Assemble Entertainment and German independent game developer Grimbart Tales released their 2.5D Mesoamerican-inspired platformer, ITORAH, on PC. Full of rich hand-painted visuals, the exotic lands of Nahucan come to life in this story of a doomed world.
As the last human lost in a strange world, Itorah and her snarky weapon sidekick, Koda, travel through these exotic lands. Filled with masked beings and enemies the world also faces threat from a mysterious plague bent on consuming everything. Sacrifice, loss, and the journey towards redemption are at the heart of this tragic tale.
Gameplay utilizes a blended mix of platforming and action-adventure in a streamlined Metroidvania experience. With crisp controls there are over 200 animations to bring the protagonist’s range of abilities to life. When a player isn’t hacking and slashing their way across the lands, they are using their jumping and dodging skills to conquer progressively more difficult puzzles and platforming areas.
The unique lands of Nahucan invoke an urge to travel and see the world with its ancient Mesomaerican-inspired landscapes. Using compelling cutscenes a mature story unfolds and giving players a sense of the epic magnitude of the worldbuilding behind ITORAH.
Rarely do games give a spotlight to indigenous cultures and stories, and ITORAH tells a bittersweet story through hand-painted art, inspired by Mesoamerican culture. We’re proud and thrilled to release ITORAH with Grimbart Tales today, a studio devout in its passion to create amazing games; that’s what Assemble Entertainment is all about!Stefan Marcinek, CEO and founder of Assemble Entertainment
ITORAH is available on Windows PC through Humble Bundle, GOG, and Steam for $19.99 USD. A Save the World ITORAH bundle is available for $29.99 USD that includes the official soundtrack and an artbook. This special edition bundle will also have 10% of the proceeds donated to Survival International, a charity supporting indigenous people worldwide. A 15% off launch discount runs until April 4, 2022.
Assemble Entertainment (@AssembleTeam Twitter) is an independent game developer and publisher based in Wiesbaden, Germany. The company is also the organizer of GermanDevDays a conference that allows game developers, industry experts, students, and visitors a framework to get to know each other and make connections.
Grimbart Tales (@GrimbartTales Twitter) is an independent game development studio based in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Founded in 2018, the developer aims to cherish wonderful memories and create games like the ones that thrilled the them in their childhoods. Currently the studio is focusing on delivering high quality art combined with classic platforming gameplay in their first project ITORAH.
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