Filled with mystery, humor, and suspense, and brought to life in rich 3D-animation, AR-K is a point-and-click story game with a twist
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Mixed (282 reviews) - 60% of the 282 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 21, 2014

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April 15

BULLSHOT RELEASE! EXCLUSIVE 66% LOYALTY DISCOUNT AR-K USERS

Hello, buddies!

Since this Thursday we have a new member in Gato Salvaje’s family, a shoot ‘em up game called BULLSHOT, which is an AR-K spin-off, came to light. We are gonna celebrate it with a very special and limited time offer only for the ones who already have the old AR-K episodes.



BULLSHOT, is a run ‘n gun retro game where you’ll have to help our friend “Franky the bull”, one of the main characters of AR-K, to annihilate hordes of Cardesians, robots, zombies and many other enemies.



So, this is the deal, if you have the old AR-K installments, then you're about to receive an EXCLUSIVE 66% LOYALTY DISCOUNT for AR-K: The Great Escape.

Since we don’t use to release new games very often, this is probably the best chance you’ll get to catch AR-K: The Great Escape in a long time.

If that’s not enough, we remind you that AR-K: The Great Escape was one of the most interesting adventure games released in 2015 according to the critics, ranked within the Metacritic Top 100 PC games for 2015.

Don't forget this loyalty discount expires in 7 days, so move fast!!

Kindly,
Gato Salvaje Studio

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February 3

JANUARY 2016 UPDATE: AWARDS, PLANS AND LOYALTY DISCOUNT!

Hey buddies! We have a bunch of good news for you.

Let us say 2015 was a fine year for AR-K! At the same time we are about to reach the milestone of 100.000 units distributed, the third installment of the AR-K saga “The Great Escape” received really good critics, which placed it among the top PC games at Metacritic site. Even more, “AR-K: THE GREAT ESCAPE” was awarded as “GAME OF THE YEAR” and “PC GAME OF THE YEAR” among the spanish videogames released in 2015 by specialist site DeVuego, and nominee for the best screenplay at Granada Gaming Fest.

For those reasons we would like to give all the 1st and 2nd AR-K installment gamers a SPECIAL LOYALTY DISCOUNT in order to thank your trust with us and check all the improvements that made “AR-K: The Great Escape” as one of the most interesting adventure games released in 2015.

Last but not least, we wanna let you know that we are currently working in the 4th and final AR-K episode, to be released by this spring. And after that we have plans to remodel and improve AR-K 1st and 2nd episodes with better graphic assets, gameplay and almost all the improvements from the third installment. Of course this will be free for all AR-K users! ;)

Best wishes,
Gato Salvaje

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About This Game

AR-K is a classical point and click adventure with an updated twist.

IMPORTANT:This pack includes episodes 1 and 2 of AR-K
  • AR-K: Gone With The Sphere
  • AR-K: The Girl Who Wasn't There

Episode 3 is now available on Steam!
AR-K: The Great Escape

Alicia Van Volish is a former cop and current journalism student who wakes up after a one-night stand with a terrible hangover and a lot of questions: How much did she drink? Did she really take that guy home with her? What was his name? And what, exactly, is the Golden Sphere, the mysterious object that seems the source of all Alicia’s woes?

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Atom
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 3300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 3300 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
48 of 58 people (83%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
38.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
There's a character in AR-K who force-feeds her roommate vomit, sics her large dog on the same depressed roomie while he's perched on a second story window so that he falls, sleeps with a guy in order to ransack his apartment and kill his pets, and tricks her friend into getting arrested. The villain, you say? Actually, no. It's the protagonist.
Another reviewer described the main character, Alicia Von Volish, as unrelatable, but for me it's worse than that. She is manipulative, narcissistic, destructive, petty, condescending, smug, crass, and cruel. The protagonist is a monster.
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72 of 111 people (65%) found this review helpful
138 people found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2015
I thought it was the game with dinosaurs...
Im really dumb sometime
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2015
I won this game on Steamgifts, during a massive giveaway by the developers. I never regretted to have activated that key. Though the first chapter could have been... something that would have triggered a negative review.

You're Alicia, a young student in journalism, once a promising police officer, framed for something she didn't do. Being detested by her teacher but appreciated by her friends, loved by her dog, Alicia will be confronted to her nightmare: the sphere that ended her career... and when you think that she just wanted to make sure that she wouldn't be failing her year...

In the second chapter, Alicia is slowly uncovering the truth about her boyfriend of the day, one company that seems to hide something, without forgetting the police that is perhaps involved (at least, the higher-ups).

The game is a standard point-&-click, you discuss, you take items, you combine them, you try to trick people, you use your dog as a sidekick and... well, you hack terminals. The only problem stands in the difficulty of using the inventory (don't ask me why I got a serious problem to take stuff out of the bag or to combine them) or at one moment, during the second chapter, to get an item.

But the first chapter depicted a heroin that seemed to have a big ego, like she was a snob, so sure of herself. The second chapter shows someone more humble and caring. I couldn't relate to her in the first chapter, as her ego wasn't even comical.

The graphics are good, colorful but the cinematics are for me, a little more greyish. The soundtrack is good too.

There is a problem with the achievements: the one with the jokes was a mystery for everyone as people unlocked it without knowing why it has triggered after many many tries, however, someone found the right procedure, but it took months. To find how an achievement works, you don't have to look into the code of the save file. That's what happened here.

Anyway, I find 10 bucks perhaps a little high for the game, though the second chapter is saving game. Now, it's up to me to do the Great Escape, which is the third chapter and the famous achievement of idling during 8 hours ingame, without exiting. Developers and their crazy ideas of achievement....
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24 of 41 people (59%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
I've seen some write ups suggesting this gets better after episode 1, but I'm not going to find out, since playing all the way through episode 1 isn't going to happen. Can't think of a more vile main character in an adventure game offhand.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
AR-K is a game that I recommend because:
- is a method to banish boredom
- it has trading cards
- it is point & click
- it has adventure
- it has a female protagonist

Enjoy!
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