It’s been several months since Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan arrived on Steam, and thus became one of the first games ever to cover African culture. Prophecies, temples, elves and dwarves, the staples of conventional RPG’s, are done away with in favour of themes like cooperation and respect, and the stories of Cameroon’s Bamileke tribe.
When Enzo, prince of Zama suddenly becomes the victim of a coup d’état orchestrated by his brother-in-law, Enzo and wife-to-be Erine are thrown into exile. Together, the royal couple journey across Planet Auriona engaging in dangerous duels and strategic real time battles in order to reclaim the throne.
Developer Kiro’o Games often went through periods without electricity in order make Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan what it is today. After a thirteen year odyssey, CEO of Kiro’o Games Guillaume Olivier Madiba wants players to be able to play the game and learn about the current state of Africa, and what mankind is doing there:
“We want to build a bridge between the gaming industry and Africa…We hope our game will show that there is diversity, but you will have white people in our games, too, and yellow and even blue ones. What’s most important is the message: Being African isn’t based on your color; it’s based on your philosophy. It’s how you see the world and what you want to share.”
Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is out now on Steam for $14.99 USD.