Some of you “might” remember the interview that we did with AuraLab back in 2014? Well, for those who don’t remember any of that. We asked AuraLab a lot of questions about their upcoming adventure game “Karma. Incarnation 1”. Long story short, since the PC-release of “Karma. Incarnation 1” the game has won a handful of different awards, and the players really love the game to bits (just check out the reviews on Steam). That’s also why I’m very happy to inform you all that the Android version of “Karma. Incarnation 1” is set for a release very soon (the game is said to be ready for launch on the 24th of May):
“Hooray! Our bizarre indie adventure won the second prize in the Microsoft and Unity Challenge. Many thanks to Microsoft and Unity for their support and the awesome prize, it is an honor for us. https://unity3d.com/partners/microsoft/challenge Also some cool news we are happy to share: the mobile version of the game is currently completed and we will announce its launch very soon. Stay tuned“ – AuraLab, via Facebook
So, are you guys and girls excited for the mobile version of “Karma. Incarnation 1”? =) Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below!
The game has also won several additional awards:
“Best Art Design” (Intel’s Level Up game development contest)
“Excellence in Game Design” (DevGamm – the largest game development conference in Russia)
“Best in Show: Critic’s Choice” (Indie Prize showcase)
Your beloved has been abducted by evil spirits – and the only way to save her is by reincarnating as a powerful dragon. But something goes wrong – and you find yourself reborn as a worm named Pip. As Pip, you must solve mind-bending puzzles across a psychedelic world choosing between good and evil to learn the laws of Karma. By gaining wisdom, Pip’s choices can affect the outcome of the game. Will you help Pip rescue his beloved?
TOUCH & GO
Interact with the environment to solve puzzles. Meet strange, astonishing creatures who can communicate through thought forms. If you give them what they need, they reward you with safe passage. Fail to help them, and you’ll be stuck! Every interaction is meticulously animated frame by frame – delivering an unforgettable visual (and auditory) experience!
Touch the screen to trigger events that draw the attention of various creatures, which sets off a chain reaction that will (hopefully) end in your favor. Need help? Use “astral sight” to peek into the spirit realm, gain knowledge of the world around you, and perhaps even reveal an important hint. But be careful when making moral choices: If you kill a creature to quickly solve a puzzle, you’ll weigh down your soul with evil Karma. A more peaceful resolution might wash your sins in good Karma instead. Every decision has consequences.
* Play as the soul of a worm named Pip and explore a rich, bizarre spirit world.
* Use Astral sight — a power that allows you to peek into the world of spirits.
* Learn the laws of Karma through choice and action.
* Explore a surreal, bizarre environment and encounter hand-drawn characters.
* Listen to a magical, award-winning score composed and performed by ZMEIRADUGA
PRICING & AVAILABILITY
Karma. Incarnation 1 will be available for FREE on Google Play Wednesday, May 24. The iOS port is due soon afterward. After playing through the first few levels, players will be prompted to unlock the rest of the content with a single in-app purchase.
The game is also available on the Windows Store and Mac App Store for $4.99 and on Steam (Windows/Mac) for $2.99.
Established in 2014, AuraLab is a small Moscow-based indie game development studio founded by creative director Alexander Kuvshinovand CEO/producer Andrey Sharapov. Since launch, the AuraLab team has expanded further to include Roman Povolotski (producer and business developer), Yury Kuptsevich (programmer), Alex “Discofish” Starovoyt (animator and game designer), Anastasia Churinga (background artist), and ZMEIRADUGA (music composer/performer). All team members at AuraLab have worked at major game development studios – and they share the dream of creating fascinating indie adventures! For more information about AuraLab and Karma. Incarnation 1, please visit http://karma.game.
Robin “V-Act” Ek
Editor in chief
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