Discover the mysteries of the Atacama, explore the abandoned mining networks, evade the scorching sun and survive the environment in one of the most arid place in the world. Arid is a FREE survival game made by students from Breda University. Not counting the initial phase of experimentations and prototypes, Arid has been developed in 24 weeks. Being a student project released entirely for free, the overall scope is limited, but your passion and feedback truly helped us during the game’s development. Remember to keep your torch well maintained, you will need oil to be able to explore at night or get deeper in the mining network of the Atacama.
As a singleplayer survival open world, Arid aims at delivering a semi-hardcore experience that does not handheld the players. After a guided onboarding the player will be left to explore and progress the story how they prefer. Will you find and repair all the refuges on the map? It’s the 30s. You are the pilot of a cargo flying 8000 meters over the Atacama*, a mysterious failure in the engine and a miraculous landing has left you stranded in one of the largest and most arid desert in the world. Will you survive the harsh temperature and conditions of this unique setting? Is there even a way out?
Will you explore for additional resources? How many days can you survive? Avoid getting sunburn and be careful to the body temperature of the character. Stock up with resources and look for a safe place! Shade in the desert is scarce, as it is water. While exploring the mountains of the Atacama, the player must survive severe dehydration, extreme temperatures, sun exposure and other kinds of natural dangers. Prepare yourself, extreme temperatures and sandstorm can occurr at any time. While they’re not lethal on their own, they can heavily affect a struggling survivor.
Survive the day to embrace the darkness of the night. Find a bed to recover energy or embrace the darkness and explore the desert at night. Vision is scarce but without dangers such as the sun exposure and high temperatures, it will be easier to find resources. Consume energy with every action, find a bed and strategize how many resources are needed to recover it back. Unlock different refuge facilities, such as the crafting bench, animal traps and the fireplace. Prepare food and craft all the items required for your survival. Discover the stories of the people that lived in this mysterious part of the desert.