As the name implies, Full Mojo Rampage is all about voodoo. At least, I’m almost certain that’s the case since it takes place in the Voodoo reality where voodoo dolls, amulets, and trinkets (called ‘mojos’) are not exactly uncommon items. Now, imagine if that was the case in the real world? Phew! Enough of that, let’s take a look what Over The Top Games have revealed so far instead.
With things like procedural level creation, mojos (amulets/trinkets) that will either enhance your character or grant him/her access to voodoo powers and plenty of monsters to slay, one might mistake it for a roguelike and I’d say they’re spot-on. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, and unlike most roguelikes which either fall under fantasy or sci-fi, when was the last time the genre saw one with voodoo? Yeah, I don’t recall that ever happening either.
Your character is a Voodoo keeper who, for reasons currently unknown, travels through level after level while searching for voodoo dolls and mojos; maybe he’s trying to acquire powerful voodoo powers to help him take over the world? But whatever your mission is in Full Mojo Rampage, at least you won’t have to go alone: the game will have both cooperative and competitive multiplayer. Of course, you could also just fly solo and make pacts with the gods to increase your survival chances instead.
There’s no guarantee that the gods are in a helpful mood though – sometimes they might just play a trick on you instead, so be careful who you ask for help during your journey. Although as far as I can tell, the gods act as ‘quest-givers’: each will give you a challenge and a reward upon completion, so I guess you have no choice but to play along and hope for the best if you don’t want to walk away empty-handed.
Sadly, that’s all the details available at this point, but I’ll be back with more as soon as Over The Top Games are willing to share. The game is heading for a Windows-only release, but they are considering porting it to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U in the future though, “if it makes sense”; by which I guess they mean “if the Windows version does well”. The current release date is “early April 2013”, but it’ll “soon” be moved to open alpha and then those who have dropped $10 on a pre-order can take it for a spin. Voodoo!
“To stop a Voodoo spell being placed upon you, acquire some bristles from a pig cooked at a Voodoo ritual, tie the bristles into a bundle and carry them on you at all times.”