Russian developer Auralab has a Indiegogo campaign for their up coming game Karma. Incarnation 1 with a Playstation 4 strechgoal.
Karma. Incarnation 1 is a classical 2D point-n-click psychedelic adventure, permeated with original humor and some mind blowing puzzles. The game was devised in 2012 when Art Director Alexander Kuvshinov created a cartoon about the laws of Karma. The game is about karma and the relativity of good and evil. Karma. Incarnation 1 has no text or dialogue in the game , all communication is via visual cues and images, in the form of clouds over the heads of the characters with cartoon icons only. Having played Proteus, LIMBO and Machinarium, Auralab’s Karma. Incarnation 1 really does sound an interesting experience and one that we hope comes to PlayStation 4 sooner than later. Below is a little more about the game taken from their IndieGoGo campaign.
The game tells of a creature named Pip, who has an incarnation in a surreal world as a funny but brutal worm. Pip is naive and doesn’t know anything at all about this reality. Talking with a flower or a stone for him as natural as tasting another representative of local fauna. He examines this new world overcoming obstacles to a new rebirth and trying to figure out who he really is. At the same time he is learning the laws of karma and the relativity of good and evil.
Crazy psychedelic world surrounds the character throughout the game. Over 20 unique locations, lots of mini-games and original, surreal and mind-bending puzzles. Astral sight gives an opportunity to look into the world of spirits at any point in the game. It also allows you to see through different sets of eyes at the surrounding scenery. In the astral world you could find the hints for quests and many other exciting and amazing things.
The most common object could look quite different in the astral world. Variability of completing quests gives different ways to play through the game again and again. You have a choice whether you’d like to do good or evil things to complete quests. Each evil deed spoils Pip’s karma and changes his appearance. He grows spikes and horns. Good deeds purified karma. Key characters respond differently to Pip’s karma, opening additional storyline. A lot of funny animations of the varied interactions of Pip. The environment and other characters of the quests are drawn individually for each situation.
Below is the gameplay trailer:
The IndieGoGo campaign will end on August 3rd. Let’s wish them luck!