Its all started back in September 2015, an indie movie about one of the country’s national heroes, Heneral Luna, was met with critical acclaim. Following the film's release, a social media post went viral as a group of students asked one of the actors why he never got up from his chair during the entire film. The hero he was portraying was Apolinario Mabini, hailed as the brains of the revolution and someone who suffered from polio which was then incurable at the time.
This brought upon a sad realization that the younger generation had little awareness with the country’s history and national heroes. Around this time, a tribute art concept where the country’s national heroes was re-imagined as classic fighting game characters also went viral in social media. we contacted the artist and partnered with him to make this concept into a reality. Following this, development for BAYANI started with the aim of educating the younger generation about our history by associating them with the characters in the game.