Lead an expedition and explore an arctic island full of wildlife. Build and customize your base camp, hunt and gather resources, place data collection systems across the island. Use your kayak to reach icebergs and glaciers. Become a true explorer.
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Release Date:
Nov 24, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Its just the perfect platform to develop this project. From getting the funds needed for development to all the feedback and suggestions players make. This is the right place to feed and take care of Eternal Winter until its ready to be released into the wild.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“before late 2017”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will feature both a single player and a Co-op mode (4 playrs).e”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“A fully playable single player survival mode is available, the build is very stable and the basic features are all working (saving system,etc).”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The current price will definitely increase once the full version is out.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We are open to every bit of feedback we can get. Any idea, critique or recommendation will be extremely useful.”
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November 10

New name! and alpha v.8b

After months of consideration we finally decided to change the game’s name. Our old name was born with a much different game, a game that was just a “survival” with nothing unique to offer other than a different transportation system (the sled). We were very inexperienced when we launched that game into early access back in 2014, and as we developed the game we also developed our skills and we got a better vision of what we could and wanted to do with this project.
With “Arctico” we are trying to make a calm exploration and base building game, a game you can play at your own pace, a game that offers beautiful lonely silent landscapes, a game that rewards you for studying and exploring this island.
We know there is lots to improve, and we are committed to get the job done. Below are some of the things we will be working on as the year comes to an end and a new year begins.

-Coop mode fixes and improvements.
-Base personalization.
-Abandoned items and stories from previous explorers and scientist.

Thank you to all the steam users who have showed their support for the project, a large part of why we keep going are your words of encouragement.

And this is the alpha v.8b changelog

-New resource: ore
-Ore can be mined by placing a mining drill in favorable locations.
-Simplified inventory UI
-New binoculars model
-New water tank model and fixed distance placing issues
-Improved solar panel model
-Item selling prices have been balanced
-Modified sled camera position
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November 3

alpha v.8a

-Fixed wind energy systems and antenna not loading properly after repaired.
-Fixed seal loot bug
-Reduced walrus health
-Faster bow shooting speed
-Low nutrition/ dehydration and low health now affect your vision
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About This Game

The main objective in Arctico is to collect data about this inhospitable island and its ecosystem while expanding your base.

This vast landscape is yours to explore, and with your dogs and your kayak there is no unreachable location. Place data collection systems such as camera traps and weather monitors, set up your main base, take care of your dogs and ensure the success of the expedition.

some features:
-Base building customization and management
-Dog sled: 4 loyals dogs that will provide swift transportation, you just have to take care of their basic needs.
-Working 2 player online co-op

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 4xxx Series w/ 512MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any on-board chip will work
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: i5 quad core 2.60ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 555/ or 1gb VRAM
    • Sound Card: Anything with Surround capabilites
    • OS: OSX 10.9.3
    • Processor: Core i5 @ 2.2GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: OSX 10.9.3
    • Processor: Core i7 @ 2.7GHz+
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: standalone GPU with 1gb VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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