This past year, independent programmer Lienzo unveiled Mulaka, an action-adventure game with a narrative and atmosphere deeply rooted in history, mythology, and culture of those Tarahumara individuals, who are native to Northern Mexico. It definitely piqued my interest, but it hadn’t yet got a firm release date, only a vague “ancient 2018” release window. That changed today though, as Lienzo has revealed when the game will soon be hitting PC, PS4, Xbox One, along with Nintendo Switch.
Even the PC and PS4 versions of Mulaka is going to likely be the first to launch, coming from February 27. The Nintendo Switch version of the game comes next on March 1, with the Xbox One port rounding things out when it releases March 2. The game is currently readily available to pre-order programs, with some of its profits going to an NGO that supports both the Tarahumara’s area. These NGO contributions will also continue once Mulaka was published on all platforms.
For people who want to find out more about this Tarahumara culture, Lienzo has published a series of movies which go into detail about the culture, its people, and its own mythology. It’s certainly an intriguing watch for all those who enjoy history, particularly as it is a aspect of Mexican civilization which isn’t composed often in mainstream media or education.
In accordance with Lienzo, all of their study wound up spawning a game that includes barbarous lien battle, a low-poly yet vibrant art style, the capacity to become some demigod, and enemies according to mythical animals that aren’t that well known. That having been said, Lienzo considers that the entire game a real representation of those indigenous men and women, and will instruct people on a topic they probably don’t know about.
You can see the preview that shows the game’s release date below.