The Indian Cab Driver scowls and lurches over the wheel while he utters another insult at the customer in the backseat. The game play in Karma Cab is a rhythm game not unlike Guitar-Hero except Karma Cab does not seem as linear. The object of the game is to make as much money as possible as the cab driver. The player decides whether one wants to be the bad ass cab driver or the nice do-gooder of Karma Cab.
The game is a reverse driving game. You look into the car instead of out the window. Whether you will make money today is decided through a conversation with your customer, which is represented as a rhythm game. The customer asks a question, you play the rhythm game to the sound of Indian Bollywood pop and after each round of the rhythm game you are rewarded by the fabulous words of Chanti Rami the Cab Driver.
Game director: Rickard Söderström
Game designer: Tim Nielsen
Project manager: Jørgen Krabbe
Lead visual designer: Simon B. Nielsen
Lead audio designer and composer: Thomas Jæger
Lead game programmer: Youjun Hu
Game programmer: Lilian Juma
Game programmer: Martin ‘The Schwartz’ Schwartz
Lead animator: Frederik Villumsen
Animator: Tobias Gundorff Boesen
Chanti Rama: Sami Darr