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Video Game / Kogama

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Kogama is a user-based MMO Wide-Open Sandbox launched in 2011 and developed by Danish company Multiverse APS. In this game, you can build worlds and play on other people's maps.

This MMO is notable for being an alternative to Minecraft and Roblox.

As a building MMO that has evolved greatly since its inception, there are many tropes to be found in this game:

  • Art Evolution: Compare the old promotional art from 2012 to the promo art from 2018.
  • Built with LEGO: Everything is made out of blocks and polygons. In fact, the low polygon count is likely the reason why it runs so well on potato computers.
  • Character Customization: You can make your avatar look like anything you want, albeit with cube limitations.
    • There exists avatars that look exactly like low-poly Rick Sanchez and Sonic the Hedgehog.
  • Color-Coded Armies: On pretty much all of the War games.
  • Dual Wielding: Dual guns is a weapon.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: In 2011, the player avatars weren't made out of cubes, unlike the environment.
    • That year, Multiverse released concept art of cuter and more-colorful robot avatars, which would be abandoned early on, in favor of the cube avatars all players use to this day.
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  • Falling Damage: Falling from a great height will make your character die and respawn.
  • Fingerless Hands: Most of the human characters end up having these due to block limitations.
  • Kill It with Fire: There is a flamethrower weapon.
  • Meaningful Name: “Kogama” is short for for Cooperative Game Maker note 
  • Planet of Steves:
    • Every Tourist server is this, as a result of Tourists only being able to play with other Tourists.
    • In early 2012, all of the players were Blockboys.
  • Player Versus Player: There is a PVP mechanic. This is used to create battleground maps.
  • Press X to Die: If you press the K key in-game, your character will die and be sent back to a spawnpoint/checkpoint.
  • Product Placement: The Brazilian servers had a Fanta event in 2015.
  • Retraux: There is a polygon limit for each cube, and it seems to be pretty low, resulting in everything being blocky.
  • Shrink Ray: Guess what one of the weapons is.
    • There’s also a shrink pill.
  • Springy Spores: There's bouncy mushrooms as a block material.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Of the 6 starter avatars to select from, only one of them is female.
  • Stuff Blowing Up
    • There are bazookas weapons and TNT logic in this game.
    • A jetpack will explode if you accelerate it for too long. Releasing the spacebar every now and then can prevent this from happening.

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