If I had to describe Dujanah in a single word, it would be “different.” Everything from the game’s style to its method of storytelling looks like it will be artistic and unique. The game centers on a woman named Dujanah, seeking revenge in a fictional Islamic country occupied by a military force.
From what I’ve seen of Dujanah, it looks like it’s going to be one of the most unique looking games in years. Dujanah combines Claymation with other handcrafted objects, paintings, and photo-collage, and layers digital effects over it all. It makes the world look strange and disconnected from our reality while keeping a recognizably realistic quality. Many scenes are inspired by Islamic artwork.
Dujanah will take place in a fictional Islamic country, an unusual setting for a game. There aren’t many games taking place in the Middle East. The only ones that come to mind are Assassin’s Creed and Spec Ops: The Line. But where the game place isn’t all there is to the setting. In the game fantasy and technology intertwine into a world that toes the line between magic and realism. This setting should provide a good vehicle for the game’s non-linear story which, according to the developer, draws heavily on philosophical as well as political tribulations.
Dujanah still has a long way to go towards getting funded. It still has nearly a full month to go, but needs to raise £6,000, aka $8,549. However with over a thousand dollars contributed so far, it’s off to a promising start.
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