A story of survival and adventure in the brazilian backlands. Face the drought to explore the more arid regions, gather resources and discover clues about the fate of the young Cícera.
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Positive (26) - 100% of the 26 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 15, 2019

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August 19

Dev letter - Launch and fix patch

Hey everyone! ⁣⁣⁣
First of all, we need to say that we as Aoca are very, very happy with your feelings for the game.⁣

Having so much affection after so much work in the project is priceless!⁣
We consider all feedbacks sent, especially those that somehow interfere with the gaming experience. ⁣⁣⁣
We are working hard to fix it as soon as possible, believe me! ⁣⁣⁣
For a better follow-up, see our Steam page and log into our Discord server.⁣⁣⁣
While we do not generate the patch help us make the game get noticed even more! ⁣⁣⁣

Get your copy and gift your friends and family. If you can't, just by sharing this post already help us a lot !!

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July 19

July update!

Here are some updates from the last weeks!

We improved some animations, game performance, and some dialogs. Cícera’s animation gained new details, giving her a smooth and fluid movement, accordingly with her personality. 🙂

The game got new interactions sounds for some objects and actions. For example, the act of chop a mandacaru - “Ha!
The goal is to make the game more immersive, improving the experience in the Árida’s universe.

We add new models and upgrade some old ones that didn’t match the visual quality level. The game scenario also got some adjustments, now with better progression flow. 😉

This is it! We are super anxious for launching our first game and we want you to be part of this too.
If you like our game/work, your help is indispensable at this moment. 🙂

Oh! Almost one month back we launch our game’s trailer and its really worth to watch haha We hope you like it!

Ps.: The Steam's system automatically cuts the game from your wishlist when you acquire it, so if you played it through Steam at any time before, please consider adding us on your Steam's wishlist again.
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About This Game

Face the effects of drought in this historical single player game that blends elements of survival and adventure.

Join Cícera to live a journey of survival and adventure in the Brazilian backlands of the nineteenth century. Gather resources, build tools, learn to survive and interact with other characters. Be strong, have the faith and wisdom to explore the drought-stricken regions and find out more about her destiny.

Equipped to venture out

To survive in the backlands you will need some equipment. Use the machete and hoe for essential actions such as getting water, opening paths or cutting a corn crop. But do not forget to have a handful of grindstones because blunt equipment is of no use!

Get ready with recipes

To live in the backlands you need to be wise. The fauna and flora are unusual, so try to learn the recipes available for crafting with the typical items of the region. Maybe one day you need to cross the backlands ...

Interact to survive

Hunger and thirst can be very cruel in the backlands during the drought. Ask for help for the elders of your village and solve their quests to get some water and food.

Explore to know

Explore the aridest regions to learn more about the backlands and find the resources you need to stay on your way. A full inventory is always a good idea!

Stories to learn

The Brazilian Backlands is a special place, with many stories that would only happen there. Venture out to search for the collectible lost objects and find out more about the legends of the backlands.

The drought this time came much stronger and changed the daily life here in backlands. Many plantations were lost, animals died and families abandoned their homes. It is in this scenario that Cícera lives, a curious young girl who uses the advice of her grandfather and other villagers to learn how to survive and strengthen herself to face the drought and realize her greatest dream: exploring the backlands to reunite with her parents.

Arida: Backland's Awakening is the first of three games that will tell about Cicera's journey in the Brazilian Backlands of the nineteenth century. Follow our social networks of Aoca Game Lab to stay connected in the news of the Arida project. Come and build this story with us!

We are an indie team of 8 developers from Brazil. We deeply believe in the expressive power of games and are driven by the desire to communicate the values that we believe through the projects we develop. Arida is our first project and it is an immense pleasure for us to share it with you.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64 bit (requires 64 bit OS)
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor, 2.5 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX11 compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher (requires 64 bit OS)
    • Processor: Intel i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX1050 ti
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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