The beautifully unsettling KARMA. INCARNATION 1 by AuraLab has arrived on Android as a “PC-perfect” port
STORY + GAMEPLAY
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 who must solve mind-bending puzzles across a psychedelic world to learn the laws of Karma. By gaining wisdom, Pip’s choices can affect the outcome of the game.
Interact with the environment to solve puzzles. Meet strange, astonishing creatures who can communicate through thought forms: If you give them what they need, you’ll be rewarded with safe passage – but if you fail to help them, 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; this 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.
Andrey Sharapov (CEO & Producer, AuraLab):
“Karma. Incarnation 1 was originally a 2012 animation that portrayed the laws of Karma in a very creative way. Lucky for us, other top-tier developers in Russia liked what they saw and joined our team to bring the project to life as an adventure game. We launched Karma. Incarnation 1 on Steam last year and were quite happy with the reaction from press and gamers alike. Now that we’ve added Android to the mix (and soon iOS), a whole new audience can experience the psychedelic puzzle-solving and characters of this quirky, nightmarish title.”
Karma. Incarnation 1 was recently recognized as one of the very best Unity games on the Windows Store – placing 2nd in the Microsoft Challenge.
The game has also won several other awards, including: “Best Art Design” (Intel’s Level Up game development contest); “Excellence in Game Design” (DevGamm – the largest game development conference in Russia); and “Best in Show: Critic’s Choice” (Indie Prize showcase).
- 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
Here is the KARMA. INCARNATION 1 Mobile Trailer:
Karma. Incarnation 1 is now available for free on Google Play. 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.