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Discover the mysteries of the Atacama, explore the abandoned mining networks, evade the scorching sun and survive the environment in one of the most arid place in the world. Arid is a FREE survival game made by students from Breda University.
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Very Positive (677) - 85% of the 677 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 29, 2021
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STUDENT PROJECT

Hello!

We are a team of students from Breda University of Applied Sciences. This is our first project together and we worked on it over the course of the whole academic year. Not counting the initial phase of experimentations and prototypes, Arid has been developed in 24 weeks.

Being a student project released entirely for free, the overall scope is limited, but your passion and feedback truly helped us during the game's development.

You can meet us at our Official Discord, we would love to share this experience with you!

About This Game

Welcome to Arid, a small and contained open world survival experience set during the 1930s in one of the driest places in the world: the Atacama.

Plane Crash


It's the 30s. You are the pilot of a cargo flying 8000 meters over the Atacama*, a mysterious failure in the engine and a miraculous landing has left you stranded in one of the largest and most arid desert in the world. Will you survive the harsh temperature and conditions of this unique setting? Is there even a way out?

*We took some creative freedoms in order to extremize the harsh climate and location in which the game is set.

Survival Open World


As a singleplayer survival open world, Arid aims at delivering a semi-hardcore experience that does not handheld the players. After a guided onboarding the player will be left to explore and progress the story how they prefer. Will you find and repair all the refuges on the map? Will you explore for additional resources? How many days can you survive?

Harsh Environment


Shade in the desert is scarce, as it is water. While exploring the mountains of the Atacama, the player must survive severe dehydration, extreme temperatures, sun exposure and other kinds of natural dangers.

Avoid getting sunburn and be careful to the body temperature of the character. Stock up with resources and look for a safe place!

Weather Events


Prepare yourself, extreme temperatures and sandstorm can occurr at any time. While they're not lethal on their own, they can heavily affect a struggling survivor.

Day and Night Cycle


Survive the day to embrace the darkness of the night. Find a bed to recover energy or embrace the darkness and explore the desert at night. Vision is scarce but without dangers such as the sun exposure and high temperatures, it will be easier to find resources.

Remember to keep your torch well maintained, you will need oil to be able to explore at night or get deeper in the mining network of the Atacama.

FEATURE SUMMARY

  • Avoid sun exposure and keep your body temperature low.
  • Keep yourself well-fed and hydrated. Water will be a scarce resource!
  • Find abandoned locations and uses them as temporary refuges.
  • Consume energy with every action, find a bed and strategize how many resources are needed to recover it back.
  • Unlock different refuge facilities, such as the crafting bench, animal traps and the fireplace.
  • Prepare food and craft all the items required for your survival.
  • Hide from the lethal sandstorms.
  • Discover the stories of the people that lived in this mysterious part of the desert.



Something lies in the darkness...

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 5th gen or better / AMD Ryzen 5 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX1050 Ti / AMD Radeon 570, 4GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 5th gen or better / AMD Ryzen 5 or better
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX1060 / AMD RX 590
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space

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