Toya, a developer identified for creating worlds and games inside Minecraft and Roblox, have introduced November plans for three of their present games: My Farm, My Cat Box and Run Fairy Run.
Here’s one thing somewhat bit completely different than our typical scheduled programming; We’re going to speak about Roblox for a second. It’s one thing that we typically wrestle to write down about right here on Pocket Gamer – if simply because speaking about games inside games is traditionally difficult. That mentioned, as 2020 is the yr of subscription companies, like Apple Arcade and Xbox Game Pass, on cellular, there isn’t any higher time to get began speaking about it.
Toya, a female-led studio identified for growing protected locations for youthful, feminine gamers to exist on-line, has introduced November plans as half of their transfer towards reside service games. The updates embody the addition of new skins and a retheming of their popular My Cat Box title. For those that have not downloaded it inside Roblox, it is an open-world expertise the place you may gather over 100 completely different pet cats, participate in discos and quests, in addition to get entangled in common updates. It’s had nearly 5 million views since creation in late November of final yr and has had a renaissance not too long ago with choose Roblox YouTubers.
The same story might be informed of My Farm which additionally launched in November of final yr, The farming simulator, which at time of writing is working a Halloween occasion that features new tractor skins, some reskinned vegetation and introduces fruit bats, might be having turkeys in addition to two new crops – there’s additionally a seasonal quest revolving round feeding pilgrims.
Finally, Run Fairy Run, an ‘Obby’ (Obstacle Course Platformer) which is at present in beta, is receiving an ‘Escape The Turkey’ mode the place your regular parkour might be beneath barely extra stress as you are chased by an outsized turkey. There’s additionally going to be extra costume cosmetics out there via the sport, these may even be thematic to the Thanksgiving interval.
The three updates are anticipated to be deployed into the games later this month.
It’s clear that we’re going to see so much of firms bringing fashionable recreation creation strategies into the Roblox area, and Toya, with their common seasonal updates, is clearly going to be ones to observe. In creator-led communities, there’s all the time a danger that folks will aggressively monetise, or take benefit of, youthful audiences. Toya, with their purpose to empower a rising feminine consumer base and create a protected area for youthful gamers with their core, non-stereotypical and “beyond pink” strategy, positively look like a developer to observe.