Morgana Watson

Creative Director | 4Phase Games

Morgana Watson


4Phase Games are based in Aotearoa/New Zealand and are creating an action/adventure, single player for console. The narrative is a Māori futurism, and you play as the kairākau (warrior), Ahimaru. The game encompasses traditional and contemporary Mau Rākau (Māori martial arts and weaponry) Te Reo Māori (Māori language), Tikanga (practices and protocols) and the māori worldview.

The team:
Morgana Watson is a Māori cultural consultant, gamer and animé fan and is the Creative Director for 4Phase Games. Morgana saw the creation of this game as an opportunity to build an immersive world that embraced, celebrated and authentically represented Māori culture in the game industry.

Jo Barber AKA Jojo AKA JonanBarberian is the Senior Lead Artist and focuses on the game narrative, character development and environmental concepts.
Matiu Awarāwhiti is a kairākau and currently trains in a Whare ‘Ngā hau e whā’ (Māori Warfare and Weaponry).

Matiu, along with Jo and Morgana are the creative team, offering guidance in all forms of combat in the game as well as narrative and character development.


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