Age of Wushu Dynasty is an upcoming mobile MMO heavily influenced by the fictional Chinese martial arts world of Jianghu.
You’ll recognise that world from films like House of Flying Daggers, which reveals a heavily-stylised version of Chinese culture and martial arts.
However, there are many elements of Chinese and Asian culture which have influenced the development of Age of Wushu Dynasty, and we’ve reached out to Choc Qian, Senior Marketing Manager at Snail Games, to discuss them in greater detail.
What’s the inspiration behind the visual design of Age of Wushu Dynasty?
“The visual design is heavily based on real life because we really want you to have as vivid an experience as possible.
“Our studio is based in Suzhou – a famous city from antiquity – so we wanted it to play a major role in the game.
“Suzhou is an iconic city, with traditional architecture and canals melding seamlessly with city streets. We used real locations from the old district of Suzhou to recreate the Suzhou players will visit in the game.
“What’s more, we really wanted to capture the aesthetics of the time and place in which these stories were set, so many of the weapons and clothing styles are also drawn from real-life historical acc…
Age of Wushu Dynasty, the mobile martial arts MMO, will launch globally in January 2016.
Based on the PC MMO of (almost) the same name, Age of Wushu, Age of Wushu Dynasty is an RPG that puts you in the stylised martial arts world of Jianghu in the historic Ming Dynasty period of Chinese history.
You play as a Kung Fu master who must travel this dangerous open world, which includes many historic locations, to defeat other Kung Fu masters and create your own dynasty.
There’s no class system here so you’re free to select any weapon you’d like to fight with as well as any skills from four different schools of martial arts to create your own unique character.
All of the animations found in Age of Wushu Dynasty were modeled off genuine renowned Kung Fu masters, so expect to be impressed by the level of authenticity.
As an MMO, there are numerous different ways you can play with your friends and other players. You can fight together in cooperative multiplayer or against the enemy in PvP.
Age of Wushu Dynasty will launch globally on iOS and Android this January 2016.
This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.