Echo of the Wilds is a puzzly narrativy adventure, featuring randomised wilderness survival. Explore and survive this mysterious tale of wilds. Gather resources to build gear and sustain yourself, learning new skills, lore and the intertwining interactions between the various areas, seasons, and weather.
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Very Positive (108 reviews) - 86% of the 108 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 10, 2014

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June 13

Endless & Casual modes

Two new game modes have been added, Endless and Casual modes.

Casual mode is aimed for those who the find some of the basic survival elements a bit frustrating, such as collecting wood for the fire. It's still a challenge to beat the game though as much of the game's difficulty stems from discovering the various purposes of each of the biomes and of course the puzzle elements.

Endless mode is a different way of playing the game altogether. All of the story elements are stripped from the game and you have no real purpose other than to simply see how long you can survive the ever expanding abyss of Winter.

Both modes are a little experimental so feedback is welcomed if you spot issues or have suggestions. :]

///// Casual mode makes the following gameplay changes:
- There's no need to collect wood for the camp fire (it's eternally lit blue).
- Eating is 75% more effective. Drinking is 150% more effective.
- All stamina loss is reduced by 25%.
- Overnight hunger is increased by 75%.
- Tool Altar: You don't need to bestow food to learn bushcraft, instead you can scroll through and learn any available crafts. The thirst expense for learning craft is halved.
- Built tools are inexhaustible (e.g. axes).
- Traveling to the save altar takes no time.
- Nightfall takes three times as long before it becomes too dark to see.
- Paper can be reused infinitely.
- Various minor balance bits & bobs.

///// Endless mode makes the following gameplay changes:
- All story scenes removed.
- The length of seasons are halved.
- Winter will eventually turn to Spring. The length of Winter increases each year.
- Talisman pieces are replaced by Sun Totems which reduce the duration of Winter.
- The game is automatically saved every morning.
- Clothes and goat blanky degrade over time.
- Doubles chance of weather events.
- All natural food sources removed during Winter.
- Various minor balance bits & bobs.

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“Echo Of The Wilds is a mysterious, beautiful game that isn’t easily boxed and isn’t quite like anything else I’ve ever played. A strong narrative runs through it, nothing is as it seems and as the mysticism and nightmares pile up the reward is a glimpse through a window into a weird and wonderful world.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Echo of the Wilds is gorgeous, a beautifully crafted survival sim with an expansive narrative and unique style. The story will appeal to those who like cryptic psychological tales and the writing is another strong point, a contrast of epic and unconventional that's entertaining, effective, and adds a lot of humor.”
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About This Game

Echo of the Wilds is a puzzly narrativy adventure, featuring randomised wilderness survival.

Finding yourself in mysterious forests you must unfurl a spiritual tale of solace before the unending winter consumes all. There a spirit guide will help you learn the skills of survival and the secrets of the wilds: why you awakened there, their purpose, and how to finally be free from its clutches and malevolent apparitions.

The gameplay focuses on exploration and survival of the randomised wilds. Gathering resources to build gear and sustain yourself, learning new skills and the intertwining interactions between the various areas, seasons, and weather. The game includes 40+ areas to discover and 225+ items, including food, resources, tools, clothes, gear and furniture.

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
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