Tag： Raji： An Ancient Epic2021-06-29 09:13
Raji: An Ancient Epic is getting Hindi voiceovers. Nodding Heads co-founder Avichal Singh revealed this during a postmortem of the game at the Gamescom Asia India Games Market Bootcamp livestream.
“Hindi voiceover has been a big ask since launch and leading upto launch,” he says. “A lot of people have been asking why this isn’t in Hindi. We had to explain that it takes months because there’s a lot of audio in the game. For a team of our size, I think it took us eight to nine months to get the English audio to the quality it is. Now we are going to put Hindi voiceover.”
Singh did not give a release date for this addition though he did state later on in a Q&A session that Nodding Heads’ focus for 2021 is ongoing work on Raji. During the postmortem he also revealed that the game is on GOG for PC as well. What this means is, if you want to play it on PC, you aren’t restricted to Steam.
“We launched on GOG yesterday or day before,” he continued. “So people who are into DRM-free and all of that, we are now available on GOG.”
He also reiterated RTX support is coming to Raji, stating it’s looking “really beautiful” in early tests.
A PS4 demo is in the works too as in an imminent Japan launch. He also detailed some other updates to the game.
“We have a solid roadmap for this year,” he says. “Some of the things the community has asked of us this year like a Steam Points Shop, wallpapers on Wallpaper Engine which are looking really nice. We had a lot of asks for Discord server emojis. Those are the small things that are happening.”
Singh also noted that the team will fix the “biggest issues” plaguing the game with enhancements that will make their way to with an update.
It’s interesting to see Nodding Heads support a DRM-free release. When the game was originally on Kickstarter a few years back it was something the team was staunchly against.
“We spoke to a few developers [and] some of them said that the numbers on Kickstarter for DRM-free version [of games], their backers are in single digits,” Singh said in an interview with Gadgets 360 at the time. “Even though it seems like people are asking for it, we got not even more than ten messages asking for it. We were ok with taking that decision. It was scary because you don’t want to give your EXE to someone and we don’t know what’s going to happen. It might hurt you later is why we didn’t do it.”
During this month’s Indian Gaming Show and Conference Singh hinted that the next game from Nodding Heads will have an Indian mythology setting.
We want to create games on Indian mythology, lore and culture, and that’s by default appealing to the Indian gaming market and how we can treat them a little more special is what we’re looking for,” he said.
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