Spyro: Myths Awaken was a Spyro the Dragon Fan Game intended to act as a sequel to Spyro: Year of the Dragon. It was designed from the ground-up using PlayStation-style graphics and was well into development, however a Cease-and-Desist order in September 2018 led to the project being abandoned.
The devs were not deterred and opted to continue the project with several tweaks. This is where Zera: Myths Awaken comes in.
Zera: Myths Awaken is a Spyro-inspired 3D platformer starring an Axolotl/Bat hybrid named "Zera". Elements have been changed, such as gems becoming relics and the Guidebook becoming the Totem, but the Spyro influence is still clearly there.
Zera: Myths Awaken provides examples of:
- Ascended Fanfic: The game started out as a Spyro the Dragon Fan Game. After a cease-and-desist order, it was retooled into its own individual game, albeit one with heavy Spyro influences.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: According to official art and gameplay footage, Zera is an axolotl/bat hybrid inspired Cartoon Creature. She has the general look of an axolotl but has wings and ears similar to a bat's.
- Retraux: The demo uses low-poly, PlayStation-style graphics despite being developed in the late 2010s.