Zokai is a monster collecting game with a retro aesthetic. Zokai is also the name of the creatures which are collected in the game. "Zokai" stands for "Zoological Yokai", which means that they're natural, living creatures, but they also have amazing supernatural powers. In the Zokai world, humans have lived alongside Zokai since the Stone Age. Humans use special crystals called Zokai Crystals to catch Zokai. These crystals create a telepathic link between a Zokai and their Keeper. Wild Zokai are often dangerous creatures, and humans rely on their Zokai partners to keep them safe.
So, what sets it apart from other games in the genre?
The game setting is a whole planet, not just a region. The planet is shaped like a cube, and wraps around in every direction. It's an open world, and you can explore as you please! Naturally, it's not as big as a real planet, but compared to other games in the genre, it's really big!
Characters age as you play the game. Start the game as a baby and play through the stages of your life. You can optionally skip forward in time.
Human characters level up, not just their Zokai. Your level determines how many Zokai you can carry, and how powerful your Zokai can become.
No forced or predetermined storyline. Follow your own path and make a story that's unique to you.
Unique AI and dialogue system. What characters say is generated based on numerous factors, such as their personality, mood, relationships, and context.
Rich world building. Care is taken to create a world which is more coherent and believable than the average game.