The Game

Dive into northern Mexico's breathtaking landscapes with Mulaka, a 3D action-adventure game based on the rich indigenous culture of the Tarahumara. Renowned for their impressive running abilities, embark on the journey of a Sukurúame - a Tarahumara shaman - as you fight back the foulness corrupting the land, while drawing upon the powers of demigods. From solving puzzles in environments inspired by real Sierra Tarahumara locations, to heated hand-to-hand combat with creatures pulled from the region’s mythology, find out why the Tarahumara have earned a reputation for being superhumans.

The Quest

Draw upon the powers of demigods and battle fearsome creatures pulled from the rich lore of the Tarahumara people. The Sukurúame is the shaman or warlock capable of interacting with the gods above, below and everywhere in between. He is also the most capable of facing mythical creatures like the gigantic Ganoko, the soul-eating Rusíwari or the fire-spitting Sipabuara. Obtain new powerful transformations from the mighty demi-gods throughout your quest and become a true Sukurúame!

The Runners

The Tarahumara have been called super athletes, super humans, and even The Greatest Race the world has never seen . All because of one thing: their running. Harness the renowned athletic talents of the Tarahumara as you engage in fast-paced platforming and hand-to-hand combat. Traverse a 3D world inspired by the legendary, real-life landscapes of northern Mexico, rendered in a vibrant, low-poly visual style.

The Process

Mulaka was designed hand in hand with renowned anthropologists and Tarahumara leaders to capture the true essence of the culture in the game. We have unearthed old books, crumbling texts and forgotten diaries and gotten the most playable elements, as well as the coolest myths and stories and recorded authentic Tarahumara dialogue. Everything has been done so you can experience the power and adventurous history of this culture. From narration in their indigenous language, to music unique to the region, experience an authentic representation of Tarahumara culture.

The Culture

The Tarahumara was a powerful and dangerous tribe who occupied most of northern Mexico. Contrary to popular belief, they were conflictive and skilled warriors. There’s evidence of them clashing with Apaches, Conchos and other tribes, but never conquered by them. When the Jesuits arrived and started colonizing, they ran into 100 years of bloody conflict before being able to settle. The Tarahumara still live and have adapted to the modern world fairly well. They still have many of their ancient rites, myths and customs, but have mixed the catholic religion with their own. One can meet them face to face every day in the state of Chihuahua, and also see them living in the same prehistoric natural way scattered along the beautiful Sierra.

The Music

Music and sound go hand in hand with the full indigenous experience of the Tarahumara. That's why the music of Mulaka was created to be as authentic to the sounds of an indigenous soundtrack as possible. Traditional indigenous instruments were used to record many of the game's tracks and many sound effects were recorded at the different locations of northern Mexico.

The Sierra

We will donate up to 10% of the game earnings to NGOs that focus efforts on the Sierra Tarahumara.

CEDAIN

Culturally enforce the indigenous peoples of the Sierra Tarahumara through the national and international merchandising of their crafts.

Norawas de Raramuri

Non profit organization created by Micah True, AKA Caballo Blanco, to support the Tarahumara / Raramuri culture of the Copper Canyons.

Foundation Rodrigo Llaguno

Accompany and support Sierra Tarahumara communities to develop specialy in the children nutrition area, education, water safety and food.