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Sequel to a meditative strategic collection game, Zen Koi 2 is a free-to-play mobile game that captivates players through its enchanting music and tranquil gameplay. Developed by LandShark Games, a Singapore-based company, Zen Koi 2 retains its soothing atmosphere while introducing new features and a whole new realm for Dragon exploration.
Following the Asian myth about Koi ascending into Dragons, the highly anticipated Dragon form is now available for players to experience a culminating ascension of their Koi into the celestial domain. Awakened Dragons are able to collect Essence and traverse the cosmos to form beautiful customised constellations. The enlightening atmosphere offers a platform for players to express their creativity through personalised constellation designs and social media sharing.
“Over the last two years, thousands of Dragons have been made by the hands of our patient players. To create playable Dragons that were free to roam the cosmos was one of the main motivations for making Zen Koi 2.” - Paul Naylor, LandShark Games Founder, Tech Director
Another exciting feature players can anticipate is a sanctuary to call their own. Zen Koi 2 creates an immersive world that reflects nature’s ecosystem, and the collected Essence serves as a resource for players to purchase decoration and to manage their own pond. Coupled with a fully integrated friends list, players can now visit their friends’ ponds to appreciate and bask in serenity.
“Capturing Essence orbs for decoration is an invocation for remembrance that connects the Dragons back to the Koi pond. We designed a game loop that expresses a sentiment of nostalgia and interconnectivity.” - Kim Tay Naylor, LandShark Games Art Director
With over 300 brand new Koi patterns for collection, and an extended cast of preys to feed on, players can expect an enhanced experience from the original game. Inspired by the concept of a Japanese Zen Garden, Zen Koi 2 provides a unique meditative playstyle in today’s fast paced game industry.
Zen Koi 2 will be launched in October 2017 and will be availablefor download on the App Store and Google Play Store.
ABOUT LANDSHARK GAMES
LandShark Games was founded in 2009 by a husband and wife team, Paul and Kim Tay Naylor. Their first game, Aviator, was a successful hit on Facebook and garnered fans from all over the world as well as the attention of the local game industry.
In 2013, LandShark Games ventured into the mobile market with Bad Candy, and later released the uniquely meditative Zen Koi in 2015 which has over 5 million downloads and was awarded “Best of 2016” by Google Play Store. Zen Koi 2 will be launched on October 2017 and will be LandShark Games’ 4th game title to date.
With over 20 years of experience as a computer games programmer, and software developer, Paul has worked with game companies like Broderbund and Cinemaware. No less a savant herself, Kim has more than 10 years of digital art and web design experience, and has worked with major clients like Electronic Arts on game properties such as, James Bond 007, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, as well as MNCs and start-ups regionally.
LandShark Games has collaborated with local institutions like Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) in areas of mentorship and product owners. Recently, in a bid to promote and develop the local scene, they have also participated in a Professional Conversion Programme for Game Writers, sponsored by Workforce Singapore (WSG) and IMDA.
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