Saturday, June 12th, 2021

Mystic Pillars is an exquisite puzzle game based on Indian culture, on sale today


You may have heard of Mancala, which is a The world’s first recorded map, But you may not have heard of its Indian variant, Ali Guli ManeThe name “Ali Guli Mane” originated from Karnataka in southern India. It is a literal description of a chessboard on which there are a series of turf that players can use to store tokens.

Mystic Pillars is the first Nintendo Switch game from the Bangalore studio Holy Cow Productions. It is a reimagining of the traditional board game set in ancient India. A hundred logic puzzles similar to Mankara exist between you, a mysterious traveler, and the answers to what happened in the fallen kingdom of Zambia. By destroying the magical pillars that block the water, you can bring the land back to life.

Screenshot of Mystic Pillars puzzle

But the team didn’t just want to make a game—they wanted to represent their home country, their culture, and a little-known language. Mystic Pillars has voiceovers in English and Kannada, the local Bangalore language. The game itself supports more than 20 languages, including Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Catalan.

you could Download Mystic Pillars from Nintendo eShop, The price is 5 pounds / 6.99 US dollars, the launch discount is 10%. The Nintendo Switch version also includes 25 “completely refreshed puzzles.”

Screenshot of Mystic Pillars story