With brand new UI and refreshing visuals, KoGaMa is undergoing great improvement in visuals, user-experience and functionality.
Not long ago, we revealed that we got an investment from Nordisk Film Games, and that we aim to accelerate our international growth in 2018. We have a strong team and a plan for 2018, and now we’re all about doing, implementing and improving. As a matter of fact, with recent updates we have released major overhauls of visuals along with a number of additional improvements of features
Single Winning Conditions
The following image shows a teaser of the new Single Winning Conditions update.
KoGaMa contains a lot of different goals and ways of winning. While this improves KoGaMa in terms of gameplay diversity and replayability, a greater effort to communicate and emphasize clear goals is required. To ensure a fun and rewarding player experience, we felt that it is important to emphasize clear goals.
To achieve this, we have made major improvements to the user interface and features when playing games. When players are entering a game, they will now see a briefing screen introducing the goal of the game mode as well as current team scores. Players will now be able to know exactly what type of game they are entering and what they should do.
These changes have not only made the gameplay more user friendly - it is now easier to host events and contests. To host a contest with an audience, accessible information such as clear info on team ranking or winners are critical. With clear winning conditions and team progress info, contests are now more meaningful.
While being a game maker tool and a place to play games, KoGaMa is also a social platform. It is therefore critical that the chat experience between users is polished and nurtured. With this in mind, we gave the KoGaMa friend list chat a lot of love. The below screenshot shows a snippet of what the newly released chat looks like.
The new chat interface and functionality now offers a much better experience. We ripped the old chat apart and gave it a whole new and clean look. It now has a more modern and smooth feel. It is no longer clunky, and now takes up much less screen space.
It’s not only about looks, the inside matters too! And we completely agree. We have therefore not only given the chat a visual overhaul, it also has also gotten new functionality that improves the messaging experience greatly. It is now easier to keep track of notifications, active and recent conversations.
KoGaMa builders already had the option to ad ambient sounds to spice up the atmosphere of their games. But these speakers are only local, and to add ambient sound to the whole game, the creator has to place tons of speakers. With the newly global speaker update, players are now able to add sound throughout the whole game with just a single speaker. On top of making the life easier for builders, the new speaker also includes new sounds.
Future Updates: Sneak Peak
As of future updates, we are working on a lot of changes and features. We are soon releasing a major update that greatly enriches the builders’ possibilities to customize their game world as well as spice up the atmosphere of for their players.
Another update that we are excited about is the wings cosmetics which is a completely new type of cosmetic. We know that wings and back items in general are really popular among the KoGaMa players. Therefore, we are excited to realize just that. The hats and particles will soon be united with wings as well as a complete makeover of the cosmetic shop look and functionality.
That's all for now! Thanks for reading.
With a solid 3,7 million monthly users worldwide, an investment from Nordisk Film, and company expansion of new talents, 2018 is going to be an exciting year where Multiverse ApS aims to accelerate its international growth.
Being a unique and innovative concept, KoGaMa is part virtual world, part development platform, and part massively multiplayer online game. The platform took its first baby steps 6 years ago, and it gradually snowballed in popularity, particularly among kids and teenagers. In the games industry, we often see that users find modding, user modifications of a game, more engrossing than the gameplay itself. That spirit of creation is one of the central tenets of KoGaMa, and why it has become so popular with younger people. In KoGaMa, users are not only consumers, they are also the ones creating the games, models and avatars. What we strive for is to make the person playing the game the director, being able to express themselves through creation of experiences.
To enable our offering of user-created play, KoGaMa offers a virtual construction and game-development platform where everyone has the power to make anything from avatars and 3D models to virtual worlds. Our users manipulate core building components in our environment to manipulate simulated worlds, then share and play them with the KoGaMa community. Today we have reached 3,7 million monthly users worldwide, and 4 million games have been created and published.
Though KoGaMa has proved to be an extremely strong concept, it has a lot of potential that we have yet to explore. The current success of KoGaMa is just the beginning. It is a recognition of our hard work and what we believe in. We are looking forward to take KoGaMa to new heights.
We are very happy that we, in November, partnered with Nordisk Film. The investment marks an exciting new chapter as it allows us to explore the potential of KoGaMa and take it to the next level. We are increasing our development efforts as well as doing a focused marketing effort.
Despite our rapid growth, we’re still the same company at heart, focused on the same level of innovation and user experience that got us to this point. It is limitation of ambitions that constraints progress, but our ambitions don't have limitation. For us, this is just the beginning. Already hard at work, we are excited to further explore and utilize the potential of KoGaMa and bring it to the next level.