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sheba: a new dawn action rpg metroidvania game launches on linux mac windows pc

Sheba: A New Dawn action RPG metroidvania game launches on Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. Thanks to the skilled Kashkool Games team for their incredible work. Available now on Steam.

Kashkool is a studio right out of Abu Dhabi, is dropping their first big title, Sheba: A New Dawn, and it’s shaping up to be a serious splash. It’s not just any release; it’s also one of the first indie hits from Abu Dhabi that’s catching eyes internationally. In particular, on Steam. This is huge for the MENA games market, showing off its growing potential and talent.

Now, let’s dive into what Sheba: A New Dawn is all about. You play as Enar, just your regular shepherd, chilling in your usual routine. But then your life gets turned upside down when you bump into Mirah, a Jinn who’s making a break for it. What follows is an epic adventure, full of legendary creatures and mysteries from ancient times. You’re not just playing on Linux here; you’re also unraveling a deep story, figuring out your destiny along the way.

The minds behind this are the Almansoori brothers – Omran, Haroon, and Edrees. These guys grew up glued to their family computer, eventually making their own challenges for each other. Taking it to the next level, they launched Kashkool, but it wasn’t a walk in the park. They had to learn development from scratch in a place with no real roadmap for it.

Sheba: A New Dawn – Launch Trailer

What’s really inspiring is their motivation. Omran Almansoori, the co-founder and CEO of Kashkool, talks about growing up without seeing their own culture and stories in games. They’re due to change that, bringing the Middle East’s rich heritage and tales to the global stage. And they’re not just talking; they’re making it happen with Sheba: A New Dawn.

Let’s break down what you can expect in this title. It’s a classic action RPG metroidvania, loaded with areas begging to be explored. Combat offers over 45 combo skills, elemental finishers, and a customizable fighting style. There’s also strategy involved too, with over 67 different creatures and bosses. Since each brings their own fight style and rewards. Puzzles, power-ups, and abilities are sprinkled throughout, keeping things fresh.

An authentic Arabic setting and storyline, something you don’t see every day.

Mark your calendars: Sheba: A New Dawn launches action RPG metroidvania today. It’s hitting Steam for $18.99 USD / £14.79 / 15.99€. This isn’t just another release; it’s a milestone for indie gaming and a testament to the talents brewing in the Middle East. Available on Linux, Mac, and Windows PC.

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