Today a Chinese graduate team operating under “Project Kepler”, a special training program for Tencent Games’ graduates, announced that its debut folk music adventure game, Nishan Shaman, is coming to the App Store this July. Setting out to educate the world about Chinese culture, the team introduces a game based on the Manchu tribe folk tale featuring a traditional paper cutting art style with local Shamanistic music and a rich backstory embedded in cultural heritage and lore. Backed by NEXT Studio and Tencent Games to support innovative titles and minority cultures, Nishan Shaman has secured the Top1 recommended position on the pre-order list in China since the end of June.
Nishan Shaman is available for pre-order on the App Store.
“We wanted to shed some light on traditional Chinese mythology, which is relatively unknown in the gaming world,” said Steven Wu, Shenzhen department manager at NEXT Studio. “One member of the development team is a real Manchu person so this personal relation with the tribe’s mythology really helped create a meaningful adaptation of the Nishan Shaman epic poem to a mobile game that is both fun and informative.”