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#1016948 - 06/01/15 03:44 PM Announcing The Eyes of Ara - Video Added 6/4
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An immersive Puzzle-Adventure game inspired by classics like Myst and modern exploration-based storytelling like Tomb Raider.

Check out the Kickstarter here.

View the video here.

Check out the official website here.

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Currently in development for PC and Mac, with iOS and Android releases to follow.

An enthralling, perplexing experience

Become enthralled in an elaborate puzzle adventure in a stunning 3D environment. Explore a dusty old castle, riddled with secret vaults and hidden rooms. Solve elaborate puzzles, crack cunning codes, and collect cryptic devices to unravel the mystery of The Eyes of Ara!

A mystery lies dormant

For years the old castle has remained quiet and undisturbed, and yet still the townspeople recall old stories of strange experiments, violent storms, and the eerie glow of ghostly lights dancing in the mist. Recently something inside the castle has awakened…

Are you brave enough to venture inside and discover the truth?

Endless Secrets to Discover

Puzzles, secret passageways, and hidden trinkets abound as you make your way through the castle. But don’t rest at the end! Solve the devious bonus puzzles, collect the lost Orbs, and find all of the hidden keepsakes to reveal the final mystery of The Eyes of Ara.

Support an independent developer

The Eyes of Ara is a game created by Ben Droste, founder of 100 Stones Interactive and a 10 year veteran of the video game industry.

The game is currently in mid development, and you can help! A Kickstarter campaign is currently underway, and with your support we can bring The Eyes of Ara to fruition.


Happy Gaming!

Ana wave


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#1016949 - 06/01/15 03:48 PM Re: Announcing The Eyes of Ara [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks for the news, Ana. wave

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#1016957 - 06/01/15 04:14 PM Re: Announcing The Eyes of Ara [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks Ana, I like the looks of this. woot
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#1016959 - 06/01/15 04:17 PM Re: Announcing The Eyes of Ara [Re: GBC]
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thumbsup Ana thanks
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#1016980 - 06/01/15 08:46 PM Re: Announcing The Eyes of Ara [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Subject 13

Oh! I do not like but I do not like puzzles in a game except when it is to find a "human" solution. I would never play a game like myst that is for sure. I am stuck in Subject 13 with the lens. I am a little bit dixlexis so it doesn't help. How about a game with a great mystery game story that you have to resolve, like the lost sword, or a long Sherlook holmes, that is for me lol.

thanks Ana even if I did not read the previous subject.


Edited by BrownEyedTigre (06/01/15 09:41 PM)
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#1016994 - 06/01/15 11:08 PM Re: Announcing The Eyes of Ara [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Originally Posted By: BrownEyedTigre
An immersive Puzzle-Adventure game inspired by classics like Myst and modern exploration-based storytelling like Tomb Raider.


From the "Something has awoken" preview video on their website, it seems to be inspired by certain horror stories more than Myst or Tomb Raider.

Looks interesting though.
Hope he makes his goal.

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#1017017 - 06/02/15 07:29 AM Re: Announcing The Eyes of Ara [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks, Ana. smile
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#1017025 - 06/02/15 08:38 AM Re: Announcing The Eyes of Ara [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks Ana
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#1017026 - 06/02/15 08:58 AM Re: Announcing The Eyes of Ara [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Hi all, Ben here. I'm the developer of The Eyes of Ara. Thanks BrownEyedTigre for the link!

The quote above is from the game's website, which I admit is a bit light on information at the moment. I haven't had time to update it recently, so here's a bit more information about the game.

It's a fully 3D, puzzle-based adventure game inspired by classics like Myst, with an strong emphasis on environmental storytelling. This is where the comparison to the 2013 Tomb Raider comes from - not from the gameplay (The Eyes of Ara is certainly not an action game), but from it's use of environmental art to tell a visual story. As an Environment Artist and Level Designer myself (this is the role I have been doing professionally for the past 10 years before I founded 100 Stones), I wanted my game to draw from this inspiration and tell its story primarily though visual exploration of the game world.

The player is tasked with exploring an old abandoned castle and discovering what happened to the former occupants, all the while being tracked by strange mechanical creatures. The gameplay is a blend of first-person exploration and point-and-click style interaction, and involves extensive exploration, puzzle solving, and discovering hidden secrets. Along the way, players will have to piece the story together from information scattered throughout the environment.

Each chapter of the game involves exploring a different section of the castle and solving a multitude of puzzles strung together throughout the environment. Some in sequence, but also some that can be attempted at any time. In addition, each chapter also contains several difficult bonus puzzles that once solved will unlock the epilogue.

Finally, each chapter has a large collection of lost trinkets and keepsakes to find, for those aiming for 100% completion.

You can watch the trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV2dT5G_b0A&feature=youtu.be

There are plenty of screenshots on the game's website, and of course a lot more information on the Kickstarter page as well.

If you have any questions about the game I'm happy to answer them smile
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#1017041 - 06/02/15 10:34 AM Re: Announcing The Eyes of Ara [Re: BenDroste]
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welcome to GameBoomers, BenDroste.

Nice to have you here, and thanks for all of the info about the game. It looks very interesting. smile

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#1017042 - 06/02/15 10:36 AM Re: Announcing The Eyes of Ara [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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welcome to GameBoomers BenDroste!

Ana wave
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#1017062 - 06/02/15 01:02 PM Re: Announcing The Eyes of Ara [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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This looks great, and I love the setting. Backed this. Hope this makes it!

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#1017088 - 06/02/15 06:46 PM Re: Announcing The Eyes of Ara [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thankyou, happy to be here. And thanks for the support!
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#1017138 - 06/03/15 07:45 AM Re: Announcing The Eyes of Ara [Re: BenDroste]
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Thanks BrownEyedTigre and BenDroste for all that info thumbsup
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#1017229 - 06/04/15 04:50 AM Re: Announcing The Eyes of Ara [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Hi all, I just uploaded a new gameplay video, you can watch it below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5kj9EZfsEE


Edited by BrownEyedTigre (06/04/15 09:57 AM)
Edit Reason: changed to link
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