Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta - Episode 1 - Gold Edition
Unearthed is an episodic third person Action Adventure game set in modern day Middle East. The game is available in full Arabic and English voice over and features 21 Languages for Menu and Subtitles.
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Release Date: Jan 3, 2014

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July 27

Announcing Semaphore's Upcoming Survival Game "Badiya"

Greetings everyone!

We would like to let you all know about our upcoming project named Badiya.
Work is still going on Episode 2 of Unearthed which will undergo major changes along with the switch to Unreal Engine 4. But before that we are releasing this project on Early Access this year.
Please do check out our new website www.semaphorelab.com for more information about our upcoming projects.

* Overview:
Badiya is an infinite procedural survival and exploration game set in the desert (Think Lawrence of Arabia). Life is harsh in the desert and players must explore and discover the supplies needed for survival. Although the desert is vast, players have the opportunity of discover outposts, villages, camps, and ancient ruins, and will have to deal with the wild-life and local populations of the area. Players must scavenge for tools and weapons, and must hunt for food to survive. Players are free to explore and discover the environment as they see fit, but they must be careful as the inhabitants of the area will treat them according to their behaviour. Badiya is built around the three key gameplay pillars of exploration, activities, and combat.

Badiya is going to be released in Alpha form on Steam Early Access and once it is finalized it will make its way to consoles in the future.

The first release on Steam Early Access (Fall 2016) is going to be focused on the single player aspect of the game but co-op and multiplayer modes are planned to be added during early access.

We actually got to show the game at E3 during the PC Gaming Show event which is organized by AMD and PC Gamer Magazine. The video is below.

* Videos:
- Reveal Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_v0QWX2fEA

- PC Gaming Show Interview On-Stage at E3 2016 (starting at 03:03:00):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlS1GsEeqVg

- E3 2016 Gameplay:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GwsBb-i-Tc

* Features:
  • Infinite Procedural Open World: Every time you play you will see different looking terrain, events, enemy encounters, and items to loot.
    Time of Day System: A full 24 hour cycle is available. You can sleep to pass time and regain stamina.
  • Weather System: Clear, Cloudy, Overcast, Rain with different intensities, Snow with different intensities, Sandstorms and Fog.
  • Character Customization: Control your character ethnicity, skin tone, eye color, facial shape, facial hair, height and weight.
  • Clothing: Build up your wardrobe from a collection of authentically designed Arabic and western clothing sets covering multiple styles for head-wear, upper body, lower body, feet and accessories. You can also mix an match if you like (Imagine an Arabian thobe with a Cowboy Hat. That would be cool!)
  • Choose your own Camera Perspective: Ability to switch the camera at any time between first person and third person views.
  • Survive: Keep an eye on your biometric indicators such as health, , food, thirst, temperature (you can get Hypothermia and Hyperthermia if you are not careful). Balance your diet and food intake in-game because your character can gain weight or lose weight with visible visual difference and gameplay consequences.
  • Crafting: Loot everything you can and gather resources to be able to craft all sorts of recipes for weapons, medicine, and tools.
  • Animals: Hunt prey animals (for meat, fur, fat and bones), be hunted by wild animals, or marvel at domestic animals roaming in villages and camps. You can also utilize horses and camels for transportation.
  • Plants: Collect different types of plants that you can use to craft medical potions to help with poisoning, pain and stamina.
  • Camping: You can craft and place a camp fire which can be used for cooking food and as a source of heat during cold nights. You can also sleep in a tent to gain more stamina and health back.
  • Vehicles: Authentic military vehicles including armored cars, tanks, planes, and dune buggies with customization features such as tire armour, different weapon choices, desert camouflage paint job, side lights and more.
  • Weapons: Utilize an arsenal of weapons including side arms, rifles, machine guns and (in future alphas) flame throwers and sniper rifles.
    Skill Tree: Upgrade your character across three different fields covering (Combat, Defense and Exploration).
  • Environments: The desert is filled with interesting locations to discover including oasis, bedouin camps, villages, military bases, air fields, oil wells and ancient ruins.
  • Trading: Buy, sell and trade with different merchants across bedouin camps and villages. If you upgrade your Negotiation skill in the skill tree, you will get better deals.
  • Guns Blazing vs Stealth: You have the choice to approach each situation to your liking wither its to launch a full blown attack or sneak your way through undetected.
  • Disguise (Future Alpha): If you are sneaking into guarded military areas or ancient ruins you can increase your chances by wearing clothes that resembles the guarding faction. This will prevent them from detecting you immediately if you don’t get too close.
  • Sea Life (Future Alpha): Build your own ship and navigate to explore different islands filled with treasures, go fishing, or pearl diving in the sea.
  • Underground Tombs (Future Alpha): Equip your torch, lantern and courage and explore tombs that are filled with traps, loot, treasures and dangers.
  • AI Awareness (Future Alpha): Raise your weapon in front of civilian crowds and some of them will run away from you while others will draw their weapons in preparation for possible hostility from you.
  • Procedural Narrative (Future Alpha): Experience a story line that is unique everytime you play along with specific goals. Just like in real life, the end of story is the start of another and in Badiya there is always a new adventure to embark upon.
    Photo Mode (Future Alpha): You can pause the game at any point, move the camera around to frame your shot, change color filters, control camera depth of field and field of view and then capture that perfect shot that you can share on social media.
  • Map Editor (Future Alpha): Unleash your creativity and design custom maps using an easy to use yet powerful map editor. Set the desired weather and time of day, place different types of buildings, fill the place with props like crates and barrels, add gameplay entities like weapons, vehicles, and enemies and finally gameplay objectives such as winning conditions and player spawn positions. Once you are done with your masterpiece you can share it with the world for other players to play and rate in the community section in Badiya.

