Hello! The PM Studios team is very happy to announce that Hoa, our beautiful puzzle-platform, is coming to PS5 and PS4 in July.
Hoa features breathtaking hand-painted artwork, charming music, and a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere as you navigate the world with a keen eye to solve exploration-based puzzles. Discover the magic of nature and the imagination as the main character, Hoa, on her journey through heartwarming environments where it all began for her.
The main character, Hoa, belongs to a fairy tribe with the power to feed flora and fauna. Fairies create and maintain life and harmony on an island of plants and magical creatures. After a tragic event, Hoa was dismissed as a baby, leaving her with no memory of who she is or what happened.
The game begins when Hoa returns to his homeland for the first time after many years of absence. As she continues, her magical power brings the land back to life and awakens its inhabitants from their long slumber. The further Hoa goes, the more friends she makes and the more she discovers about herself and her homeland. The journey, however, remains mysterious in its purpose, until it ends in the Land of Spirits – a dreamlike realm where history is finally unveiled.
Hand painted art
Step into a painting that lives – explore a vast world of meticulously crafted landscapes of stunning hand-painted works of art.
Outstanding Original Soundtrack
Hoa’s gripping story and emotionally charged score, originally composed and recorded live, brings her world to life with a touch of nostalgia.
Keep an eye out for delicious magical creatures along the way. Most of them want to be friends, some might even tell you a little story or two. Kindness guaranteed.
All thanks to the wonderful development team at Skrollcat Studio. Skrollcat Studio was formed in 2019 by a group of five Vietnamese friends working and studying together in Singapore: four of them (including the two founders Son Tung and Son Tra) are graduates of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, with courses ranging from interactive media to digital. Animation in computer engineering. Thanks to an open call to composers, they found their fifth member, Johannes Johansson, whose music sounds good to the voice of the game.
Prior to the studio’s formation, Tung and Tra had started discussing story ideas and creating the first concept art pieces in 2017. They kept it as a hobby outside of their full-time jobs. and their studies, but the more they worked on it, the more it became something with character – a life of its own.
They turned Hoa into a serious project in 2019 after encouraging online reception of the original concept. Being a small, young team with little experience and an ambitious project, the team tried to seek outside help and were fortunate enough to collaborate with amazing artists and outsourcing partners from all over the world. One of them is Kyx Studio, which has provided incredible production support.
Features of the DualSense wireless controller
For the PS5 version of Hoa, these DualSense controller enhancements help better mimic the immersive world around you:
- Hoa can fly for a limited time, which you activate by pressing R2. Thanks to adaptive triggers, as Hoa nears the depletion of his flight energy, the trigger will be harder to pull.
- The haptic feedback of the DualSense wireless controller will mimic actions and events during gameplay.
- You will hear the rustle of grass and trees through the speaker of the DualSense controller.
These DualSense features will provide a richer experience for all PS5 gamers as they explore the world around them.
Finally, pre-orders for the physical PS5 and PS4 versions are also starting today at select retailers! In the limited physical versions of the game, players can expect a voucher for the digital soundtrack as well as a postcard with a personal message from Hoa herself.
As always, we want Hoa to be, at the very least, a beautiful little game that warms your heart and humbly reminds you of how much the world impressed you as a child. On behalf of the development and release teams, we can’t wait for you all to try it out for yourselves when the game launches in July!