Unearthed: Trail of IBN Battuta, developed by Saudi Arabia-based studio Semaphore, is now on Greenlight.
Set in modern-day Morocco, old Damascus, Alexandria and Dubai, players revisit the action adventure riddled path of Arab explorer Ibn Battuta. Apart from cover-based shooting and melee combat, the third-person game consists of puzzles, exploration, platforming, stealth, and driving sequences.
With Unearthed: Trail of IBN Battuta, the studio aims to create culturally relevant games for the hardcore gaming market that will reach and appeal to gamers around the world. Polygon interviewed Semaphore’s director of development, Ahmad Jadallah, last October.
"That is what we are hard at work to achieve here at Semaphore with Unearthed," Jadallah said to Polygon. "To present a locally-developed product with a global appeal in multiple languages and to break the mainstream conventions about the Middle East and the portrayal of women in gaming."