No myth-takes in this adventure
It’s been a long time since Kratos schooled us on Greek mythology by ripping his way through the gods. It’s amazing what sticks in your brain after brawling with Titans. With less O negative but more legends than you can shake a divine fingernail at, gorgeous action adventure Mulaka is all about the incredible myths of the Tarahumara, an indigenous community of Mexico. “The Tarahumara have been around since way before the colonisation period and have survived through the years, some of them adapting to our cities while others staying in their settlements in the mountain area called the Sierra Tarahumara after them,” explains Adolfo Aguirre from Mexican dev team Lienzo. “Our game tells a legend of the destruction of the world. The Tarahumara people believe in cyclical destruction and creation. The gods have judged that there is too much corruption and foulness in the world, so they’re set to destroy it so that new life can be reborn. It’s your duty as a Tarahumara Sukurúame, the closest equivalent to a shaman, a young hero named Mulaka, to rally the demi-gods and convince the deities that mankind is worth preserving.”
Combining real locations and not-so-real creatures, Mulaka is based on research into Tarahumara mythology. Mulaka himself turns into birds and even bears as he quests across the bright world. “This game is about a lore of a group of people, about the best stories they have to tell and about their fantastical beasts and creatures,” says Aguirre. “The Tarahumara people have some of the greatest myths we’ve ever heard and they fit the format of an action game perfectly. As you progress, you’ll learn different divine transformations that open new paths for exploration and new ways to reach different areas. Essentially, you’re transforming into the demi-gods that you’ll be meeting in your quest.” It’s definitely time to save the world again.
The art style is inspired by Tarahumara art and paintings as well as the bright colours of Wind Waker, Okami, and Grow Home
Format Switch, PS4, XO, PC Dev Lienzo ETA Spring 2018 Web http://bit.ly/gmmulaka