Arakion is a new take on the first-person crawler genre. Similar to Grimrock, with a healthy dose of Might and Magic, and a pinch of Fable, players progress through this fairytale-like world solving puzzles, slaying monsters, and rebuilding!
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Mixed (21) - 52% of the 21 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 15, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I love Arakion and think it is a great grid-based crawler! As a solo dev, completing everything before launching a game with this much depth and content is unrealistic. So why Early Access?
• Arakion can be refined and improved through your feedback.
• The community gets to help shape new content”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The goal is to get Arakion out as soon as possible. However, I am operating under the timescale of it's done when it's done.”

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

“My hope is, that 'Arakion: Book One' finishes at 5 chapters. The EA version of the game currently includes most of Chapter One, Chapter Two as well as The Sanctuary.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“I consider Arakion in beta with ~35% of in-game content available. Most of Chapter One is complete. You can begin your journey with venturers from races like Yin and Satyr and professions like Imperator and Ethermage. Once you're done with their appearances and perks, you can begin exploring a one-of-a-kind world and unraveling its mysteries, all while you build a town and try your hand at activities like fishing, farming and raising pets.”

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

“Yes! Not only do you get to have your awesome input heard, but as thanks for your faith in Arakion, I'm giving you a huge discount! The Early Access cost is ~50% less than the final price.

The price of Arakion will go up with the initial launch of each chapter.”

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

The community is vital during Early Access! I think Arakion is great, but maybe you have thoughts on what could make it better! I appreciate any and all input so head over to the Steam discussion and chat it up, let your voice be heard so I know what you think would make Arakion better, what should be changed or any bugs you find!

There is a handy roadmap that you can see that will be adjusted based on community input.”
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  • What games are similar to Arakion?

    The core of Arakion is based on Blobber RPGs. With that said, Arakion takes inspiration from many games including Might and Magic, Dark Cloud 2, Dungeon Master and many more to create a truly unique experience.
  • What Languages Does Arakion Support?

    Arakion officially supports only English. However, you can access Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, French and German in various states of translation. Almost all text will be Translated while some will be manually translated and some machine translated.
  • Is Arakion turn-based or real-time?

    Update Two+ (currently in [beta]) includes both!
  • How many people are developing Arakion?

    Arakion is primarily developed by one person.
  • Arakion has been in development for a while, what took so long?

    I chose to take the time to develop a quality product and engine as opposed to rushing Arakion to market. I was either going to do it right or not do it at all. Players deserve a quality game, no matter how much time it takes.

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About This Game

Please note that Update Two is a massive overhaul and is currently available on the [beta] branch.

Enter the world of Arakion, a grid-based role-playing game that pays homage to classics while adding its own style with fresh mechanics. Lead a band of three heroes through a broken land, ripped apart by unknown forces. Explore a beautiful handcrafted world filled with crumbling dungeons, dense forests, ancient temples, and hidden secrets, all while attempting to build a safe-haven from the chaos.

The Story

Play as three adventurers awoken in a world torn by conflict, where the lands and rivers have been ripped from the ground. In the midst of this upheaval, there is but one desire - finding a place free from the conflict and chaos. In the search for order, your heroes must find a way to stop the destruction from continuing.

Between your intrepid adventurers and their goal exists a council of immortal beings. They are known as The Ancients. The Ancients wandered Arakion since before written history. Their plan is simple - utter annihilation for all who oppose them.

It's time to begin your story, will you be the world's salvation or destruction?

The Background

Arakion takes everything that made classic role-playing games like Might & Magic great, then adds an expansive set of new features. Lead your heroes through the breathtaking, desolated world of Arakion. Explore every alcove for the resources you need to customize your adventurers, build your town, and more. Relive the glory days of role-playing games with this one-of-a-kind experience. Arakion is a beautiful world where you will get lost in adventure and exploration.

Arakion takes inspiration from a multitude of games - everything from Dungeon Master to Fable to Dark Cloud 2. Arakion takes everything that makes those games fun and brings it into one amazing package.

  • No leveling up! Arakion features a fresh take on the Role-Playing genre that focuses on choices rather than the grind.
  • Grid-Based Gameplay! Like the classics, but updated with free-look, even while moving, so you can admire the scenery and discover its hidden secrets!
  • Control a unique party of three heroes. A wide variety of races, professions, and traits adds great diversity to the way you solve conflicts
  • Town building! Build a town that YOU think would best fit this environment. A wide array of options allows you to put the focus where you want, on anything from farming to town defense.
  • Pets! Some of Arakion's wildlife is friendly - find and rescue these little critters, then train them and take them back into the field to wipe the floor with the bad guys!
  • Crafting! Equipment in Arakion is crafted not found
  • Release in Chapters! Arakion will be released in a story format over three books and a plethora of chapters!
  • Strategic combat! Quick decisions and deep tactics combine to create a challenging and rewarding combat experience.
  • A deep story where YOU are the guide!
  • A beautiful handcrafted world to explore!
  • Recruitable NPCs!
  • Optional Hardcore mode!
  • Tons of puzzles!
  • Minigames
  • Full time of day!

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core i3 3210m
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 650M
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 780
    • DirectX: Version 11
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
* Starting February 15, 2024, the Steam Client will no longer support 32-bit games or macOS 10.14 or lower.
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
    • Processor: Core i3 3210M
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • OS: OpenSuSE 15.0
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon RX 460

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