LACURA is part video game, part art installation and part hip-hop EP, which sees you exploring beautifully crafted and surreal environments filled with graffiti and urban artwork while listening to music by Spanish hip-hop artist, Foyone.
First thing’s first – the majority of the text and all of the voice-work in LACURA is in Spanish, so for non-Spanish speakers it can be hard to understand what’s going on at times. However, even if you don’t speak Spanish we highly recommend checking this it out as it delivers an experience quite unlike anything else.
The game world of LACURA is made up of a series of rooms which act as installations for a variety of different styles of urban artwork and also houses seven different hip-hop tracks from Foyone (featuring Jokerfeler). There’s a great attention to detail in the environment, with lots of fun little touches and artworks to discover.
The way LACURA showcases the various music tracks is particularly interesting. As you make your way through the game world you’ll stumble upon interactive (or occasionally non-interactive) music videos that work as self contained experiences which last for the length of the song. There’s lots of weird and wonderful things to see and do during these moments – such as spraying graffiti on a bathroom stall, shooting hoops in a court next to a dead E.T. or watching as a gangster baby raps from inside its mother’s womb.
Spanish speakers will get more from LACURA than English speakers, but there’s a lot to love about LACURA no matter what language you speak. It’s a beautiful and bizarre audio/visual experience that not only does a great job of showcasing Foyone’s music, but also feels like a celebration of urban artwork and Spanish hip-hop culture. Highly recommended.
Controls: WASD – Movement, Spacebar – Jump, RMB – Zoom, LMB – Interact
Available On: Windows
Gameplay Video: Here