Glumberland just released the first big update for its early access title Ooblets, and it might just send shivers up your spine. Okay, okay—Ooblets, with its particular blend of life sim mechanics and Pokemon-esque creature collection, might be too cute to really spook anyone, but the newly added Nullwhere area does have all the trappings of a top-notch Halloween destination.
The new 0.4 update, out for Ooblets now, is the first to add a new vistable region since the game's early access debut earlier this year. The Nullwhere comes complete with its own storyline, featuring nine new NPC characters and over 110 lines of dialogue.
Of course, the addition of a new area calls for more types of ooblets and more things to grow or craft. Players will be able to find the ooblets Namnam and Lickzer as well as three new crops, a resource known as "Gembers," and four new craftable items. There are also two dozen new ooblet moves and some mysterious potions to seek out.
The Nullwhere update is arriving a little bit later than originally intended, though there's a very good reason for that: it was supposed to come out last month, but developers Rebecca Cordingley and Ben Wasser just welcomed their first child into the world. A few features ended up getting left out of 0.4, but Wasser and Cordingley say they're still on the way and that plans for an actual Halloween event ("like a scavenger hunt or something," as teased in their roadmap) may still come together before the end of the month.
Next up after the Nullwhere is Ooblets version 0.5, which will see the addition of a new accessible Wildlands area. The Wildlands will let players retrieve ooblets that they've rehomed there prior to the update, and in keeping with the seasonally appropriate vibes of this Nullwhere addition, it may feature some "snowy weather features" when it launches this December.
Ooblets is available now in early access through the Epic Games Store on PC and through Game Preview on Xbox One.