Grab your mask >> Feel free to color it in. Use it as your profile picture for Halloween!
A Very Brief History Of Masks
We’re not really sure why cultures all around the world embrace masks. We do have an inkling of some things that mask-wearing is linked to in Africa that we attempt to embed in our game, Voodoo. This is some pretty cool stuff you may not guess from watching our trailer.
Communication With Ancestral Spirits: In West Africa especially, masks are used in ritual masquerades enacted to communicate with ancestral spirits. In Voodoo, you will be able to invoke a variety of spirits to unlock special knowledge or abilities. You’ll have to find the right mask for the right spirit though!
Communication With Animals: Some African tribes believe that animal masks can be used to befriend and talk to wild beasts. Additionally they can also help to gain favor from the spirits of the forest or open savannas. Although we’re still far behind with development of our wildlife, we hope to implement a scheme in Voodoo whereby the right mask can help you with hunting (or taming?) the right beast.
Aura: Throughout many African tribes, a mask — much like a crown — is simply used to project a particular aura. Power. Wisdom. Benevolence. In Voodoo, we want you to have a lot of creative power over what a mask means for the identity of your tribe. This will be a fun part of our crafting system in the full release.
Grab Your Mask
We had crazy amounts of fun with masks at Milan Games Week and of course we’d love for you to join in! So grab your mask (click here), get creative with it, and join us in making this Voodoo mask your profile pic this Halloween!
— Brain in the box (@BitBgames) October 16, 2016