The art and theme of Totemic are inspired by totemism, but not specific to any culture or religion. As totemism is a reverence for nature shared by many peoples the world over throughout history, our intention is to approach the concept in a respectful yet non-specific manner. The concept of the game is that of animal totems, or spirits.
The illustrator for the game is a French tattoo artist with a deep appreciation of Native American art. While the illustrator is not of the cultures that have inspired Totemic, her appreciation for the art is what brought her to our attention. Our hope for this game is to have future content that takes inspiration from other totemic and animistic perspectives from all around the world.