Hoa: Upcoming Studio Ghibli-Inspired Platformer

Hoa the game
Ho, ho, ho!

After PiAwk last week, we decided to do another preview. Especially after we saw Hoa, which is in the early stages of development. We’re not sure when it’s due, but that distinctive Studio Ghibli look drew our attention in. Have a gander!


It’s early in the game’s life cycle, but we do know the title is about little Hoa – she’s the red dress-type-thing sporting individual who appears to be stuck in Studio Ghibli land.

It’s a Hayao Myazaki-esque tale, too, where the diminutive sort sets out on an adventure to dsicover herself and find her way back to her homeland.

The game looks a lot like Spirited Away or some such. The comparison is blatantly obvious for fans of the Japanese animation giant.

This makes Hoa a more than welcome addition to the indie game world.

We’re sure many a Ghibli fan has dreamt of playing in one of its films. Ori and the Blind Forest is as close to perfection so far.

We don’t expect Hoa to match those heights, but it still looks like a chance to dreamily romp through a beautifully realised world. Watch this space!


  1. I honestly feel relaxed just by watching the video of HOA.

    There’s something about it that gives me peace of mind.

    I like it.

    It’s a breath of fresh air from all the intense games coming out recently *cough* Devil May Cry 5 *cough* DOA 6.

    Looking forward to this one’s progress.

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