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Historic Moments: Announcing the First Video Game From Central Africa

IGM is pleased to be among the first to announce the advent of Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan, the first video game being released by a video game developer in Central Africa.

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Kiro’o Games, the first game developer in the region, is based in Cameroon. The development team first gathered together African folklore and traditional stories into what they call the Kiro’o Tales. These in turn were used for the creation of Aurion, which they expect to release later this year for PC and Xbox 360 in both English and French.

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In Aurion, the player takes on the role of Enzo Kori-Odan, who “bears the weight of the legacy” of his family. The Kori-Odan are a royal lineage, and Enzo is the heir to the throne of Zama and the keeper of the clan’s spiritual legacy. But on the day he is set to wed Erine Evou and be crowned, his brother-in-law launches a coup d’etat. Enzo and his bride are exiled, and the prince and princess must set out on a worldwide quest to reunite Enzo’s distant warring clan and reclaim that which is rightfully theirs. They will explore lavishly colored scenes, uncovering hidden secrets and treasures, in the hopes of winning back their throne and enjoying a life of peace together.

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The developers hope that as they continue to produce quality media, “we can pave the way for an African culture which sublimates itself. We also offer a model of thinking to the world which could inspire the ‘globalization generation,’ for a future which focuses more on the best of the human being, in accordance with their spiritual and physical environment.”

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Keep watch on this extraordinary development in gaming history by following the developer’s FacebookTwitter, and/or Google Plus accounts. Investors take note – Kiro’o Games is also offering stock in their company for sale. Those interested in becoming shareholders in a rising game developer will want to look into the details.



Laura, to borrow a phrase from Metal Gear Solid 3, has one good eye and can still fire a gun. She refers to herself as a "video dame," and has been an avid gamer on various platforms since she first picked up a Pong controller over 30 years ago. She takes great delight in explaining different games to her husband.