Mekazoo, Animal Platform Romp Heading your Way

Mekazoo logo title Hands up if you remember a game called The Lost Vikings? Well you should. After all it’s a classic. Well The Lost Vikings was a Super Nintendo game released in the early nineties. The premise being that you had three Vikings each with different skills, and you could switch between them to solve puzzles. Eric could run and jump, Baelog had a bow, Olaf could block enemies etc.

So why am I telling you this. Well, firstly The Lost Vikings is one of the earlier games I could remember playing so there’s a place for it in my heart, and secondly because the concept is similar to the idea behind Mekazoo a 2D platformer that will be coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U and PC in Quarter four of 2015.

The concept is similar but not exactly the same. The Good Mood Creators, the people behind Mekazoo have expanded on the idea and will deliver something unique. So, you still have the different characters a fast armadillo, a solid panda, a flying pelican, a jumping wallaby and acrobatic frog, but they work in pairs, which you can decide at any time.

So, In order to defeat a marauding insectoid army, you have to use each animal’s strengths and swing, boost, bounce, climb and fly their way through beautiful 3D environments.

“Mekazoo is inspired by the platformer classics we spent every second with after school, like Super Mario World and Donkey Kong Country,” said Jarrett Slavin, creative director, The Good Mood Creators. “We are combining all the lessons learned from those masterpieces and the innovative ideas we’ve spent decades brainstorming to deliver the game we wish existed since we were kids.”

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Gorgeous Platformer Mekazoo Coming to PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U

MekaScreen_3 (2)The Good Mood Creators will deliver fast-paced platformer action with beautiful graphics and captivating music with Mekazoo. This 2D platformer in a vibrant 3D world will be available for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii U in Q4 2015.

Players control up to five different mekanimals: the speedy armadillo, acrobatic frog, springy wallaby, sturdy panda and high-flying pelican. Each character has its own skill, allowing them to access areas the others cannot.

Mekazoo’s emphasis is on free-flowing speedy gameplay. The stylish mekanimals come in pairs, allowing gamers to switch which one they control at any given time. In their quest to restore order to the mekasphere players must swing, boost, bounce, climb and fly their way through beautiful environments to defeat the insectoid army.

The game begins with the speedy armadillo awakening to discover his friends have been transformed into gigantic mekanimal bosses. Upon defeat epic bosses return to their spunky selves and are unlocked as playable characters.

Players are immersed in a gorgeous 3D world and control the action from a side-scrolling perspective. When the path the mekanimals travel takes a turn, the dynamic camera shifts with them, maintaining a side-view and providing new vantage points of the lush environments and detailed characters.

“Mekazoo is inspired by the platformer classics we spent every second with after school, like Super Mario World and Donkey Kong Country,” said Jarrett Slavin, creative director, The Good Mood Creators. “We are combining all the lessons learned from those masterpieces and the innovative ideas we’ve spent decades brainstorming to deliver the game we wish existed since we were kids.”
About The Good Mood Creators

The Good Mood Creators is a Seattle-based indie studio dedicated to developing engaging multiplatform non-violent games that can be equally enjoyed by children and adults. Established in 2012 by a couple of former DigiPen students, the co-founders hand selected their most talented class members to complete the team. The studio is located in the living room of a single bedroom penthouse. The office layout creates an open forum where everyone is encouraged to speak their mind and a welcoming environment for Samus, the company Mini Golden Retriever.

Jim Franklin

Jim Franklin

Jim Franklin is a freelance writer, living in Derby UK with his wife. When time allows he likes nothing more than losing himself in a multi-hour gaming session. He likes most games and will play anything but prefers MMO's, and sandbox RPG's.

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