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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.
Release Date: Jun 10, 2014
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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 the 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 26 areas to discover and 187 items, including food, resources, tools, clothes, gear and furniture. There's also an 'Endless' game mode which removes all narrative to focus on simply surviving through the ever fiercer ages.

You can download the demo and find alternate webstore purchase options at the Echo of the Wilds homepage.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 1.2GHz processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 8-compatible graphics card with at least 32MB of video memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 60 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
959 products in account
1 review
3.2 hrs on record
I have to admit, this game has largely exceeded my expectations, and this was just in the first couple of hours. I was ready to quickly label it as one of the many wannabe-artsy games that focus on a (sometimes cryptic) story and have little-to-no thought about the actual gameplay, a genre that has become so popular lately, but even though it's a little pretentious in its use of words, it is definitely way more than that.

Surviving is, in fact, not so easy at all, you'll have to plan your day carefully and act accordingly (and hope nothing else distracts you along the way).
I especially liked the twist on the map exploration and crafting mechanics, you only have a limited number of slots to "remember" places or tools you found and you have to decide what to keep in order to help your survival.

What else can I say? It also has an honest price, in my opinion, for what it offers, so it can be a nice little addition to the library.
Posted: June 12th, 2014
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
381 products in account
35 reviews
0.9 hrs on record
I have been playing this game for a while before the Steam release. It has a retro "arty" feel to it and is quite beautiful to look at. It is kind of a crafting/survival simulation. You basically craft items from things you find and, considering my skills at the game, wait for your eventual death. It is not a very good description of the game, but that is basically what it is about. I really do recommend this game. It is quickly becoming one of my favorites.
Posted: June 11th, 2014
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
330 products in account
2 reviews
5.7 hrs on record
As simple as the game seems at first, you'll soon be making mad dashes for berries as the sun sets and genuinely wondering whether or not you'll be able to survive through the next day. Cursing your tools for breaking just before felling a tree, finding out that you don't have enough wood to keep your tootsies warm all night..

The gameplay is pretty simple, you're gathering for most of the game with your hands or with the relentlessly degrading tools you can make. The rewards of your survival are even more tools to help you survive longer, so it can be hard to feel like you're really getting anywhere until you manage to get your 10th character to actually make it through the harsh winter. Then it's time to prepare for the next winter.
Posted: June 13th, 2014
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
5 products in account
1 review
68.3 hrs on record
Love love love this game Finally beat the game on story mode and it was frustrating at first but the key to this game is not to give up. Learn from your mistakes and regroup from a new plan and start a new.
Posted: June 17th, 2014
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
121 products in account
9 reviews
2.7 hrs on record
I can't give the best review for this game yet...but after I've played it a bit longer I'll be sure to update it^ ^
So let me give a quick overview so far of the game!
To me,it's a hybrid of "Superbrothers:Sword & Sworcery" and "Don't Starve",two games that I love very much.
The work and details put into the soundtrack and pixelated art are fantastic!
I haven't gotten a clear grasp on the storyline...but so far it's quite intruiging.
The only thing that I'd have to complain about this game is that daytime is a bit too short....it adds to the difficulty...but gets annoying when you need more time to scavenge.

Anyways,this is just a early summary of my gameplay so far and hope to update a tad later!
I "do" recommend this gamer who love pixelated beauty and a solid survival game!
Happy Gaming! (^ . ^)v
Posted: June 13th, 2014
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