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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

George Orwell, Animal Farm


Save Koch, a game by Russian studio Wooden Monkeys, now has a Steam page:

Save Koch is a narrative detective story which unravels in the distant future. In New Kandinsky City, all sorts live side by side: people, anthropomorphic animals, and even sentient mold. But this world's balance is fragile, and the power of the local crime syndicate - headed by kingpin Jeffrey Koch - begins to falter. A greedy Mastermind is trying to seize his power, and they’ve sent a Mole deep into Koch’s illicit operations.


You are Koch.

And you only have six days to identify the Mastermind before you’re taken out of business.



Those six days won’t be easy. Walking in Koch’s shoes is quite a challenge. Not only is Koch a powerful cartel leader, he’s a real pig. Quite literally, a pig from his snout to his trotters.


But you’ll have a crowd of associates at your service, each one with a personality and unique abilities of their own. Send them on assignments, torture witnesses, bribe civil servants and get information by any means.


Carefully analyze the events that take place in your city. Are they connected? Find clues and track down the Mastermind!

The gameplay of Save Koch is similar to a boardgame, where the Mastermind and the Mole are different people each time you play. You’ll need a different investigation strategy each time, as the actions they take will depend on their specific personalities and abilities.


Your decisions matter.

Your actions have consequences.

And most importantly, you only have six days to thwart the conspiracy.

Not to mention, save your life.



Save Koch will be released on Steam in March 2019. Find out more here:



Save Koch is Wooden Monkeys’ first project. It is a narrative detective story about a mafia kingpin whose empire is compromised by an unidentified villain.


The story unravels in the noir city of New Kandinsky - a place inhabited by humans, anthropomorphic animals, and other intelligent species.


The player is a mafia kingpin. Their goal is to expose a conspiracy within a limited time, using the unique abilities of their chosen associates to gather and analyze information.


Game features:

●    Unique visual style and sci-fi atmosphere.

●    A noir detective story, unraveling in a city in the distant future.

●    A full-fledged investigation within a very limited time frame. When the clock strikes, your character will die! There's no time to waste.

●    High replay value. The end of your first session is only the beginning.

●    Your actions influence the whole game. Decisions cannot be undone, for all decisions have consequences.

●    A crowd of trusty goons, crooks and associates, each with unique skills and abilities. Choose one to fit your strategy!