Badiya is a Sandbox Survival RPG set in the WWI era desert lands. Badiya challenges you to brave the sands, take part in wars, ply the spice routes, or hunt for treasure as you strive to fulfill your ambitions.
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Mixed (276) - 52% of the 276 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 11, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Badiya is a big evolving open world and as such we need the feedback from the community in order to shape it the right way.

We will explore different gameplay features that may or may not pan out and so we need the input of the players in order to improve the experience.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our intention is to remain in Early Access until we finish the multiplayer and co-op aspects of the game and reach a mature and stable performance level.”

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

“The full game will offer Sandbox, Story Mode, Co-op and Multiplayer modes along with a map editor. If you buy the game on Early Access now, you will immediately get the Sandbox Mode and you will get the rest as they are developed.

We're using Early Access to add more content and balance game mechanics through community input. We would like to think of the full release as the conclusion to this process.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The world of Badiya is an infinite procedural open world and this aspect is demonstrated in early access along with a full day/night cycle and a weather system.

All core mechanics for avatar customization, clothing, survival, crafting, cooking meals, resource collection, hunting, trade, exploration and inventory management are implemented.

You are also able to utilize different transportation methods such as armored cars, tanks, horses and camels.”

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

“We are pricing the Early Access version of the game at the current price to reflect the unfinished, work-in-progress state of the game. This price will gradually increase as we progress through Early Access until we exit it and launch the full game.”

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

“We will engage the community in the Steam forums, provide a development blog to keep the community updated, a trello Roadmap, and our social media accounts on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and Instagram.”
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“Badiya Might Be The Most Beautiful Procedural Open World Survival Adventure Game.”

“It's a very nice looking game, and the Arabian setting is unique within the genre.”

“Badiya Looks really interesting.”

About This Game

Experience the mystical desert culture just as industrialization was dawning upon it. The desert, with its harsh climate and fierce wildlife also hides such gems as the honor-bound bedouins, sites of ancient civilizations, and rare resources. Simultaneously, the rising industrial power of world war one offers a backdrop ripe with conflict and destruction as horse meets tank.


Every time you play you will see different looking terrain, events, enemy encounters, and items to loot.


A full 24 hour cycle is available. You can sleep to pass time and regain stamina.


Clear, Cloudy, Overcast, Rain with different intensities, Snow with different intensities, Sandstorms and Fog.


Control your character ethnicity, skin tone, eye color, facial shape, facial hair, height and weight.


Badiya features a collection of authentically designed Arabic and western clothing sets covering multiple styles for head-wear, upper body, lower body, feet and accessories. You can also mix an match if you like (Imagine an Arabian thobe with a Cowboy Hat. That would be cool!)


Keep an eye on your biometric indicators such as health, food, thirst, temperature (you can get Hypothermia and Hyperthermia if you are not careful). Balance your diet and food intake in-game because your character can gain weight or lose weight with visible visual difference.


Collect different types of plants that you can use to craft medical potions to help with poisoning, pain and stamina. Mine rocks to gather iron, gold, or cooper ore as well as other precious metals. Chop down trees for wood, fruits and plant fiber.


Loot everything you can and gather resources to be able to craft all sorts of recipes for weapons, medicine, and tools.


You can craft and place a camp fire which can be used for cooking food and as a source of heat during cold nights, build a smelting station to turn minerals into useful materials, build a crafting bench to build advanced items and sleep in a tent to gain more stamina and health back.


Over 20 Middle Eastern local cuisines and soups can be cooked with a cooking station in addition to cooking plain meat.


Utilize an arsenal of weapons including side arms, rifles, machine guns and (in future alphas) flame throwers and sniper rifles.


Hunt prey animals such as Rabbits, Deers, Oryx and many others and skin them to get their meat, hide, fur, fat and bones.


Many wild animals roam the desert awaiting to skin their teeth into you including wolves, Leopards, Hyenas, Lynx, and stray Greyhounds.


Guns Blazing vs Stealth. You have the choice to approach each situation to your liking wither its to launch a full blown attack or sneak your way through undetected while knocking enemies unconscious and dragging their bodies out of sight.


Buy, sell and trade with different merchants across bedouin camps and villages.


Hunt for treasures and riches hidden in bandit guarded ancient ruins.


