Yaga is an motion RPG the place you play as a one-handed blacksmith named Ivan, cursed with an excessive amount of unhealthy luckIvan and his fellow villagers are impressed by previous Slavic folks tales and folks beliefWe wished to carry you a slice of the worlds we have been aware of rising up in a rustic with Slavic influences
Now that Yaga is lastly obtainable on Xbox One, I assumed it could be attention-grabbing to share a bit about our predominant character and the inspiration for our recreation’s world.
Yaga is an motion RPG the place you play as a one-handed
blacksmith named Ivan, cursed with an excessive amount of unhealthy luck. The protagonist is
being softly shunned from the dominion by the Tzar who tries to ship him on a
idiot’s errand. This seems to be the beginning of Ivan’s greatest journey. You
will get to assist Ivan via a sequence of adventures whereas on the identical time
getting you to fulfill well-known Slavic villains and characters and many folks in
want of your serving to hand.
It is a key ingredient in providing you with the prospect to roleplay
your characters. As Ivan’s voice, you’ll be capable to make selections that lead him
to one in every of 4 totally different personalities: egocentric, righteous, aggressive or
silly. The narrative and gameplay get wrapped collectively when the alternatives you
make find yourself altering the way you expertise the sport and outline what sort of
upgrades you get, and what consequence you’ll be able to count on on the finish of the sport.
Proper from the beginning of the sport you’ll be taught that life was
not very sort to Ivan previous to your adventures. The village folks model him as
the unluckiest particular person they know, ever since he misplaced one in every of his arms in a combat
with an evil creature. Which doubles as a tragedy when you think about the very fact
that he’s a blacksmith.
Ivan and his fellow villagers are impressed by previous Slavic
folks tales and folks perception. Our predominant objective was permitting you to find the
legendary world that enriched peasant life and their quirky beliefs from 14th
century Slavic international locations. We tried to additionally embody the extra humorous sides of
that tradition as greatest we may. This stemmed from our perception that there’s a wealthy
and untapped quantity of nice Slavic tales that individuals within the West and different
components of the world are hardly ever being uncovered to. For us that’s a tragic reality and we
have been fortunate sufficient to have the ability to change that.
We wished to carry you a slice of the worlds we have been privy
to rising up in a rustic with Slavic influences. I can nonetheless bear in mind the
voices on the information my mother used to placed on after I was just a few years previous that
have been stuffed with tales about Baba Yaga and the beasts roaming the kingdoms of
the Crimson and Inexperienced Emperors. There’s a facet of these tales that we hardly ever
get to see lately. Within the extra well-liked Grimm fairy tales, there a sure
quantity of positivity and goodness that you just simply don’t see that a lot in Slavic
What we love concerning the former is that they’re stuffed with black humor and cynicism concerning life itself. The Slavic individuals are well-known for utilizing humor and self-deprecation as a type of escapism and it displays closely within the tales they share. Yaga is how we hope to provide the gamers a peek into that world.