Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan announced

Madiba Guillaume Olivier writes in to announce Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan, a side-scrolling action RPG based on African myth and lore.

The premise:

Enzo Kori-Odan, prince of the Zama city suffers a coup d’état conspired by his brother in law on his coronation and wedding day with Erine Evou. The royal couple is then exiled and decides to go round the world in a quest for support. They will specifically have to assemble Enzo’s warring legacy to retrieve their throne. Beyond retrieving their position, the fallen royal couple will particularly discover the geopolitical and existential dilemmas attached to their roles of King and Queen.

Aurion has been in development by Central African indie developer Kiro’o Games Studio for several years now. Despite a failed Indiegogo run last year, they’ve kept plugging away, and now have this lovely teaser trailer to show for it:

Rather than return to Indiegogo, it seems that Kiro’o Games have hit upon the unusual idea of letting gamers buy into their business as shareholders in order to fund development of the game. I am not entirely clear on the legalities of such a move, or on the availability of legal recourse for people who decide to become shareholders under such a scheme, so I can’t recommend actually doing it–but if you have money to burn and you’re willing to risk it in order to help finance Aurion, the option is there.

Aurion is planned for release on Windows in Spring 2015, with a possible Xbox 360 port.

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