Koral

Carlos Coronado

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
68
Top Critic Average
20%
Critics Recommend
Based on 5 critic reviews
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Koral

Rating Summary

Based on 5 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

20%

Critics Recommend

Based on 5 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCMay 16, 2019
Nintendo SwitchMay 16, 2019

Developer: Carlos Coronado

Genres: Simulation, Adventure

Disclaimer: Koral is a short but dense game that will last you no more than 3 hours. More if you want to get 100%. If playtime/price is crucial to you, waiting for a sale is adviced :)

A LOVE LETTER TO THE OCEAN.

In Koral the player will dive into the beautiful underwater world as a sea current. Solve puzzles to bring back to life coral reefs and spread the beauty of the oceans in 15 different sea ecosystems. Flow anywhere you want to find for ways to transport healing energy for other corals and heal entire reefs and watch in realtime how the seafloor becomes colorful and vibrant with life and diversity.

On it’s core, Koral is a love letter to the ocean. On it’s surface, Koral is a puzzle game featuring unique gameplay and puzzle mechanics thanks to the interactions with various Coral species and underwater life.

With it's light puzzles elements and various challenges you will learn about stunning sea facts and discover out of this planet worlds. Koral will feature 15 different sea environments and 32 collectibles and the core gameplay features plenty of accessibility features to make the game accessible by default to a wide, large audience including casual and non videogame players.

THE GAME ABOUT THE SEA MADE IN THE SEA

On the other hand, the same day Koral releases a Making Of video explaining how Koral was developed will be released too! The game was developed on a sailship in a pristine marine reserve in Northern Catalonia called Cap De Creus. Everything was recorded (including the trip to get there, a scuba diving adventure and various challenges that come from developing a game on a boat with limited power supply) and the most interesting parts will be featured in the upcoming Making Of.

AWARDS

Koral was awarded with an Unreal Dev Grant and was developed by Carlos Coronado, winner of over 15 awards including Titanium Indie Game of the Year with MIND: Path to Thalamus (Switch, Pc) and also developer of Infernium (PS4, Switch, PC) and Annie Amber (gearVr).

Both the Making Of in the sailship and Koral will be released 15:00 CET on May 16, 2019 for Steam and Switch.

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TheSixthAxis

7 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Koral is a good little puzzler though many will find it very easy to get through. As an educational tool Koral definitely has value to raise awareness of climate change and the impact of pollution on our oceans. As a game it Koral is a simple affair that plays well. It may lack much challenge for puzzle fans, but this is an engaging and thought provoking experience.

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Nintendo Enthusiast

7.5 / 10.0
Nintendo Enthusiast

Even though it’s not heavy on content, it’s a relaxing experience that you can embed yourself in for a while and get lost in the world below that, as the game points out, we really don’t know all that much about.

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New Game Network

60 / 100
New Game Network

Koral's ambition to bring awareness to the problems faced by marine life largely falls flat. While it looks nice, the formulaic and repetitive gameplay means this title fails to stand out in a sea of similar indie releases.

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pressakey.com

Worth your time
Tim Bissinger

Koral is a fascinating journey through the ocean that's less about entertaining with its simple puzzle mechanics, but rather about teaching and educating the player about the threats that this beautiful world is facing in the real life beyond the TV. While the game itself remains basic, its message is all the more important.

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