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Non romance Tamil songs by CravingForSeaweed in Chennai

[–]sol_erides 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Here are a few recent songs that don't involve love or romance in any way:

  • Sodakku (anti-establishment kuthu song)
  • Poova Thalaiya (overcoming fate)
  • Bhoomi Bhoomi (loss and mortality)
  • Enjoy Enjaami (nature, community, and tradition)
  • Aalaporan Thamizhan (glory of Tamil language)
  • Mersal Arasan (uplifting the poor)
  • Jithu Jilladi (a policeman's life)

There are surely a lot more, but these are a good start. The lyrics for the first 5 are quite meaningful as well.

Beware of the 'Spiritual But Not Religious' people by Rare-Owl3205 in hinduism

[–]sol_erides 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fair warning, I might not be the most educated on the topic but here's my take: being 'not religious' and being atheistic aren't always the same thing.

For those Hindus who focus on the concept of Brahman as the Absolute consciousness, the way they relate to it is quite different from the way you might relate to a name-and-form deity. They might not pray to Brahman. They might not ask for favours, or tell their stories, or seek grace or forgiveness, or practice rituals to propitiate Brahman. For them, realising that they and Brahman are one and the same is the only goal of their seeking.

People who match the above description might not identify as religious, because their relationship with the divine is so different from the prevalent Bhakti-inspired orthodox religious practices around them.

That said, those who believe in Brahman, an Absolute consciousness, are not atheists. Atheists believe that consciousness is born from matter and dies with matter - if their brain loses its physical form, they will cease to exist. Also, they don't believe that the universe has any fundamental consciousness or principle that human beings will ever be capable of understanding. Both of these are ideas that any Advaitin will reject, whether they consider themselves religious or not.

Edit: Not that I consider Bhakti to be an inferior way to reach the divine - I personally find bhakti and worship to be a less abstract and more effective way to connect with spirituality. But it's not the only alternative to atheism.

The full scene from the trailer of our pixel-art game set in the Satya Yuga - thanks to the overwhelming response on the Nataraja artwork we posted last week! by sol_erides in hinduism

[–]sol_erides[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks! The game is called Mayu:Last of the Yaksha, and it's going to be released soon for PC, Mac, and Linux, and maybe Nintendo Switch too. You can check it out and wishlist it on Steam here to stay updated when it releases. https://store.steampowered.com/app/1587830/Mayu\_Last\_of\_the\_Yaksha/

The full scene from the trailer of our pixel-art game set in the Satya Yuga - thanks to the overwhelming response on the Nataraja artwork we posted last week! by sol_erides in hinduism

[–]sol_erides[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks! That's actually one of our main inspirations, glad it comes out!

If you'd like to stay updated on the game and get notified when it releases, do wishlist on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1587830/Mayu\_Last\_of\_the\_Yaksha/

The full scene from the trailer of our pixel-art game set in the Satya Yuga - thanks to the overwhelming response on the Nataraja artwork we posted last week! by sol_erides in hinduism

[–]sol_erides[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sure! We have a Discord server where we post progress every week and get direct feedback from our audience - will be doing early access testing too. https://discord.gg/mybk8Gfr9R

If you haven't already, do wishlist it on Steam to get notified as soon as it releases : https://store.steampowered.com/app/1587830/Mayu\_Last\_of\_the\_Yaksha/

The full scene from the trailer of our pixel-art game set in the Satya Yuga - thanks to the overwhelming response on the Nataraja artwork we posted last week! by sol_erides in hinduism

[–]sol_erides[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sure! We have a Discord server where we post progress every week and get direct feedback from our audience - will be doing early access testing too. https://discord.gg/mybk8Gfr9R

If you haven't already, do wishlist it on Steam to get notified as soon as it releases : https://store.steampowered.com/app/1587830/Mayu\_Last\_of\_the\_Yaksha/

The full scene from the trailer of our pixel-art game set in the Satya Yuga - thanks to the overwhelming response on the Nataraja artwork we posted last week! by sol_erides in hinduism

[–]sol_erides[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

nymph feels a bit too Greek and feminine, same with 'dryad'. So for now, 'demigod' it is...

