ACE, a self-taught independent game developer, has made a name for himself in the rapidly expanding indie game development world by creating a project that has been garnering attention and intrigue. This project is AIKODE, an immersive action RPG that defies preconceived notions and invites players to explore a world that is both captivating and mysterious. AIKODE may appear to be merely another entry on the ever-growing list of indie games, however, as the game progresses, players will find themselves immersed in a narrative landscape that is interwoven with layers of deception and uncovering secrets, similar to the mysterious storytelling found in the Nier series by Yoko Taro.
AIKODE’s narrative is set in a world ruled by a quasi-religionistic government sect, in a dystopian environment. An android named Aiko is the protagonist of the story, which is as complex as it is mysterious. Aiko’s search for her lost memories leads her through a labyrinth of intrigue, taking her from a near-future utopia that has been reclaimed by nature, to a steampunk Victorian empire that is on the brink of destruction. What distinguishes AIKODE from other games is its engaging gameplay. According to the game’s website, the game combines action role-playing and life-sim elements to create a game that promises colossal bosses and complex combat mechanics. This combination of genres adds to the depth of the player experience, transforming AIKODE into an interactive adventure that tests the player’s skills and strategic thinking.
Aiko’s transformation from human to Kyao in her “second life” is one of the most captivating aspects of the game. This transformation not only defines her character, but also provides players with a unique set of obstacles and opportunities as they traverse the multifaceted world of AIKODE. The soundtrack composed by KkevMusic is the perfect accompaniment to the game’s atmosphere, adding to its emotional depth. In a world where major titles are often the focus of attention, AIKODE is a testament to the ingenuity and hard work of solo developers. The world created by ACE is both captivating and mysterious, and it is easy to draw parallels to the mysterious narrative and gameplay found in Nier.
You can add Aikode to your Steam wishlist right now. It was also announced for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. Check out the latest trailers below: