furniture, combining different shapes and materials in a simple but powerful editor. Customise the interior and exterior of any home, choose designs and place furniture to make a home your new friends will love.
Along with the building you can use various fishing spots to catch fish for your collection. There are also a whole range of insects to catch and collect. Like Animal Crossing, you need to be in the right place at the right time to catch some of these.
8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. With the detailed crafting this is more complex than Animal Crossing. Still, it leans on a similar set of collecting and community building skills as Nintendo’s popular game. Here though, things are more free form and open, which can suit some younger better than the mortgage grind simulation of Tom Nook.
The game is being updated over time:
- Free Farming Update adds farmable crops, a new villager selling seeds and recipes, and a farming area.
- Free Super Shopping Update adds a new Super Shopping city centre where you can share designs and pick up some new creations to add to their own Hokko community.
- Free Future updates include a mayor merits system, a bug collecting even and desert island distractions.
We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Hokko Life Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@RobboDev) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.
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