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PentaQuest

KangaZoo

Explore Australia and Rescue Native Wildlife

An App Preview Frame of KangaZoo, a mobile simulation game developed by PentaQuest and Chaos Theory.
KangaZoo is a mobile simulation game that promotes the beauty and diversity of Australian wildlife.

You play as an Australian park ranger in training, your job is to explore the great outdoors to rescue injured native animals and discover local flora.

Rescue, rehabilitate and release animals to become a better ranger and gain access to national parks across Australia, unlocking a whole new world of native flora and fauna.

We were presented with

The Challenge

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) wanted to showcase Australia's unique biodiversity to young people from all over the world.

Their gamification partner, PentaQuest approached us to create a serious game to meet DFAT's objectives.

That became

The Solution

Learning through Exploration

KangaZoo offers a new way to learn about our Australian wildlife and it introduces real conservational efforts to a global audience.

Games are the largest and most popular form of entertainment in the media industry, this was an opportunity to use a widely popular platform to captivate new international players.

KangaZoo teaches players about real actions that lead to positive environmental and social change.
iPhone 12 Mockups featuring screenshots of KangaZoo gameplay. KangaZoo is a mobile simulation game developed by PentaQuest and Chaos Theory.
KangaZoo feature graphic including the player character assemble. KangaZoo is a mobile simulation game developed by PentaQuest and Chaos Theory.


Celebrate Heritage & Diversity

The client wanted KangaZoo to represent the diverse peoples of Australia. We were excited to design vibrant and relatable characters ranging in ability, racial background, age, and gender.

KangaZoo acknowledges the traditional owners of the land and their deep connection to the native flora and fauna, The client wanted to showcase this heritage to a wider international audience.

Promote Australian Education

KangaZoo highlights real environmental and zoological-focused research from Australian universities.

We used contextual surveys delivered by the in-game characters to engage with players who are interested in visiting or studying in Australia.

The client wanted to attract a new generation of international scientists that can help build a better future for Australia.
Photograph of young woman playing games on her mobile phone. KangaZoo is a mobile simulation game developed by PentaQuest and Chaos Theory.

Which led to

The Results

Best Serious Game Finalist 2020

Nominated for Best Serious Game at the Australian Game Developer Awards 2020
Australian Game Developer Awards (AGDAs) Finalist badge for Best Serious Games nominee 2020. KangaZoo is a mobile simulation game developed by PentaQuest and Chaos Theory.
Photograph of The Diplomatic Academy for DFAT

Launching on iOS and Android

Kanagazoo is set to launch January 2021. Keep an eye out for more updates!
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