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The vast majority of games made by minority developers are for mobile phones and tablets. However, with games like Project Dosa on the horizon, we may see an increase in games made for consoles, along with additional minority representation among game developers in general. Project Dosa is determined to push creativity to the limits, with an exciting mash-up of fun ideas. From sharing one last meal together with long-lost loved ones to fighting evil corporations, Project Dosa aims to entice fans beyond geographical borders. But what exactly do we know about the story, gameplay, and release date? Well, be sure to read through to the end of our Project Dosa: Everything We Know article to find out.

What is Project Dosa?

Samara and Amani in Mech

Project Dosa is an upcoming platformer game that plans to infuse themes of life, death, love and food. Like Thirsty Suitors by the same developer, Project Dosa dabbles in several genres. There’ll be battle sections, where you’ll engage in turn-based combat. While you’re not fighting, you’ll be forming lasting relationships with the people you meet. And what better way is there to form strong bonds than through sharing a hearty meal? As a result, you’ll discover delicious recipes and share meals with different cultures, forming the trifecta that will fuel Project Dosa’s story and gameplay. 

Story

Fishing

Project Dosa will follow two sisters called Samara and Amani as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime. They hop aboard a Mech that they can upgrade on their journey. As they travel from one local community to another, they will discover delicious recipes. They’ll cook tasty meals and share them with the characters they meet. Some of the NPCs will be long-lost loved ones, with whom you’ll share one last meal together. However, you’ll also run into hostile corporations that need to be put down. Cue in turn-based combat in a bid to put an end to capitalism, at least in gaming theory.

Gameplay

Samara and Amani in Mech

As you explore the charming, vibrant world akin to Outerloop Games’ Thirsty Suitors’ aesthetic, you’ll run into friends and enemies alike. For the friends you meet, you’ll bond over interactions and tasty meals. However, for the enemies, you’ll engage in turn-based combat. In all your interactions, you’ll grapple with themes of life, death, friendship and love. 

On the food front, you’ll discover new recipes through exploration and conversation. You’ll cook delicious meals to share with friends, family, and local communities. While sharing different cultures and histories, you’ll unearth past hurts and reconcile broken relationships. 

Lastly, you’ll travel from place to place in your “spirit-Mech.” The more you play, the more you can upgrade your mech with fantastical abilities. All along your exploration, cookouts, and battles, your mech will be at your service.

Development

Samara and Amani sketch

Developer Outerloop Games, in collaboration with Outersloth, is currently working on delivering Project Dosa to our doorstep. The development journey is an interesting one, with Project Dosa being among the indie projects Among Us developer Innersloth is supporting through their indie game fund, Outersloth. The fund, as Innersloth phrases it, is a means of sharing Among Us’ success with indie games. It’s the support Innersloth wishes they had while developing Among Us, and so through Outersloth, they want to give back to the community that made the success of Among Us possible. 

Besides Project Dosa, Outersloth will be supporting Battle Suit Aces by Trinket Studios, Rogue Eclipse by Huskraft, Mossfield Archives by Any Percent Studios, and many more indie games to come. So, do keep a lookout for the upcoming projects Outersloth has in store for you.

Meanwhile, Outerloop Games is heavily invested in developing games that incorporate underrepresented cultures and themes. Their previous games, Thirsty Suitors and Falcon Age, all stand out, blending multiple genres and Outerloop’s eccentric visual style. In that regard, Project Dosa will be no different.

Project Dosa’s ongoing development was first announced at the recent Summer Game Fest 2024 event. As such, it could be a while before we get our hands on the final game. That said, Outerloop Games and Outersloth will surely be sharing updates on the progress so far over the course of the upcoming months.

Trailer

Project Dosa Teaser

The Summer Game Fest 2024 was gracious enough to share with us Project Dosa’s official teaser trailer. It kicks off with Chandana Ekanayake, co-founder and creative director at Outerloop Games, introducing Project Dosa to the world. The trailer showcases brief snippets of the story and gameplay you can expect. There’ll be moments of exploration in a charming, vibrant world using a Mech that you can upgrade over time. 

Additionally, you’ll discover exciting recipes and cook delicious meals for the local communities you visit. But you’ll also run into hostile corporations, whom you’ll need to engage in turn-based combat to thwart. All the while, you’ll be meeting and reuniting with long-lost loved ones and sharing one last meal together. Project Dosa clearly has a lot going on. As Ekanayake puts it, “Project Dosa is a game about life, death, love, and food for the soul.”

Release Date, Platforms, & Editions

Mech sketches - Project Dosa

Project Dosa will launch sometime in 2026. Yes, quite a long way off from now, which also comes as no surprise that Outerloop Games has yet to reveal an exact release date. Still, we can confirm that Project Dosa will be coming to PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC platforms via Steam. Speaking of Steam, you can always add Project Dosa to your wishlist as early as now to get a notification as soon as it drops. 

If you’re keen on the editions that will be available for pre-order, you’ll have to wait a bit longer for Outerloop to confirm if there will be any. In the meantime, feel free to follow the official social handle here to keep track of new updates. Alternatively, stick with us right here on gaming.net, where we post new information on all things gaming.

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Evans I. Karanja is a freelance writer who loves to write about anything technology. He is always on the lookout for interesting topics, and enjoys writing about video games, cryptocurrency and blockchain and more. When not writing, he can be found playing video games or watching F1.