Developed by Cameroon- grounded Kiro’o Games, Aurion Legacy of the Kori-Odan is a beautiful fantasy RPG that pays homage to African tradition and explores the meaning of life and one’s own heritage. Since its release in 2016, the game has entered both critical and addict sun, and has indeed been turned into a ridiculous book series. Prime Gaming is agitated to add Aurion to its library of free games for this month. We spoke with Kiro’o Games Author and CEO Olivier Madiba to learn further about Aurion.
Growing up in Cameroon, videotape games were originally just a hobbyhorse for Olivier, and he recalls being a addict of some early 3D classics. “ Some of my favorite games were Final Fantasy 7 and Metal Gear Solid,” he said, “ in large part due to their stories and compelling characters.”
Like a lot of longtime gamers, Olivier always pictured of a career in the gaming assiduity, but noway allowed it would be in Africa. “ I firstly wanted to learn how to do IT rendering, make a great amateur game, be noticed by Ubisoft and get a job in France,” he said, but that soon changed as he began to realize he could combine his passion for rendering and gaming into a feasible job from his native mainland, thanks to the Internet and the rise of indie development. He knew he wanted to produce a game that celebrated the rich culture and myth of Africa, and he began that trip after council by launching Kiro’o Games.
Olivier and his platoon began working on the story and gameplay mechanics of what would ultimately come Aurion, an action RPG telling the story of Prince Enzo Kori-Odan, who becomes the victim of a achievement d’état and must go on a trip with his woman to find abettors and recapture his throne. Olivier explains that a big part of African culture is to find one’s inner purpose or path in life, and he and his platoon created this game for those who enjoy chancing their place in life.
The platoon constructed an equity crowdfunding process to raise plutocrat from 98 investors around the world from 2013 to 2015 to make the first professional figure of the game, but the game demanded further backing to be finished. Olivier and his platoon knew they would need fresh fiscal backing to help their game reach the development finish line, and turned to Kickstarter for support. Significant online buzz from gamers each around the world helped the platoon earn full backing for the design within a month.
Their sweats paid off. A many months after the Kickstarter wrapped, Aurion was released for PC and snappily came an indie darling. The game’s unique story and fresh gameplay mechanics were praised, garnering an enthusiastic addict base. Olivier and his platoon have entered tons of letters from suckers thanking them for telling a story like this. “ One of the stylish responses I entered,” Olivier said, “ was actually from a player who said the game made him consider his purpose in life, much like the character of Prince Enzo.”
This outpour of support from suckers has indeed given Olivier and the development platoon the capability to expand the Aurion macrocosm across a series of comics, now available on Amazon. The comics claw further into the rich lore of the game and point stunning artwork that brings the game’s characters and surroundings to life.
Prime members, be sure to claim Aurion Legacy of the Kori-Odan by visitinggaming.amazon.com this month! For the rearmost updates on Kiro’o Games, follow the plant on Twitter and Facebook.