Save the World: The (mis)Adventures of Luis and Joana is Muramasa Games’ cute dungeon crawler featuring Sisig and Zombies
Want to save the world? Have some Sisig!
Philippine-based indie development studio Muramasa Games shows off new improvements to their working title Save the World: The (mis)Adventures of Luis and Joana. Showcased back at ESGS 2016, the game uses proceduraly generated dungeons, simple controls mixed with hack-and-slash gameplay and bright colors.
The story is pretty simple, you either play as protagonists Luis or Joana as you try to save your school and the rest of the world from the hellish creatures that somehow spawned and as well as take on your rival Reginald Aristotle Von Ayala-Sy. The gameplay is really simple, you use a few keyboard buttons to move, and your mouse to aim, attack and defend and your only goal is to get through a dungeon, defeat whatever monster comes in your way, fight the oversized boss and get to the next level.
While honestly not everyone may appreciate this colorful little indie title, Save the World’s novelty relies on how it somehow parodies the Pinoy teleserye fantasy such as the geek and the muse being lovers and a rich bully rival who wants to take the girl for himself regardless of any means. References to real world academic rivalries are also present, albeit, again, it is highly likely that Filipinos will only get what the Athena University and St. Ellsalla rivalry means in real life (need a hint? Blue and Green). And oh, you also get health drops in the game through the form of the famous Sisig, a dish made from parts of Pig head and liver seasoned with calamondin, peppers, a bit of mayo and topped with a fried egg.
Save the World: The (mis)Adventures of Luis and Joana is currently under development by Muramasa Games and is slated for the PC platform with an Alpha build announced for release in the coming weeks.