Press kit of Aurion

Fighting-Gameplay-Trailer (Sept-2015)

Aurion fighting Gameplay trailer, September 2015

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Fact Sheet

Official cover of the game. It has been updated after the partnership signed with Plug-In-Digital, our publisher.
  • Name of the game: Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan
  • Game Type: A-RPG (Action Role Playing Game), Fantasy
  • Developer: Kiro’o Games Studio, based in Yaoundé (Cameroon)
  • Publisher: Plug-In-Digital Label
  • Genre: Kiro'o Tales
  • Platform: PC (Windows XP, 7, 8) on Steam
  • Languages: English & French
  • Release Date: 2016
  • Players: One (01)
  • Game/functionalities online: Trophies and World Ranking

Description

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is a 2D African Fantasy Action-RPG which seeks to innovate in this genre. The dynamic gameplay partly inspired by the old school "Tales of" series, focuses on 2D real-time combat sequences while the narration and its environment both draw deeply from African culture, myths and lores.

In the game, you will take the role of Enzo Kori-Odan, the Prince of Zama who suffers a coup d'état from his brother in-law on the day of his coronation and marriage with Erine Evou. Through thrilling execution, combo-heavy action sequences, Erine and Enzo will redefine their bond, rescue the land from its villains, and restore their legacy. Luckily, Enzo can call on the Aurion, a powerful collective energy channelled from ancestors that can unlock devastating fighting abilities and combos to help him beat his foes.

A rich universe color, a game with twists; a game full of existential values ​​and action waiting for you.

Some Non Playable Characters (NPC) and "Umoja" (crafts) of the game.

Functionalities

A residential city of Isao, one of the game six tribes.

Aurion's gameplay combines African legends and lore with fast-paced real-time combat. In the exploration phase (see image above), the game unfolds in horizontal scrolling but with a vertical freedom of movements (just as in the former Beat them all). Therefore you will be able to: walk, run, jump, climb, feed your characters according to their feeding preferences in order to make them develop their speed, etc.

In combat (view some images below at the paragraph title "screenshots"):

  • Gather your legacy, unlock devastating strikes to combo with, and mix aurions to create new ones.
  • Confront enemies as Enzo, with Erine’s assistance and make the best out of the couple in combat.
  • Join a spiritual quest that takes our heroes to journey across a wonderful world of African fantasy.
  • Powerful duels with fascinating and immersive dialogues, etc.

Videos

Aurion, 12 years of passion and dreams

Video showing how the game development evolved since 2003
Video "making of" of the studio

Watch more videos about the game and the project on our Youtube's channel.

Screenshots

These images represent the recent screenshots of the game still in development.

Title screen, Erine and Enzo looking forward...
The Shaka's wrath is a destructive blow.
Enzo is fighting against Fourmi Manyang, one of the several enemies that you will face in the game.

Artworks

Some illustrating artworks:

Key art of Enzo Kori-Odan.
Kulou, an enemy in the game. "Kulou" means Turtoise in some Cameroonian languages (Bulu, Ewondo, etc.)
Eniki Souleyris, a griot and ally of the heroes during the adventure.

Logos

Some illustrating logos of the studio and the game.

Game's logo.
Studio's logo.

You can download more screenshots, artworks and logos here.

Story of the studio

Kiro'o Games starts to develop Aurion in December 2013. The Team is composed of about twenty young all locally trained and who are determined to achieve their passion.

A Team's fresco which has been drawed after the success of our campaign on Steam Greenlight.

We are accompanied by volunteers consultants and are motivated by a strong desire to contribute to the development of the video game sector, especially in Africa. Through our game AURION: Legacy of Kori-Odan we create a new playful genre, "Kiro'o Tales" and hope it can give a greatest value to the growth of the video game industry in the world.

We invite you for more information about Aurion to follow one of these links:

Aurionically yours!

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CNN

Cameroon's first ever video games, Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan, features an African hero, and is part of a growing video games industry across Africa.

Heenali PATEL

CNN, Journalist

The Guardian

Kiro’o, and the ascendent African game industry as a whole, is an important part of a blooming tech startup culture, driven by young people.

Yates KIERAN

The Guardian, Journalist

Kotaku

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan, A Video Game that transports players to a different kind of Africa.

Evan NARCISSE

KOTAKU, Videogames Writer

Polygon

Aurion design and feel are unmistakably fresh, offering a bold color palette and interesting unit designs.

Colin CAMPBELL

POLYGON, Video Game Reporter

Siliconera

Aurion is a fast-paced brawler that gives you access to loads of fantastical combos with which you defeat your enemies.

Chris PRIESTMAN

SILICONERA, News Editor

Joel Couture

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan has deep, intricate combat for a game whose story focuses on togetherness and community.

Joel COUTURE

Indiegames.Com, Author & Editor

Destructoid

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is an incredibly interesting game...The closest comparisons I can make are the very different games Dust: An Elysian Tail and Dusty Revenge, who all have a similar flow to their combat.

Joe PARLOCK

DESTRUCTOID, Videogames Writer

Rock Paper Shotgun

As with Never Alone, it’s great to have more games teaching about unfamiliar cultures.

Alice O'CONNOR

ROCKPAPERSHOTGUN, News Editor

Le Monde.fr

Aurion, future étoile du jeu vidéo africain ?

LeMonde.fr

PLAYTIME, le blog de la culture jeux vidéo

Multimedia

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