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 (75 reviews) - 84% of the 75 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 19, 2016

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April 11

Deluxe Edition, DLC, + Russian and German translations!

The Eyes of Ara patch 1.2.00 is now live, and with it comes some big developments:



Introducing The Eyes of Ara Deluxe Edition
This combo pack includes a copy of The Eyes of Ara, plus both new DLC packs: The Original Soundtrack and Castle Maps (details on these below). Get them all together in this bundle pack for a 10% discount!

New DLC: The Eyes of Ara Original Soundtrack
Experience The Eyes of Ara’s beautiful, sweeping score with this Original Soundtrack by the game's composer, Matt Caradus. Provided in both high quality 320kbps MP3 format and uncompressed FLAC format.



New DLC: Castle Maps
Delve even deeper into the mystery of The Eyes of Ara. Hunt down lost secrets and explore the castle like never before with these beautiful, hand-drawn maps of the game's three primary chapters. Each map comes in both a full-colour poster version and a printable black & white version with ample space to note down clues, secrets, and hidden rooms.



Patch 1.2.00: Russian & German Translations now available!
The Eyes of ara patch 1.2.00 just dropped, and with it comes one of the most requested features: the Russian and German translations. Click here to read the full patch notes.

The Eyes of Ara Free Demo has also been updated with all of this patch’s features, including the translations.


Happy gaming!

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April 11

The Eyes of Ara patch 1.2.00 - Russian and German Localisation

Good news! The two most requested translations for The Eyes of Ara are now available. Russian and German speaking players can now enjoy the game in their native language. A big thanks to Alexander Preymak for the Russian translation, and Nina Neuwirth for the German translation.

Along with the new languages, this patch also includes a few minor tweaks and fixes, full details as follows:

Patch Notes

General
  • Added dust mote particles to many rooms
  • Game window will no longer minimize when clicking outside of the game window
  • Camera will no longer auto-rotate when mousing outside of the game window, such as onto a second monitor.
  • Mac: Mousing over the edge of the screen will no longer cause the dock to appear

Localisation
  • Russian and German translations now available. Languages can be switched in the Display settings from the main menu.

Demo
  • The Eyes of Ara Free Demo has also been updated with all of this patch’s features, including the translations.

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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.

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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