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
User reviews: Mixed (222 reviews) - 63% of the 222 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 21, 2014

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"If you are a fan of the Monkey Island Series, you might want to give AR-K a try! It's a hillarious Point and Click Adventure game set in the future!"
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July 17

New launcher and great deals!

Now, you can access to AR-K: The Great Escape with the first AR-K launcher.

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July 15

73% OFF on AR-K: The Great Escape

We want to say a big "THANK YOU" to all the users who support us in the first game.
For this reason, we offer AR-K: The Great Escape 73% OFF during the first week. (10% discount release + 63% if you own the game)

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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

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Atom
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 3300 MB available space
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 3300 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
There are adventure games with solutions to puzzles you only understand after seeing how your combining everything with everything turns out,,, in this game you're even clueless about it after you see what happens.
This is a horrible abomination of an adventure game with a story that even after two episodes can be summarized in one short sentence.
The only positive aspect is the animation that makes it seem like this is worth money.
It's not.

If you're having a big urge right now to play an adventure of a developer you don't know, browse the genre, close your eyes and buy whatever you click on. It will be better (as long as you weren't really unlucky and clicked on this one).
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Every game has it's flaws; well, most of them do anyway. This game definitely isn't an exception. The big one is this: some of these puzzles are just not at all intuitive; and if you absolutely refuse to use any guide then you might end up walking away from the game in frustration. I'd definitely wish the game was a little better about the puzzles' being intuitive.

In episode 1, it's that clues are really vague and don't really tell you what you need to know... In episode two, some of the puzzle solutions are even less intuitive, but the developer thought it could solve that by adding a narrator. You can ask the narrator to comment on quests or items, but in some cases he'll have nothing to say and in others it kind of remains vague. What's worse though; "asking the narrator" takes you out of the flow of the game, it's not fun and it's the wrong solution for the problem of the first episode.

So, that's the big problem with this game... But despite that I still recommend it. Why? Well, the game has a ton of "charm". I really like the visual style, the voice actors/actresses are good, the game has a really good sense of humor, the characters are fun and all different, it has funny references and the short videos are well placed, humorous and don't take too long.

Heck, you know what? In a lot of aspects, this game reminds me of Day of the Tentacle. If you're not familiar with that game, it's one of the best classic games in this genre. The fact that this game (AR-K) reminds me of DOTT I think is indicative of the great atmosphere this game creates with it's scenes and characters.

I might not recommend this game if it were an expensive game; but let's be honest. The game is cheap enough that, even if you don't like it, it doesn't hurt the wallet too much. Personally though? I really enjoyed / enjoy this game (am currently playing through episode 3).
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Enjoyable point and click adventure game full of humor.
Similar to the old Monkey Island games.

I really enjoyed playing the game and can't wait for the next episodes,
Audio and visuals fit together very well and has a good storyline.

Excellent game and well worth the Crowdfunding and Steam Greenlight to get it going.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Short version: 68%
AR-K is a game made with lots of love but little skill. There is potential in the story and the setting– the struggles of an attractive investigative journalist student in a utopian space society–, it’s just these two episodes couldn’t use this potential too much.

Long version:
AR-K is a game made with love. Sadly that is all that was used in the creation of it since the technical implementation is… well…

First, the good:
  • The dialogues are great. It shows that Greg Rucka, an acclaimed writer lent a hand with them.
  • The voice acting is superb, especially on the protagonist, Alicia.
Now, the bad:
  • The visuals. Playing AR-K is like travelling 20 years back in time. It is like those very badly animated full-CGI 3D shows of the early 90s with a very Barbie-like distorted character design.
  • Alicia’s character. She is so sassy and snarky that she almost cracks the monitor. She also likes to shove her sexuality (and her gigantic boobs) in everyone’s face.
  • The plot. It takes us a whole episode to even learn where this story is taking place. And by the end of Episode 2 all we have is a McGuffin, but no clue on what this story is supposed to be about.
  • The puzzles. Partly because the interface is horrid, partly because the tame adventure game logic escalates to Gabriel Knight 3 levels of insanity.

I want to give this game a better score. I love AR-K so far. The enthusiasm of the creators is radiating through the screen. But they really need to hire an actual game designer to make this work.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Really good game, I enjoyed every minute of it even it feels that the hints it gives toward your next move are a little bit 'foggy' to understand (I admit i had to use a guide 2 times in the second chapter, but it must be noted that I am not an avid adventure player).

The 2nd chapter evolved the game with some new features and according to the creator this will continue!

I enjoied the humor and even the interactions of the futuristic environment and I am certain that I will play this again in the future.

I will update this once I play chap 3!
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