Posts Tagged ‘Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan’

Wot I Think – Aurion: Legacy Of The Kori-Odan

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 JRPG. It’s the first release by a small games studio in central Africa. It’s a long, winding, and philosophical story inspired by several cultures and genres and forms of media. But what ultimately matters is that it’s pretty damn fun.

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Cameroonian Devs Release Aurion: Legacy Of The Kori-Odan

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.

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Cameroonian Action-RPG Aurion Turns To Kickstarter

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 Aurion might be a lark too, inspired a bit by Namco’s Tales series. You can see for yourself, as it has a demo.

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African Adventures In Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan

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, tales, and values. The game’s looking pretty swish too.

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