Cyber Mantis Games is a game development startup that rethinks the link between contemporary entertainment and culture. Our goal is to create a space where Armenian video games, based on great stories with beautiful art will be a common and recognizable piece of media. We’re a team of ten that tackles all of the aspects of video game development: from art and music to modeling and development.
AlbertGame Designer / Producer
Mkrtich3D Modeling Specialist
Our first product is a video game based on the Armenian epic “Daredevils of Sasoun”, it revolves around one of the main and most loved characters of the epic - David. We’re going to take the main story of the epic and put it into a futuristic cyberpunk setting. The game is going to be heavily cultural and very Armenian, but of course very fun and dynamic to play. Our story is one of a kind, its style as well. The game is going to reflect the Armenian cultures. The characters are going to look, talk, behave in a matter that is very culturally Armenian. The main character David, is going to have decision making influenced by the character from the epic: he’s going to be bold, protect the weak and a little gullible. We plan on having 5 different languages of voice over: English, Eastern Armenian and Western Armenian, Russian, Spanish. We’re in the process of development of the demo version of the game. We’ll be done very soon so stay tuned for the first taste of it.
Dakhanavar is one of the only survival games in the world. The board game allows it’s player collect resources and try to survive the attack of the legendary Armenian vampire - Dakhanavar. The dakhanavar is a vampire in Armenian folklore who protected the valley from intruders. Players can exchange resources, they have to obey the events that happen in the game and eventually the one who wins is the last one standing. The game can be played by up to 41 players.