"So far it's a joy to behold, from the sunlit domes and turrets that disappear into its misty skylines to the nimble, flowing movements of Raji herself - a puny but tenacious figure in red, her braid whipping behind her as she slices away at tusked ogres and squat toad creatures with a glowing trident"
Raji: An Ancient Epic was one of
the most impressive games we saw at India's 2017 Nasscom Game Developer Conference, and now you can sample it for yourself. Developer Nodding Heads Games recently uploaded a free demo to Steam, which gives you a good feel for its combat and a great feel for its sumptuous music and environme
India-based developer Nodding Head Games has revealed a new gameplay trailer to accompany the launch of Raji: An Ancient Epic’s campaign on Square Enix Collective
Raji: An Ancient Epic is perhaps the first game we've seen that has felt so very distinctly Indian and we absolutely cannot wait for the game to release
'Raji: An Ancient Epic' by Nodding Heads Games is set to usher in fresh Indian flavours
Considering that Raji: An Ancient Epic has been in development by a team of just eight people over a period of 10 months, it has absolutely no right to look or play as brilliantly as it does. By far the best-looking and most polished game at the conference, it's an action game that channels God of War but with a distinctly Indian flavor.
“Every piece of the game is imbued with elements of Ancient Indian and Southeast Asian history. The developers actually traveled to Bali to gather inspiration from the demonic-looking Indonesian statues for the game's hand-painted art. They've also incorporated handcrafted Mandala puzzles, which play an important role in environmental storytelling and allow for breathing room between bouts of challenging combat
Players will have to fight foes drawn from myth, facing demons and creatures unique to Indian mythology. .
We have already talked about the growth of the indie Italian scene several times, but in this case we focus on a very different scene: the Indian one
It fills my heart with joy to see a game like this being made in a country like India, where developers still focus on developing mobile games, for the sake of swift revenue
It’s great to see a fantasy setting utterly devoid of orcs and goblins and knights. There’s a lot of interesting new ground to be covered in Indian myth and legend that hasn’t really been touched on in games.