Aiming to be a cooperative platformer all about being uplifting and rewarding friendly collaboration, Pastagames and publisher Devolver Digital has released KarmaZoo. Available now for PS5, Xbox Series S|X, PC, and Nintendo Switch, the game is priced at $14.50 AUD or local equivalent, aiming for it to be accessible to a wide range of players, with an addition 25% discount also offered for the PC via Steam until 28 November.
KarmaZoo is designed to be a joyful and altruistic gaming experience where up to 10 players, either randomly matched or grouped with friends, can work together to overcome challenges. The core of the game revolves around earning Karma, the most valuable resource in the game. This Karma is used to unlock a diverse range of 50 playable avatars, each boasting unique abilities and personalities.
Setting KarmaZoo apart from games that utilise a ‘Battle Pass’ system is its KarmaPass, a free alternative to traditional ‘battle passes’. This feature allows players across all platforms to collectively contribute Karma to unlock new avatars for the entire player base. The progress of KarmaPass can be tracked on the game’s website, for those who may be wanting some warm fuzzies about how much collaboration is taking place.
KarmaZoo is designed to be accessible to all types of players, from beginners to seasoned gamers. The game is available in 22 languages, offering a truly global appeal. It also supports cross-platform play between PC and consoles, ensuring that friends can play together regardless of their preferred gaming platform. For those who prefer a more private experience, the game offers private lobbies to play exclusively with friends.