Hololive: From Idols to GamesAug 28, 2022 | 1 Votes by Loki 10 rate There is an increasing number of people falling into the rabbit hole that is Hololive, some talented folks decided to make games featuring their favorite personalities as tribute. These wonderful little gems captured their essence and have been welcomed wholeheartedly by the entire community. Today we will showcase five of the most well-known works from this amazing group.
Hololive is one of the main V-tuber groups taking the online world by storm today. With the talents trying their hands on performing, gaming, and overall just being entertaining. It is no surprise they built up a huge fan base within and outside of Japan.
The CEO’s original plan was to create a group of idols similar to famous names in the industry but would exist on the digital landscape. Ever since then, the gang has branched off to do wonderful new things and their success can be seen in their massive growth over the years.
Their main content is streaming a variety of activities over Youtube, Twitch, and other sites on the internet. Most of the time they would showcase playthroughs of popular video games. These are titles that are either sponsored to be advertised by companies or just random ones the talents wanted to try out. This has led to some franchises getting more widespread renown and the streamers themselves grabbing the attention of fans.
Because of this increasing number of people falling into the rabbit hole that is Hololive, some talented folks decided to make games featuring their favorite personalities as tribute. These wonderful little gems captured their essence and have been welcomed wholeheartedly by the entire community. Today we will showcase five of the most well-known works from this amazing group.
Most Followers would be familiar with Smol Ame by now. From what started as a fanart, is now a mascot, official avatar, and a legit platforming game. It can be said that the start of fan development started from this project. Players take control of Smol Ame as she traverses multiple levels varying in design and theme to gather mustaches and reach the end of the course in record time. It is highly replayable because of the allure of beating the high score and recorded speed of completion. There were a few updates throughout the time it has been posted online, new levels and characters were added. The graphics are simplistic but the stylistic design stands out a lot and the sounds use samples from actual streams adding to the immersion.
DOOG is a parody of a popular first-person shooter featuring everyone’s beloved dog Inugami Korone! Ever since her very first playthrough of Doom and the time she edited herself in the original game’s poster, people have fallen in love with this happy-go-lucky shooter of chaos. It was endearing in its irony at the time that a cute anime girl is playing a gory action FPS. The developer was inspired by all of this and created a semi-interactive experience mimicking the classic gameplay style and creating assets resembling Korone herself. She is armed with her wacky finger guns and the fan’s yubi’s (fingers in Japanese) to blast away alien invaders, grab keycards for opening doors, and totally save the day. It focuses on speed running, light puzzle solving spread across the maps, and beating other people on online leaderboards.
Deadbeat: Sick Tracks to Perish
Deadbeat: Sick Tracks to Perish To is an entry that wears its inspirations on its sleeve. Inspired by a great game called Everhood, this Hololive version features everyone’s favorite reaper teasing her deadbeat fans with a scythe. Face against Mori in a series of rhythm-based encounters where the player avatar needs to avoid walls, dodge slashing attacks, and counter them back to the dealer. The reaper in the meantime will dish her fiery famous tracks while all of these hectic events are happening. The pixel art is beautiful and well made. Animations are choreographed to work in tandem with special effects that all blend together smoothly. The gameplay is also accessible to anyone trying out such a genre for the same time thanks to a tutorial section covering all the vital mechanics. The songs are challenging and sure to be a blast for people aiming to get perfect scores.
HoloEN Rhythm Game
HoloEN Rhythm Game is the second musical title on the list, it is like a reskinned version of Muse Dash. In this one, control Gawr Gura attempts to survive the violent onslaught of attacks Kiara or Calliope is sending down her way. To live through the barrages, players must do the actions corresponding to the beat. Missing the timing means getting hit. As of now, there are only 2 available music tracks for the entire game because the developer has no plans to expand this due to various legal and personal reasons. Even then, the mechanics are solid, the visuals are beautiful, and the songs are a banger.
HoloCure: Save the Fans
HoloCure: Save the Fans is one of the latest to join the party. The mechanics are inspired by the highly addicting game called Vampire Survivors which is also based on Magic Survivors. The standout feature for Holocure is the numerous characters and easter eggs related to anything and everything about Hololive. The pixel sprite animations are all well designed, seeing the chibi idols dishing out copious amounts of damage to the targets will never get boring. The description of items and their visuals are superbly handled to make things familiar but at the same time unique. This is a must-have for everyone’s library. The creator is constantly working on updates right now, so expect more characters, maps, and equipment in the future!
These are five games based on the wonderful universe of Hololive JP and EN. Pick any and it is sure to give hours of fun. Best of all, they are free to download! It’s just talented fans showing how amazing the community is.