Timun Mas and Green Giants is Educa Studio’s newest board game. This game is an adaptation of Indonesia’s popular folktale, Buto Ijo dan Timun Mas.
After releasing it’s newest board game, The Heritage of Batik, Educa Studio took one more step. Timun Mas and Green Giants is their latest game, also in the form of a board game.
Batik is one of Indonesia's most precious heritages. Therefore, Educa Studio announced it's newest board game, The Heritage of Batik.
First of all, if you don’t know Educa Studio, they are an Indonesian gaming company that focuses on educational games. Their educational games come in various forms and are mostly intended for kids.
Same goes for Timun Mas and Green Giants. We had the chance to interview the CEO of Educa Studio, Andi Taru to get more information on the game. Here is the recap:
Can You Tell Us About How to Play Timun Mas and Green Giants?
This is a family game in the form of a board game. You can play from two to four players from a duration of one to two hours. It is a strategy game that relies on hand management and grid movement. In addition, it also uses a dice rolling system.
Since the game is also played using cards, hand management is crucial in this game. You will need to chose wisely on making a decision because each card has its own unique ability such as stealing cards from other players.
The Game is an Adaptation of a Classic Indonesian Book, Right? Can You Tell Us More on That?
Yes, this is an adaptation of the classic Indonesian story Buto Ijo and Timun Mas. Previously, we made an Android and iOS app of this book just last month. It has reached 100,000 downloads in just one month.
Not only that, we also released a series of classical Indonesian stories compiled in one book, including Buto Ijo dan Timun Mas. This book is available for purchase in Indonesia’s most popular bookstore, Gramedia.
Buto Ijo and Timun Mas’ story itself tells about a mother who lives by herself. One day, a giant green creature also known as Buto Ijo came over and gave her cucumber which then turned into a baby girl.
What Are Your Expectations in the Future for This Game?
Our expectations moving ahead is hopefully to inspire more young generations and also their family with local Indonesian contents. Due to our selective decision selecting themes for our games, we hope that Timun Mas and Green Giants will gain success in the near future.
Image source: Educa Studio. Edited by Devi