Hobo: Tough Life

Game image - Hobo: Tough Life
Development Studio:
Perun Creative
2017 / Ostrava, Olomouc
Genre:
RPG
Release date:
2021-04-13
Development time (years):
6
Sold copies (2023):
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS
Number of developers:
8
Languages:
9

Hobo: Tough Life is an urban survival role-playing game where you play as a homeless person. Explore the streets of the cold central-European Praslav, scavenge for food and supplies, beg, steal and do whatever else it takes to survive the forthcoming winter. The player experiences dozens of stories inspired by real people and events. How far will he be willing to go to survive and become the king of the homeless?

  • Indie
  • homelessness
  • survival
  • city

Trivia

The game is full of humorous pop culture references mainly from Czechia, such as names of celebrities.

The fictional city of Praslav features real landmarks from and actual cities from around Czechia, such as Prague Main Train Station.


Development challenges

Due to the lengthy development, it became an issue to keep up with the engine updates. At one point, the developers were essentially working on two games at once.


Awards (selection)

Czech Game of the Year in Game Design (CZ, 2022)


Publisher

Perun Creative

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About studio

Perun Creative

Perun Creative was founded by the young developers Jan Polach, Roman Valenta and Jiří Vašica. The studio is located in the Moravian-Silesian region – one of the regions with the highest unemployment in Czechia – in order to create interesting job opportunities in game development in this region. The first successful project of the studio is their Hobo: Tough Life (2021), which the three developers created during their university studies. The studio is currently working on a new game called Kromlech.

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