This Exciting Afrofuturist Role-Playing Game Is Revolutionizing the Video Game Industry in Africa & Beyond

Cameroon's Kiro'o Studio's 'Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan' presents a "symbolic story of Africa."

One of Africa’s first role-playing games Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is here. In fact, it’s been available for for download on the American platform STEAM since April 14. However, many gamers—especially African and Black American ones who disproportionately log longer gaming times, but lack representation onscreen and off—don't even know the fantasy video game is out yet. This speaks to the distribution challenge that developers of African and African descent, who make up only three percent of a ever-growing $101 billion video gaming industry (Pokémon Go, anyone?), have in reaching their target consumer market, while simultaneously internationalizing their product to appeal to a mass audience.

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