It has been four years since I wrote about Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan, a 2D fighting game that fused JRPG/anime with pan-African fantasy.I've played thousands of games since then, and nothing quite like it.
Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan
2 months ago
4 years ago
Like most of you (be honest), I know almost nothing about Cameroon. I also know precious little about communing with ancestral spirits, launching fireballs, or punching dudes in the face. How fortunate, then, that Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan exists.Released in April this year following a successful Kickstarter by Kiro'o Games, Aurion is many things. It's a fusion of a side-scrolling beat'em up with a…
Cameroonian studio Kiro'o Games have released Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan [official site], a side-scrolling action-RPG inspired by African myths and culture. It's also about duffing folks up with flashy combos, zipping all over the place and giving them good hard whacks - it's looking strong on the action side of action-RPG, a bit of a beat 'em up in the 'Tales Of' style.
5 years ago
I don't hear much about games coming out of... well, half the globe, so hearing about Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan [official site] last year was interesting to me. Cameroonian team Kiro'o Games have now turned to Kickstarter to crowdfund the action-RPG drawn from their culture and myths. As with Never Alone, it's great to have more games teaching about unfamiliar cultures. It looks like…
6 years ago
Isn't it splendid when games can teach you about a culture? We've been cooing at the Alaskan Iñupiaq's tales in Never Alone, and here comes something entirely different. Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is an action-RPG made by Cameroonian developers Kiro'o Games Studio, who are positioning it within a movement they call Kiro'o Tales. They want to unify and transmit African culture by combining myths,…