Double Fine is always trying something new. The developer regularly invites employees to pitch their game ideas during its annual Amnesia Fortnight events, internal game jams where no idea is too bizarre. Several well-regarded games have resulted from ideas that started at this event, titles such as Costume Quest and Stacking. Since 2014, the company has also begun to champion lesser known indie developers through its “Double Fine Presents” program, giving small games that fit within the company’s ideals a huge signal boost.
Ooblets is one of the latter, a charming mashup of some mostly non-violent games which should appeal to younger gamers in particular. I got to try it out at PAX last weekend, and it’s one of the most relaxing games I’ve ever played.