Cameroon-based developers successfully kickstart their African-themed RPG


Africa is vastly underutilized in gaming. Perhaps the most notable example of a game set in Africa is 2008’s Far Cry 2, but it was firmly grounded in the harshest realities facing the continent despite being set in a fictitious country. There’s a vast wealth of African culture and mythology into which games can still tap, and for the last few years a Cameroon-based game development studio has been incorporating some of those very themes in their upcoming title Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan.

It tells the story of an African king and queen out to dispose of a regicidal upstart threatening their kingdom. It has a distinctly “Dragon Ball Z in Africa” vibe to it and looks to be rather epic.

Though the title has been in development on-and-off for the past decade, it was recently able to secure funding via a successful Kickstarter campaign. It now has a Steam page and is set for a release in the first quarter of 2016. Have a peep at the trailer below.