Raji: An Ancient Epic Trailer and Kickstarter

Posted on 06 Dec 2017

We’ll be honest – this is the first we’ve heard of Raji: An Ancient Epic which is a little surprising because it’s been on Kickstarter for a while now, infact at the time of writing there’s only 6 days left on their campaign and they’re a long way from their goal. What caught our attention is the wonderful Indian art and architecture on display; Raji is set in ancient India and you’ll play as the titular girl who is chosen by the gods to defeat a demonic invasion of the human realm. There’s something about finding her brother and emotional attachment too but between environmental puzzles and smashing demons we’re not sure we’ll have time to help him out.

The game’s set for release sometime in 2019 if the Kickstarter is successful but there’s already a demo available via Steam if you fancy giving it a go.

Official Press Release

Raji – An Ancient Epic – it’s an action adventure set in ancient India. Raji: An Ancient Epic takes you through an intense and emotional story of Raji, who is determined to find her brother and bring peace to the human realm. The story of Raji: An Ancient Epic is a witness of how Raji evolves through the atrocities of war and the loss of loved ones. She takes upon herself to find an end to this reckless war, which can only happen if she manages to break down the might and the stratagem devised by the great lord of demons, Mahabalasura.

“The inspiration for our art-style is from Hindu and Balinese mythology which blends gracefully to the characters design, granting a varied palette of color and style to choose from. Every environment in the game is treated as an ancient Indian painting helping to portray the story of Raji, in exquisite detail.” – Shruti Ghosh, Founder and Game Artist

Watch the official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbAlRzvfBRw

Key Features

  • Breathtaking Hand Painted Environment
  • Unique Character Artstyle: Reflecting Southeast Asia in an Indian game
  • Gritty and Fluid Combat: Choose your weapons and gods
  • Through the Ranks Of The Enemy: The bad and the ugly
  • Explore Ancient Forts and Solve Environment Puzzles
  • Myths and Culture: Inspired by Hindu and Bali Mythology

The Gameplay

The gameplay is a blend of fluid combat and intriguing environmental puzzles. The combat is focused on blending t the fluidity of movement and attacks of the player character against the mystical and powerful enemies you encounter. While the combat can make one feel a demigod residing in Raji, the vulnerable human side is never too far. The focus of the gameplay is as follows:

  • Choose your Gods to favor you, each one of them provides you with striking abilities for various weapons, allowing you to fight against all odds.
  • Customize the various abilities for each of the weapons, allowing you to fight with competence
  • Fight against a variety of enemies, including mini bosses and epic boss battles. Every fight is more challenging than the previous.
  • Explore the levels to discover intriguing locations and exciting puzzles.
  • Quick switch between two weapons, allowing you to maneuver your tactics and approach to best your opponent.

Combat & Enemies

The combat of the game offers a mix of fluidity in movement and attacks going against powerful and mystical enemies. The combat is empowering, making one feel like a demigod, but beware, her vulnerability as a human is never far away. The game offers you choices from various weapons as well as god powers gifted to Raji allowing for diversity and letting the player explore their own style of gameplay. Raji will also come across several demon types and subtypes, including mini bosses and epic boss battles.

All the demons in the game have their ranks among the army. While Raji can come across a demon from a specific race who gripped a stone mace, she might meet the same demon type later with full fledged armor and advanced weaponry. Not only that, one will come across well equipped demons, several subtypes with varying abilities and mini bosses that can be found lurking in the game.

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