I’ve found Garshasp a few years ago… then it looked very very different – and not bad at all.
About a week ago I revisited the website and now it doesn’t even resembles the game I’ve seen.
I advice you to see the game play video to see the action , it somehow reminds me of “Gods of War” but it features more puzzles and less fighting.
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see when the game be released…
The game is developed by Iranian company named Fanafzar Game Studios, and my hopes is that they will offer a download version as I suspect they won’t send their game (box version) to some countries due to political reasons.
Garshasp is a 3rd-person action adventure video game, based on ancient Persian mythology and will be initially available for PC. The game is based on the epic battles of the mythological hero, Garshasp, in the ancient lands against the evil monsters. The main mechanics of the game revolves around melee combat, puzzle solving and exploration.
The Garshasp game has been under development in Fanafzar Game Studios since early 2006. Fanafzar was founded in 2003 and has been active in the software market ever since.
The treasure trove of Persian mythology contains within it some of humanity’s oldest and most profound myths. They recount a rich and ancient culture, meaningful literature, and exciting legends that bring to life the excitement of Iranian civilization in all its glory-an experience often lost in the daily travails of modern life.
Fanafzar Company’s revolutionary new video game, Garshasp is a symbolic recreation of the spirituality, grandeur and mythical atmosphere of ancient Persia, derived from the epic poem Garshap Naame written by Asadi Tousi [Firdausi's mentor and professor]. Most of the images and scenes depicted in this game are drawn from or based directly upon historical resources and ancient stone carvings found throughout Iran, and a chain of thoughts that goes back thousands of years to the dawn of Western and Eastern civilizations alike.
Garshasp is targeted for the PC platform. The graphics quality is configurable but at least, a Shader Model 2.0-class graphics card is required. The game will run on any modern processor, but a dual-core (or more) CPU is recommended.
The game uses mostly in-house developed technology, along with industry standard technologies including the open source graphics rendering engine OGRE3D and the game physics simulation engine Nvidia PhysX.
Garshasp, the Mace of Sarith will be released in the Fall of 2009.
Developers of Garshasp
Garshasp is being developed by Fanafzar Game Studios, a division of Fanafzar Sharif Software Company, in a partnership with the Computer Games Foundation of Iran, since early 2006.
Fanafzar Sharif was founded in 2003 and has been active in the software market ever since.
I’ve send an email to the developers and they said that they would love to make a GNU/Linux client and as they use the Ogre3D engine, it’s very possible !