Learn More About Tarahumara Mythology in “Behind Mulaka” Chapter 2

Get to know more about the inspiration behind Mulaka

Behind Mulaka Chapter 2

Developer Lienzo has officially released today Chapter 2 of “Behind Mulaka” — a documentary covering the inspiration behind their upcoming game Mulaka.

Titled “The Mythological Creatures”, the second chapter of this documentary shines a spotlights on the myths and legends of the Tarahumara culture. Many creatures and deities in Mulaka — such as the gargantuan vegetation god Ganóm and the mantis-like race known as the Seeló — were created directly from stories which the Tarahumara have passed down for many generations.

“Mechanically and story-wise, the game draws heavily from the mythological aspects of the Tarahuma culture, the vast and rich lore that expands on both the mundane and the grand, from the smallest insect to the cosmic hierarchy of the sun, moon, dusk, and dawn,” said Lienzo’s Guillermo Vizcaino.

“For us, it was very important that this was a project about the Tarahumara people with as much involvement as we could possibly get from them. Mulaka is a celebration of all their glory and we couldn’t have done it without them,” continued Lienzo’s Adolfo Aguirre.

Set within Mexico’s iconic Sierra Tarahumara, Mulaka is an action-adventure game, inspired greatly by the culture of the Tarahumara people, in which players will embark on a magical journey as they attempt to fight back the foulness corrupting the land. Along the way, players will harness and make use of the fabled Tarahumara running prowess, learn to embody the transformational powers of the demigods, and will be able to view the world from an indigenous perspective not often found within video games.

Mulaka is slated to release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC sometime in early 2018. What are Mulaka so far? Have you enjoyed learning about the Tarahumara? Let us know in the comments below!



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