Aporia: Beyond The Valley is a first person adventure puzzle game, set in a beautifully realised world and with a story told without text or dialogue.
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Positive (36 reviews) - 94% of the 36 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 19, 2017

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August 8

Patch Notes - 1.0.2

Version 1.0.2 - Released 29th July

  • Continued optimization, following tweaks to shadow generation.
  • Some stabilization improvements.
  • Texture revisions on several 3D assets.
  • Colliders and physical proxies revised on several models.
  • Particles on geometry should render correctly more often.
  • First round of advanced graphical options exposed under “Advanced Graphics Settings”. Including Anti-Aliasing level, Motion Blur and SSDO.
  • Large temple/cathedral now correctly cast shadows from geometry on high specs.
  • Lighting in start cutscene slightly adjusted.
  • Loading music was deemed redundant and removed as it stopped abruptly.
  • Reset-code implemented in case of further issues for smaller puzzles.
  • Ladders tweaked to be less annoying. More changes to follow.
  • Vegetation added to cover up water edge in second chapter.
  • Further floating vegetation hunting resulted in more for deletion.
  • Grass in last chapter’s puzzle re-enabled.

A few changes may not apply to existing save games in chapter 3 "The Long Walk".
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July 24

Patch Notes - 1.01

Here are the patch notes for Version 1.01:

  • Random crashes should occur less frequently!
  • General performance increases following tweaks to shadows and directional occlusion.

The following will apply only to new games or saves made before the second chapter. Existing saves in the chapter called “The Long Walk” will not have these fixes, but players can continue playing if no issues are appearing.

  • Water Puzzle handle should no longer disappear. If it does, that part of the puzzle is solved by default and no longer blocks progress.
  • The Water Puzzle Layer now loads correctly. Area shapes reconfigured to not overlap.
  • The grate at the Water Puzzle now stays gone when the water has been activated. Before it reappeared and locked players that went back into the cave.
  • Auto-save triggers in the Mine (trap-floor puzzle) have been moved to circumvent an issue with ropes and the suspended platforms.
  • AI exclusion zone has been added around a ruin that caused a big FPS drop.

If you wish to reset the chapter called “The Long Walk” and get the fixes hit the ½-key (or ~ key) and carefully type in “map aporiaopenworld1b” without quotes and hit enter. This will reset progress and restart the chapter.

Alternatively, a save game with preset progress will be provided within 24 hours.

The patch is live now.
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Reviews

“Some great puzzles, and a beautiful world with stunning visuals, makes this a game I will find hard not to recommend to any gamer.”
90% – Games Bulletin

“The world of Aporia: Beyond the Valley is as inviting as it is beautiful.”
n3rdabl3

“Aporia: Beyond the Valley is a visual treat that gives you plenty to think about.”
7.5/10 – God Is A Geek

About This Game

"... could well cement itself among the top puzzle adventure games of the longstanding genre." - PC Gamer (Preview)

“The most striking thing about Aporia, to me, is that the Myst comparison feels right.” Kotaku (Preview)

“The overall ambition and premise of the game have definitely caught our attention, as it’s a gorgeous world with an interesting narrative approach.” - Game Reactor (Preview)



Aporia: Beyond The Valley brings a unique approach to the art of storytelling, by not using dialogue or text. It offers new, interesting puzzle mechanics, and elaborate environmental storytelling within an immersive world.

The mystical world of Ez’rat Qin - once a mighty civilization, now a crumbled ruin.

You awake after hundreds of years of sleep, in an abandoned land and no memory of your past. Immersed in this world of dark beauty, thrilling mystery and ancient puzzles, you embark on a quest to find out what happened in this world, and to discover who you are.

Aporia: Beyond The Valley is a first person puzzle game set in the world of Ez’rat Qin. Explore a world filled with strange nature, ancient technology, and haunted by a spirit roaming the fog-covered forest. With a whole new story and puzzle mechanics, Aporia: Beyond The Valley presents players with the challenge of actively exploring and piecing together a non-linear story of what happened in this mysterious world.



Key Features -
  • An immersive, detailed world created in CryEngine.
  • Explore a story about humanity, technology and civilization told without text or dialogue. Uncover clues, devise theories, and make up your own mind.
  • Avoid traps and solve brain twisting puzzles made to make you question what happened in The Valley.
  • Explore bizarre architecture and overgrown nature, choosing your own path in the game’s non-linear world.
  • Completely original musical score.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or above (64bit OS)
    • Processor: Dual Core 3Ghz Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or similar
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or above (64bit OS)
    • Processor: Intel i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 or similar
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
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