- Raji An Ancient Epic is an action-adventure game, made in India.
- The story ages back in ancient India and is inspired by Hindu mythology.
- Raji is the first game from the indie studio Nodding Head Games.
Storyline of Raji An Ancient Epic
The story of the game takes place when the demons attack the gods seeking revenge for their defeat thousands of years ago. Raji, the protagonist of the game, is a young girl. And Mahabalasura, the demon king, is the villain. During the thousands of years of peace, the human race has become weak and powerless while the demons have been getting stronger.
Raji: An Ancient Epic is a beautiful, heartfelt sibling story amidst this chaotic war.
Now, the demon king Mahabalasura has waged war against the Gods and the whole humankind. He wants to invade the whole of humans. And the gods have chosen Raji as the sole defender of the human race. She wields weapons and powers of the gods that are yet to awaken from within. But in one of the battles, she becomes powerless and the demons knock her unconscious. Raji wakes up days later, only to find her brother abducted by Mahabalasura. She has now set on a quest to get her brother back, to defeat Mahabalasura, and to save the human race. Will she succeed in her mission? Well, you need to play the game to know the answer.
Raji: An Ancient Epic Review
The game has an appealing graphics from ancient India. Gigantic medieval forts are an inspiration behind the levels, featuring tightly packed arenas, secret locations, and breathtaking views. The combat of the game offers a mix of fluidity in movement and attacks against the powerful and mystical enemies. Raji has environment puzzles that provide for a challenge and environment storytelling. It represents the myths, the stories, and the culture of India. The game is beautifully done and we can't wait to play the full version.
Raji looks to be a beautiful game, but there is violence to be done and she's going to do it. She can choose from the powers of multiple gods, each with its own unique weaponry.PC Gamer
The combination of dashes and attacks, alongside uniquely predictable enemy behavior, made combat acutely responsive. It was easy to jump in and a joy to watch.Variety
Download Raji An Ancient Epic Demo and Release Date
The Indian AAA game Raji An Ancient Epic is set to be released on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in the third quarter of 2020, i.e. around November 2020. However, you can download and play the game's demo from here.
Story of Nodding Head Games: The hardships
Nodding Head Games was born out of six passionate developers from Pune when Avichal, one of the founders, visited Rajasthan some years earlier and was immediately awestruck by its cultural diversity and medieval architecture; he naturally gravitated to its timeless beauty. Whilst on his travels, it occurred to him that this would be a wonderful setting for a video game.
The beginning of the studio was very tough as the Kickstarter campaign failed back in 2017. The devs kept the project going with their personal savings. Unfortunately, Shruti Ghosh, one of the founders, had to sell her flat to keep the project on. The devs were literally on their last rupees. The project was about to be shut. Even the founders had already started looking for jobs and were planning about when to tell the rest of the team. But then something happened...
To sustain at that time I sold my apartment to sustain the team.Shruti Ghosh, In an interview with The Mako Reactor
One morning, Ms. Ghosh woke-up and checked her mail. And she found something which has changed the fate of Nodding Head Games. She had a mail from Unreal Engine which said that the studio had won an Unreal Engine Dev Grant. The grant is an initiative by Epic Games for promising devs. The grant money can be anything between $5,000 to $500,000. "A few days before the grant arrived we discussed when to tell the rest of the team to search for jobs, we were actually looking for jobs as well as we still had bills to pay", recalls Ghosh.
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The game is a good one. The studio's story is awe-inspiring. We can't wait to play the game. Just one word, "beautiful"!