Mictlan is an action-adventure third-person game set in the 15th century during the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Learn how to use weapons, conjure magic, pray the ancient Mesoamerican Gods in order to survive the journey across Mictlan, the Valley of the Death.
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About This Game

You will embark on a challenging and dangerous journey, exploring a vast fantasy open world: from thick jungles and lush forests to the dark, mythical underworld of Mictlan, the Valley of Death, in an epic quest to unleash the power of the Gods.

AN ANCIENT WORLD TO EXPLORE


Mictlan is set in a fantasy world heavily inspired by pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures, customs, and myths. You will find yourself immersed in a wide, varied and dark open world, exploring detailed locations with great visual and narrative depth, experiencing a culturally rich atmosphere that belongs to an irretrievable past.

FIGHT AND SURVIVE


Master the fight and emerge a true warrior, engaging both in melee/ranged combat and spellcasting, an exciting and fluid system, suiting players’ different attack styles. In crafting Mictlan's weapons, we aimed at balancing fun with historical accuracy, recreating ancient weapons and armour.

  • Slash and cut your enemies with the deadly Macuahuitl, a wooden club with shiny, sharp and cruel obsidian pieces embedded in its sides.
  • Keep enemies at distance using the Tepoztopilli, a long pole-arm weapon the height of a man, with its superior reach and thrusting ability.
  • Throw your spears from a great distance with deadly force and speed using the lethal Atlatl, easily piercing through any armor or enemy.
  • Increase your magic skills and conjure spells to summon spirits, defeat enemies and protect yourself.



AN AUTHENTIC STORY


Mictlan is an indie game by a small studio with big aspirations. We take pride in two unique aspects of our game: it is the first semi-open world video game ever created by a Mexican-American studio, and it is the first video game completely based on Mesoamerican history and culture. With our game, we want to provide players with a challenging and engaging story, but also with the opportunity for celebrating indigenous cultures by reviving thousand-years-old tales.

HISTORY MEETS FANTASY


At the core of our project is a varied and rich world where history meets fantasy. One of our main goals was to recreate with great accuracy the architecture and iconography of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures, drawing evidence from textual descriptions and material remains, all wrapped up in a fantasy setting. Mictlan’s stunning environments, architectural elements, objects and characters are designed using real-life references, locations and archeological sites, providing players with a truly immersive experience, while also enjoying classic fantasy elements. The game blends history and fantasy together as an epic retelling of the most pivotal and bloody moments in ancient Mesoamerican history.

VALUING MESOAMERICAN CULTURES


At the heart of Mictlan, lies a great story and the revival of long-lost civilizations. Our ambition is to make a game which is not only engaging and fun, but which also allows the gamers to get to know Mexican and Mesoamerican history. 2021 marks the 500th anniversary of Mexico’s independence. Valuing such a rich heritage, ancient culture, practices and myths, is one of our project's driving principles. That's why our game will be fully dubbed in "Nahuatl", the language spoken by the indigenous inhabitants of the Valley of Mexico, and in “Yucatec Mayan”, the Mayan language spoken in the Yucatán Peninsula and northern Belize.

ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM


Guillermo Alarcon is the creator of Mictlan: An Ancient Mythical Tale.

Born in Mexico City and raised in San Francisco (CA), Guillermo Alarcon has been working in Animation & Cinema, Photography and Interactive Media for over 20 years. He is the Founder and Creative Director of Meta Studios Creative Agency K.K based in Tokyo, Japan.

Guillermo came up with the idea to build Mictlan: An Ancient Mythical Tale after spending several years traveling to over 97 countries and visiting hundreds of archeological sites around the world. His passion for ancient history, ancestral cultures and spirituality inspired him to create the world of Mictlan.

Mictlan’s development team is constantly expanding, with the involvement of the best Mexican and international designers, artists and performers to capture an authentic Mesoamerican atmosphere. Creating opportunities to support the Mexican community by directly involving indigenous and Mexican people in the development of the game, is what will make Mictlan so special. We deeply value the contributions of each member of the team to build an unique and successful game.

Making video games is the ultimate culmination of Art, a form of representation merging cinema, music, and interactivity, engaging the player in the highest form of storytelling.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Violent Scenes, Combat Gameplay, General Mature Content

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K or AMD FX-8310
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX or AMD Radeon 6870 HD series card or higher
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: SSD recommended
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: ntel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon R9 Fury
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 / 10.7 / 10.8
    • Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 / 10.7 / 10.8
    • Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
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