Bangalore based developer, Holy Cow Productions, is taking players on a puzzle-based story with the Steam release of Mystic Pillars. Based in the southern part of Ancient India the game features vibrant 2D artwork.
With 100 logical puzzles spread across a narrative story players follow a mysterious traveler roaming the land. A drought has affected the Kingdom of Zampi for years bringing the kingdom to its knees. More and more of the story is revealed as a player progresses by meeting the interesting people of Zampi and uncovering the events that transpired while exposing players to some of the rich culture and tradition from southern India.
The game is a re-imagining of the traditional Indian board game Ali Guli Mane or Chenne Mane in Kannada. This game is similar to Mancala which is known across the world. Puzzles in the game are simple and logical. As a player solves them and progresses the story they become increasingly more complex with players having to shift numbers across the pillars to match the correct solution.
For the game’s release over 20 different languages are supported. Animated cutscenes include voice overs in English and Kannada which is the local language in Bangalore, India.
Mystic Pillars is set for a March 4, 2020 launch date on Steam. The price for PC players will be $6.99 USD. The game is also available on iOS at the Apple App Store for $3.99 USD and is coming soon to the Google Play Store for Android users. For more information about Mystic Pillars visit the game’s page on the developer’s website here.
Holy Cow Productions (@HolyCowGames Twitter) is a small team of passionate game developers. Founded in 2014 and based in Bangalore, India, the team focuses on creating quality games for PC, consoles, and mobile devices. Mystic Pillars is the studio’s latest release and was developed with the Unity engine.