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.
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Positive (11) - 72% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (180) - 85% of the 180 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 19, 2016

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October 11

Patch 1.4 - The Explorer’s Journal



Patch 1.4 is now live, and with it comes a handy new and often requested feature - the Explorer's Journal.

Whenever you read a book/note/PC/etc, a copy of it will be stored for easy access at any time in that chapter. Simply click the book icon on the left hand side of the inventory bar to bring up the Journal UI. From here you can look through all the books and notes you have found in the chapter!



In addition, certain clues found throughout each chapter will also be automatically added as notes in the Journal after you locate them in game, reducing the amount of hand scribbled notes you need to keep lying around :steamhappy:



This update also includes a few other bug fixes and changes (including, you may have noticed, a new logo and desktop icon!) read below for the full patch notes.


Patch Notes

UI
  • Explorer’s Journal added. After a book/note/etc has been read once it will be accessible via the Journal while within that chapter. Click the book icon on the left side of the UI to open the Journal UI, or use the J hotkey.
  • Increased texture resolution of inventory item icons.

Gameplay
  • Changed the text on the laboratory PC in Chapter 3 to more clearly indicate the two steps necessary to access it.
  • Added visual markers to the concentric circle puzzle in the sewer to aid with alignment.

Other
  • New logo and desktop icon!
  • Scene file size optimisations
  • Other minor tweaks and bug fixes
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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.

Winner: Best Game (PC/Mac)
- Golden PA Awards, 2017 -
As voted by the Planete Aventure community

Winner: Best Puzzles
- Golden PA Awards, 2017 -
As voted by the Planete Aventure community

Winner: Best French Localization
- Golden PA Awards, 2017 -
As voted by the Planete Aventure community

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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