Japanese gaming studio Pocket Pair designed and released the action-adventure, survival, and monster-taming game Palworld. A vast, open environment called “Pals” is home to animal-like animals that players must fight and capture in order to use them for base construction, movement, and combat.

The “Pals” can also be assigned to bases by players, in which case they will carry out chores for them automatically. Palworld can be played online with up to 32 players on a single server or alone. Announced in 2021, it debuted in January 2024 via early access on Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.