Escape to another place. Become enthralled in an award-winning Adventure-Puzzle game set in a gorgeous 3D environment. Explore a vast castle riddled with secret vaults and hidden rooms. Solve elaborate puzzles, locate lost treasures, and unravel the mystery of The Eyes of Ara.
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Very Positive (100) - 86% of the 100 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 19, 2016

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October 17

Art Book DLC + New Language Options!



Exciting news: The Eyes of Ara patch 1.3.00 is now live! Along with a few minor fixes, this patch includes support for an additional 7 languages, bringing to the total number to 10!

In addition to the patch, this update also sees the launch of the new Art Book DLC. Previously only available to the game’s Kickstarter backers, the artbook is now available for Steam users to grab a hold of too!

Read all about the latest update below:

New DLC: The Art and Design of The Eyes of Ara
Discover the hidden secrets behind the design and development of The Eyes of Ara in this detailed art book. Featuring beautiful high resolution images, development sketches, design notes, developer insights, and behind-the-scenes commentary from the game’s creator.

This 46 page book includes sections focusing on the game’s pre-production, level design, puzzle design, story, collectibles, environments, the Eyes, and more! An excellent companion piece for fans of The Eyes of Ara.

Purchase The Art and Design of The Eyes of Ara separately, or pick it up as part of the Deluxe Edition and get this, the other DLC, and the game all together for a discounted price!



New Language Options Now Available

Good news! The Eyes of Ara now supports multiple new languages. Players can now hunt down lost secrets and unravel the mysteries of the old castle in French, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian-Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. This is in addition to German and Russian support which was introduced in Patch 1.2.00.

Languages can be switched in the Display Settings from the main menu.
The Eyes of Ara Free Demo has also been updated with the new languages.

As an additional bonus, the Castle Maps DLC has also been localised into all supported languages!

Read the full patch notes here.
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October 17

Patch 1.3.00 - The World Traveler's Update



Patch 1.3.00 is now live! And with it comes support for a whole host of new and often requested languages. Read the full patch notes below:

Patch Notes

New Languages Supported
Added support for:
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Brazilian-Portuguese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Korean
  • Japanese

Languages can be switched in the Display Settings from the main menu.

In addition, the Castle Maps DLC is available in all supported languages, including German and Russian which were introduced in patch 1.2.00.


Gameplay changes
  • Increased the zoom range of books
  • Changed the code sheet in the gem room in Chapter 3 to use symbols rather than letters (this should help players playing the game in non-latin based languages)

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the text on some in-game PC screens to not display correctly.
  • Fixed inconsistent fonts when playing the game in some languages.
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Reviews

“The Eyes of Ara finds itself one of the best indie games of the summer.”
9.1/10 – Gamers Paradise

“The Eyes of Ara is a very impressive piece of work, presenting a series of puzzles so fiendish and intricate that it's hard not to be intimidated by the mind from which they sprang.”
8/10 – Game Informer Magazine

“The Eyes of Ara succeeds in providing just the right balance of difficulty in its puzzles while expertly weaving them into the environment.”
85% – RPG Fan

Awards & Accolades

Winner: Australian Indie Showcase
- PAX Aus, 2016 -
Highlighting the best of the Australian & New Zealand Indie scene, the Australian Indie Showcase brings select titles chosen by industry vets to the show floor.

Winner: Best Style
- Haogamers Western Indie Awards, 2016 -
"The Eyes of Ara is a masterclass in art design, the realizations of one man’s personal interests in game form."

Nominee: Excellence in Art
- Australian Game Developer Awards, 2016 -
The Australian Game Developer Awards are an annual celebration of the talent that makes up the Australian game development industry.

Winner: Made With Unity Showcase
- Unite Melbourne, 2016 -
Highlighting projects that excel in innovation, creativity, beauty, and fun.

AVSN Award
- adventurespiele.net -
Overall rating: 96%

More Reviews

"The Eyes of Ara stands to be one of the best indie games of the summer."
- 90%, Gizorama

“Exploring the environment, discovering things both strange and wonderful, is genuinely fascinating”
- IGN

“Each scene is gorgeous. The modeling and light are exquisite. The detail is wonderful. And the quality is consistent from start to finish.”
- Just Adventure

"The Eyes of Ara is a polished title"
- 80%, Pixel Pop Network

"it offers immense satisfaction as it puts players through their paces with its wickedly difficult puzzles, particularly in its final stages."
- Adventure Gamers

"If you are looking for a challenging and immersive experience that provides several hours of gameplay, The Eyes of Ara is your game. It’s one of the few games that makes earning all of the Steam achievements worth it."
- 80%, Only Single Player

"What could be better? I spent about 13 hours exploring the castle and unravelling its interior, and I suspect I will indeed spend quite a few more."
- Game Boomers

About This Game



The Eyes of Ara invites you to escape to another place. Become enthralled in an award-winning Adventure-Puzzle game set in a gorgeous 3D environment. Explore a vast and ancient castle riddled with secret vaults and hidden rooms. Solve elaborate puzzles, locate lost treasures, and unravel an ancient mystery.

Weave your way through a tale of mystery and discovery. Solve numerous and varied puzzles to reveal long forgotten secrets. Locate the lost keepsakes of the former occupants, and discover stories of those who once called the castle home.

Story

Alone on a remote island stands an ancient weathered castle, steeped in legend, shrouded in mystery. For years it has remained quiet and undisturbed, and yet still the townspeople recall old stories of restless dreams, violent storms, and the eerie glow of ghostly lights dancing in the mist. Recently a mysterious radio signal has begun broadcasting from somewhere within the ancient walls. Something inside the castle has awoken, and someone needs to venture inside to uncover the truth…

Key Features

  • Countless Secrets to Discover
    Weave your way through a complex web of puzzles to unlock the castle’s ultimate truth... or choose your own path. The Eyes of Ara does not hold your hand: Go in search of secret vaults and hidden passageways, locate all of the lost keepsakes, or entwine yourself in the history of the castle and its former occupants.

  • Immersive Environments and Organic Storytelling
    Delve into an intriguing tale set within a richly detailed, immersive environment. Explore abandoned rooms, discover lost writings, and recover forgotten keepsakes to piece together the stories of those who once called the castle home.

  • Tactile Gameplay
    Manipulate complex mechanisms, solve elaborate puzzles, and interact directly with the environment in a tactile, hands-on experience.

  • Minimalist Interface
    Investigate the castle’s secrets through a sleek, minimalist interface that with a click, can be hidden entirely off-screen.

The Eyes of Ara is a game about exploration, puzzle solving, and discovery. Will you pay heed to the unsettling tales and legends surrounding the castle, or will you set fear aside and venture in with an open and inquisitive mind to uncover the truth for yourself?

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: WindowsXP SP2 or later
    • Processor: 2.40GHz Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card with Shader model 3.0 support and at least 256MB of Memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Intel i5 3.20GHz Processor or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDA GeForce GTX 750 equivalent or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7 or later
    • Processor: 2.40GHz Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card with Shader model 3.0 support and at least 256MB of Memory
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.11 or later
    • Processor: 3.20GHz Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 M390 equivalent or higher
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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