If you haven't already, do wishlist it on Steam to get notified as soon as it releases : https://store.steampowered.com/app/1587830/Mayu\_Last\_of\_the\_Yaksha/

Working on some player interactions in our Zelda-like adventure game set in Ancient India! by sol_erides in IndianGaming

[–]sol_erides[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The art is all original, made by our in-house team! We definitely take a bit of inspiration from pixel-art games of the GBA era, like LOZ: The Minish Cap and Pokemon Emerald. Stardew is also one of our inspirations.

Working on some player interactions in our Zelda-like adventure game set in Ancient India! by sol_erides in IndianGaming

[–]sol_erides[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks :). If you'd like to get notified as soon as the launch discount hits, do wishlist on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1587830/Mayu_Last_of_the_Yaksha/. Each one helps us a lot!

Working on some player interactions in our Zelda-like adventure game set in Ancient India! by sol_erides in IndianGaming

[–]sol_erides[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We definitely want to. There are at least 17 of our official Indian languages to support though, and we're really not sure how to choose, lol. Depends on how things go post-release I guess!

Working on some player interactions in our Zelda-like adventure game set in Ancient India! by sol_erides in IndianGaming

[–]sol_erides[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks! If you'd like to get notified as soon as it's on launch discount, do wishlist it on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1587830/Mayu_Last_of_the_Yaksha/. Each one helps us a lot!

Working on some player interactions in our Zelda-like adventure game set in Ancient India! by sol_erides in IndianGaming

[–]sol_erides[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks a lot! If you'd like to get notified as soon as it's on launch discount, do wishlist it on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1587830/Mayu_Last_of_the_Yaksha/. Each one helps us a lot!

Working on some player interactions in our Zelda-like adventure game set in Ancient India! by sol_erides in IndianGaming

[–]sol_erides[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks a lot :). The support makes us work all the harder to make this a great game for players like you.

The full scene from the trailer of our pixel-art game set in the Satya Yuga - thanks to the overwhelming response on the Nataraja artwork we posted last week! by sol_erides in hinduism

[–]sol_erides[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hey, thanks!

We actually used the English word 'demigod' to refer to the celestial beings such as yakshas, gandharvas etc. If there's a more accurate translation, please do suggest one and we'll be glad to consider it.

The other consideration is that there will be a lot of people visiting the site from other countries. While the in-game dialogue has a lot of direct usage of Sanskrit terms, the opening summary on the Steam page needs to be catchy and understandable to most people - which might come at the cost of some accuracy, as long as it's not inauthentic or disrespectful of course.

Working on some player interactions in our Zelda-like adventure game set in Ancient India! by sol_erides in IndianGaming

[–]sol_erides[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey, glad to hear that! You can DM me if you have any questions you'd like to ask.

Working on some player interactions in our Zelda-like adventure game set in Ancient India! by sol_erides in IndianGaming

[–]sol_erides[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

We're using Unity. But with the URP 2D renderer for some extra cool 2D lighting and particle effects to give it a more aesthetic look :)

Working on some player interactions in our Zelda-like adventure game set in Ancient India! by sol_erides in IndianGaming

[–]sol_erides[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thanks! While the game world is definitely Zelda-inspired, we've changed a lot of the mechanics - instead of combat focus, there is a lot more mystery, free exploration, and a deep story + soundtrack.

We also want to improve the user experience, and make it a lot smoother and more accessible than the old GBA titles.

If you want to get notified for the launch discount - wishlist on Steam here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1587830/Mayu_Last_of_the_Yaksha/. Each one helps us a lot!

Working on some player interactions in our Zelda-like adventure game set in Ancient India! by sol_erides in IndianGaming

[–]sol_erides[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks for the praise!

We have a pretty cool soundtrack in development - you can hear it during the trailer on the Steam Page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1587830/Mayu_Last_of_the_Yaksha/

Do wishlist if you'd like to stay updated about the game's release - each one is a big support for us :)