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access_time April 19, 2016 at 6:40 PM in News by Charlie Grammer

KOI arrives on PlayStation 4

KOI_BannerArtOasis Games Ltd and Dotoyou were excited to announce that their exploration adventure game, KOI, is now available on the PlayStation 4 for North American gamers to enjoy.

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KOI has been noted for its innovative mix of meditative gameplay and thoughtful reflection, as well as the groundbreaking status it enjoys as the first Chinese-developed game to launch on PlayStation 4 in the West. It marks the first console game released by Oasis Games, and others will follow from the publisher, spanning multiple genres.

Alen Wu, Business Director at Oasis Games, stated, “KOI’s thoughtful quest of beauty and growth exploration can refresh the mind and spirit. As the first Chinese-developed game in the West for the PlayStation®4, KOI is an experience that players of all ages can enjoy—both while playing and when they reflect upon the meaning of the koi fish’s journey.”

“We’re extremely fortunate to be working with Oasis Games who share our vision for delivering a unique experience that reflects our Asian culture while appealing to a global audience,” said Julien Li, CEO of Dotoyou. “KOI is a beautiful game that feeds the soul through its soothing environment and progression, so when players navigate through our calming waters with their majestic koi, the motions and game’s evolution creates an unforgettable experience.”

Here’s a quick description of the game, for those who haven’t followed it:

KOI takes players on a seemingly small journey with deeper meaning. Beneath the tranquil waters of the lotus pond lies a world of danger and uncertainty, illuminated by the game’s hypnotic, piano-based score by Chinese artist Zeta at every twist and turn. The devoted koi will face dangers from raging currents to deadly predators and spiky barriers. But by blooming flowers to purify the pond, threats can become beauty: dark predator fish can become harmless koi friends and melodies hidden in deadened twigs can make leaves green again. KOI is the game that asks players a simple question: Can you bring purity to a lotus pond, and in so doing, bring happiness and peace to your mind?

Will you be journeying into the pond?



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