The industry is no stranger to titles that address apocalyptic, world-ending events, their aftermath, and some animal simulation games where they are contained in controlled environments. It’s rare to find games that primarily focus on not just the natural environment itself, but even more specific, the oceanic environment. Independent developer and publisher Carlos Coranado’s upcoming title, Koral, will do just that though. This will be his first release since MIND: Path to Thalamus, the puzzler that utilized natural elements. Take a look at Koral’s recent reveal trailer:
Koral will not make players take control of a character, but instead a current of the sea itself. As the life and movement of the ocean it will be your duty to solve puzzles that will aid in bring back life to the coral reefs. Similar in style to Flower, players will travel through 15 unique underwater ecosystems to respreads the beauty of the once luscious environment. Coranado calls Koral a proper “love letter to the ocean” that takes advantage of the many different coral species of the oceans as puzzle mechanics.
While traversing through the waters and completing challenges, players will also learn about various facts of the sea and make grand discoveries. The game aims to be completely accessible to a large audience by having a casual and non-violent style for those even unfamiliar with any type of game. The authenticity of Koral should be intriguing since the entire game was developed on a sail ship in a marine reserve in Northern Catalonia named Cap De Creus. Coranado is planning on releasing a video called “Making Of” that shows the making of the game, the many recordings of what it was like with a limited power supply, and adventures of scuba diving.
Koral will be available for the Nintendo Switch and PC May 16.