* Press Coverage:
- Badiya Might Be The Most Beautiful Procedural Open World Survival Adventure Game: http://gamingcentral.in/badiya-migh...rocedural-open-world-survival-adventure-game/

- Badiya hopes to change Araic representation in Video Games: https://killscreen.com/articles/badiya-hopes-to-change-arabic-representation-in-videogames/

- Badiya gameplay trailer shows a survival sim as envisioned by Saudi Arabian developers: http://www.pcgamesn.com/badiya/badiya-e3-2016-gameplay-trailer

- Badiya Preview by Open World Games Youtube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s44r56kF408

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About This Game

Introduction:

Unearthed is an episodic third person Action Adventure game set in modern day Middle East. The game is available in full Arabic and English voice over and features 21 Languages for Menu and Subtitles.

The game features the voiceover talents of Troy Baker (The Last of Us, Bioshock Infinite), Jeff Rosick (Friday Night Lights, Metro), Tara Platt (Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, Naruto, Halo 2, Charmed) and David Lodge (COD:MW2, World of Warcraft, Fallout 3)

Story Synopsis:

When fortune hunter Faris Jawad and his sister Dania receive a call to visit Morocco they embark on an exotic adventure throughout the middle east on the trail of the famous Muslim explorer Ibn Battuta.

The trail won't be clear however as Faris will have to overcome an unholy alliance of a militia army leader, a weapons dealer and a wealthy antiquities smuggler who are after the same goal.

Key Features:

  • Travel across the Middle East from the wild life of Moroccan Atlas mountains to the alleys of old Damascus through the port of Alexandria and the metropolitan city of Dubai.
  • Unique mix of platforming, melee fighting, shooting and stealth gameplay.
  • Presented in a TV style episodic format along with recaps of previous episodes and teaser cliff hangers of what lies ahead.
  • Unlockable Survival Mode: Battle against endless waves of enemies (Mummies, Zombies, Ghouls) across 8 varied maps featuring three exclusive maps designed for PC and Mac.
  • Unlockable Extras: Concept Art, Renders, Animatics, Cutscenes, Character Gallery, Treasures
  • Available in 21 languages for menus\subtitles. Voice-over in Arabic and English.

Gold Edition Features:

This Gold Edition contains over 120 fixes to the console version based on the reviews and player feedback, they are summarized as below:
  • General: A restructured tutorial level to better introduce the game mechanics, No more colliding with ragdolls and small objects such as broken pot pieces which allows for easier movement, invisible walls to prevent falling from high surfaces, clear font size for hints and facts in the loading screens, re-recorded all the Arabic voiceover to remove the extra echo.
  • Hand to Hand Combat: Fully revamped hand to hand fighting system with brand new animations, full camera orbit control, more fluid response and streamlined special moves .
  • Shooting System: Re-balanced all the weapons to allow for weapon specific range, accuracy, reverb zones, recoil, auto, semi-auto and manual targeting, and brand new weapon SFX.
  • Driving System: Improved car handling, no more flipping when turning at very high speeds, orbit camera, Better driving enemy AI, Tire tracks, Full Physical Damage Model for the player car with smoke, sparks on colliding with other cars, props and buildings.

PC/Mac Exclusive Features:

  • Supports Full HD 1920X1080 at 60 FPS
  • 4X the texture resolution of the console version
  • High Quality Anti Aliasing
  • Very High Resolution Shadows
  • Motion Blur
  • Screen Space Ambient Occlusion
  • Ambient Obscurance
  • Screen Space Reflections
  • Vignetting
  • Chromatic Abberation
  • Lens Dirt Layer
  • Fog effect
  • Anaglyph 3D Glasses Support
  • Exclusive "Tangier Night" survival level
  • Damage effect shown on the player car when hit by other cars or objects
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System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or 8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 4000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 9 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or 8
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz Quad Core processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / ATI Radeon HD 5850, 1 GB VRAM, Shader Model 3 Support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac Mountain Lion 10.8, Mac Lion 10.7, Mac Snow Leopard 10.6
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 4000
    • Storage: 9 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac Mountain Lion 10.8, Mac Lion 10.7, Mac Snow Leopard 10.6
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz Quad Core processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / ATI Radeon HD 5850, 1 GB VRAM, Shader Model 3 Support
    • Storage: 12 GB available space

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