Game created by La Cosa and released January 23, 2019 .
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Klaus is a 2D puzzle platformer with a self-aware narrative. Its design takes inspiration from classics games combined with a tense and emotionally engaging story.
“I DON’T KNOW WHO I AM”Klaus discovers his identity while trying to escape from a mysterious basement. Through his journey he’ll discover who he is, what "Klaus" means, and how he ended up there. While jumping spikes, hacking computers and avoiding danger, Klaus seamlessly interjects with key elements of his story, which develops naturally while you play.
4TH WALL BREAKING MOMENTSIn KLAUS, you’re not playing as the title character; rather, you’re his companion. Klaus acknowledges your presence and wonders aloud about his escape and how he found himself trapped in the first place. His personality can be volatile in vulnerable moments because Klaus has his own agenda. Oh, and Klaus might not always want to do what you want. After all, who wants to die due to someone else's mistakes?
K1, THE FRIENDLY BRUTEDuring your journey, a "friendly" guy called K1 might join you on your journey. K1 is a brawler, at least in part, and with his destructive prowess he’s able to smash obstacles and do Shoryukens without breaking a sweat. Klaus and K1 can be controlled separately or cooperately to solve puzzles, although sometimes they’ll be split apart. Each character, of course, has his own motives.
REMEMBER THE PASTThroughout the game Klaus will remember his past through interactive memories. Each memory is playable in a unique way with different mechanics than other sections of the game. Just like in real life, the dreamy worlds of the memories don’t follow the same rules of the rest of the game.
- 6 worlds, 34 levels, 100+ rooms, 3 Bosses.
- Critically-praised non interruptive narrative. The story unfolds while you play.
- Two playable characters with unique skill sets and cooperative gameplay.
- 4th wall breaking moments in gameplay and narrative.
- Hidden collectible levels add even more depth to an already emotional story.
- Speedrun mode unlockable after finishing the main story.
- 2 Endings.
Reviews“I can recall many times I involuntarily smiled as I saw what the level designers came up with. Those exhilarating moments of discovery and excitement – the moment you see the approach the designer took – are what will stick with me when I look back on my time with Klaus.”
8.25 – Game Informer
“Klaus is, in a word, brilliant. While it may not exactly win the hearts of those who don’t like the 2D platformer style, it’s an expertly-designed addition to the genre that creates a challenging experience without ever seeming insurmountable.”
9 – Twinfinite
“Few games manage to combine action and storytelling so seamlessly. Klaus is a great example that no matter what genre a title is in, a fantastic story can be told. La Cosa Entertainment has crafted a delightful experience here that manages to surprise the player with every new stage, and tests both your reflexes and wit.”
9 – We got this covered
Klaus is lost and alone. Who? Where? Why? He doesn't know anything. Only you can help him find the truth. Join Klaus and K1 - a friendly brute - as you explore this puzzle platform game, through a geometric kaleidoscopic world with high contrast and pop art.
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