Embark on an unlimited number of quests that you can take from the locals that will ask you to gather items, transport items, secure bandit and mercenary locations, find treasures and many more.


In addition to horses and camels, Badiya features authentic military vehicles including armored cars, tanks, planes, and dune buggies with customization features such as tire armour, different weapon choices, desert camouflage paint job, side lights and more.


A fully featured map system with Fog of War that reveals only the parts that you explored. An optional POI compass appears on top of the screen and guides you to the locations of nearby points of interest.


You can come across caravans that feature merchants to trade with, quest givers as well as the ability to fast travel to previously discovered points of interest for a cost.


The desert is filled with interesting locations to discover including oasis, bedouin camps, villages, military bases, air fields, oil wells, ancient ruins, Caravans, Wheat Fields, Palm Farms and many others.


Use a falcon, scope or binoculars to scout and tag enemies and resources.


You can pause the game at any point, move the camera around to frame your shot, change color filters, control camera depth of field and field of view and then capture that perfect shot that you can share on social media.


High resolution textures ensure a crisp look that is carried over when you play in 4K. The user interface will also scale accordingly to show in a proper and readable way.


  • Rebindable Keys and Full Controller Support: Switch on the fly between Mouse/Keyboard, Xbox One Controller or Playstation 4 Controller at any time.
  • Fully Scalable: Choose from several quality presets or manually customize every single parameter to get the desired quality/performance combination you are after.
  • Customizable HUD: Control wither to show or hide any HUD element such as: Blood, Detection Indicators, FOV, Health Bars, Item Icons, Camera Shake, Screen Overlays, Compass Distances, Distance Units and Temprature Units. Or you can disable the HUD completely.


  • Lighting: Fully dynamic lighting with Realtime Global Illumination (Future Alpha) and color bleeding.
  • Rendering and Shading: AAA quality Physically Based Rendering to give all objects a realistic look throughout any time of day. Dedicated shading for Cloth, Skin, and Fur. Snow, Water and Dirt accumulation on terrain and objects. Parallax Occlusion Mapping on terrain gives it that extra depth.
  • Cinematic Post Processing: Film Quality post processing effects including Color Grading, Tone Mapping, Eye Adaptation, Sun shafts, Ambient Occlusion, Grain, Vignetting, Chromatic Abberation, Motion Blur and Adaptive Depth of Field. Every single one of those effects can be turned on or off according to your liking.
  • Film Style Anti Aliasing: Temporal Anti Aliasing that prevents flickering while removing jagged edges. You also have the option of using FXAA, SMAA or disabling anti aliasing altogether.
  • Animation: Character animations are based on motion capture data of a real actor and then enhanced with Inverse Kinematics to achieve greater integration with the world like foot placement on uneven terrain.


  • Adaptive Soundtrack: Music track that adapts to what you are doing in the game and changes the mood and intensity accordingly.
  • Destruction: Objects made of wood and clay will break and shatter based on the force you hit them with. In addition to fracture being fully dynamic (not prefractured) you can further destroy the broken pieces into even smaller chunks.
  • Touch Bending: Walking through ground level plants (Like short Palm Trees) will cause their leaves to dynamically bend and react to your physical presence.
  • Water Simulation: Walking through the water surfaces will cause ripples and waves based on the type of movement you did. Water is rendered with screen space reflections, specular highlights, refraction, foam and white caps coupled with caustics for greater realism.
  • Dynamic Fire Propagation (Future Alpha): Throwing a fire torch or a lantern on flammable surfaces like cloth and wood will cause fire to spread dynamically in the area.
  • Interactive Cloth (Future Alpha): Cloth react to wind speed but in addition it will also be affect by physical objects or characters passing through them.
  • Metal Deformation: Like in real life, metal will bend and deform if gets shot or if it collides with other heavier objects.


Build your own ship and navigate to explore different islands filled with treasures, go fishing, or pearl diving in the sea.


Equip your torch, lantern and courage and explore tombs and cave networks that are filled with traps, loot, treasures and dangers.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 | 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia Geforce 970 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Installing the game on a SSD Drive is highly recommended for the best performance
    • OS: Windows 10 | 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia Geforce 2060 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Installing the game on a SSD Drive is highly recommended for the best performance

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