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.
User reviews: Very Positive (81 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 10, 2014

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"It’s an experience that imprints its greatest moments directly onto the memory as if they’ve been lived a thousand times."
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March 16

Echo of the Wilds - v5

- Steam Achievements added.
- New Areas: The Further, Branular Grove, Ashy Sculpture, Foresty Sculpture, Jungles Gateway, Jungly Obelisk, Jungles Talisman
- The three existing talisman areas have been redesigned/expanded.
- Endly Altar: Added sub-area.
- New Tools: Spine Fisher.
- New Items: Communicative Device, Crayfish Meat (Cooked).
- Fair few minor bits and bobs changes.

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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

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
    • 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: 100 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
38.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
First of all, I hate creepy games and bland side scrollers so this game is absloutly astounding! Its magnificent! I Reccomend the 8.00$ To get this (Honestly its very generous for a game this good)



Pros:
*Bugs get fixed very Quickly (I Mentioned a bug on the fourm and within less than 24 hours it was fixed, talk about awesome devs)
*Music- any game without music is really bland and gets boring quick, this game's music is mysterious.
*Amazing puzzles- This game some how incorperates awesome puzzles into a 2D sidescrolling survival enviroment.
*Not-Abandonded- Most games get abandonded quickly after they come out, but the devs constantly roam the fourms, and updates come out every 3-4 months.
*Survival- This game is survival one of my faveriote genres.
*Many areas to explore- I haven't even explored them all yet!

Cons:
*Not many/None guides.
*Not much community on the fourm to help you out (Community does not mean awesome devs)
*Near Iron man mode- Doesn't auto save however you can save manually (I Think saves are limited but don't take my word on it... I Don't save often enough)
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
A seriously trippy wilderness survival game. It's totally far out and yet strangely relaxing. I imagine if Bob Ross were to ever create a game about wilderness survival, this would be it.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Great game with a tranquil soundtrack and colorful old school inspired graphics, a retro style survival game worth a playthrough or two.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
When I first bought this game about a year ago it was too difficult, but several updates later I have given it another go. It is very playable now. Still a challenging game, but the survival aspect no longer overpowers the puzzle/discovery parts. The style is cool, and the story is unique. Definitely worth buying even at the full price (totally a steal on sale).

Only warning is that there isn't a very interactive community around the game unless you want to come in and make one. The wiki is pretty empty and there is only 1 basic guide. You will be alone in the wildy :P Well almost alone... [*spooky noises*]

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Echo of the Wilds is, simply put, an absolutely brilliant game. It requires extensive thought and planning to effectively survive in the wilderness. With the latest updates, death is no longer left to chance. There are a vast number of things to discover, secrets to reveal, puzzles to solve, things to craft, and objectives to complete. Throughout, the game provides a perfect amount of challenge, making the player carefully think and rethink about his every dicision. The story is compelling and strange, the music is mysterious and quite fitting, and the graphics are beautifully done. The game is dazzling.
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