Mulaka is the sort of game you know you’re going to like, so long as it avoids the type of gameplay that can sometimes grind down low-poly adventure games.
Its ultra-simplistic design may be pretty, but it also means it’s got to show off a reliable foundation to avoid it falling into the ‘arty-but-forgettable’ category.
Thankfully, it pulls it off, making for an interesting and informative experience with a only few negatives to remark upon.
Children of the stars
Mulaka is a 3D action/adventure game based around the indigenous Tarahumara tribes of northern Mexico. You take your place as a Tarahumaran Sukurúame (shaman) heading from level to level fighting the world’s foulness and corruption.
The main focus of each level is to gather three stones to open up a blocked-off path. This ultimately leads to a big boss fight torn straight out of the tribe’s lore.