Developers are from Cameroon
Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is an incredibly interesting game. It’s billed as an “African-fantasy action-RPG,” putting a lot of emphasis on combos and combat while also having a setting based on African mythology.
I played a build of the game a few months ago, and it’s difficult to explain what Aurion is specifically. The closest comparisons I can make are the very different games Dust: An Elysian Tail and Dusty Revenge, who all have a similar flow to their combat.
The game’s been in development for quite a while, and now with publisher Plug In Digital, the developer is asking for some help on Kickstarter. At the time of writing, the game has raised €22,571 of the €40,000 goal. With 12 days left and just over half raised, it’s anyone’s guess right now as to whether Aurion will get funded.
What makes Aurion even more interesting is who is developing it; Cameroonian studio Kiro’o Games claims it is the first development team based in Central Africa. It’ll be cool to see how an African studio makes a game that’s based on Africa, seeing as the last major game set there I can think of was Ubisoft’s Far Cry 2.
I personally really hope it does. Not very many games come out of Cameroon, or Africa as a whole, and the game itself looks fantastic. Hopefully, this team gets the push it needs to do well.
[Disclaimer: I have not backed the game on Kickstarter. However, I have interviewed the community manager at Kiro’o Games for another site back in April, before I joined Destructoid.]