Weave your way through a tale of mystery and discovery. Solve numerous and varied puzzles to reveal long forgotten secrets. Locate the lost keepsakes of the former occupants, and discover stories of those who once called the castle home.
Alone on a remote island stands an ancient weathered castle, steeped in legend, shrouded in mystery. For years it has remained quiet and undisturbed, and yet still the townspeople recall old stories of restless dreams, violent storms, and the eerie glow of ghostly lights dancing in the mist. Recently a mysterious radio signal has begun broadcasting from somewhere within the ancient walls. Something inside the castle has awoken, and someone needs to venture inside to uncover the truth…
Countless Secrets to Discover
Weave your way through a complex web of puzzles to unlock the castle’s ultimate truth... or choose your own path. The Eyes of Ara does not hold your hand: Go in search of secret vaults and hidden passageways, locate all of the lost keepsakes, or entwine yourself in the history of the castle and its former occupants.
Immersive Environments and Organic Storytelling
Delve into an intriguing tale set within a richly detailed, immersive environment. Explore abandoned rooms, discover lost writings, and recover forgotten keepsakes to piece together the stories of those who once called the castle home.
Manipulate complex mechanisms, solve elaborate puzzles, and interact directly with the environment in a tactile, hands-on experience.
Investigate the castle’s secrets through a sleek, minimalist interface that with a click, can be hidden entirely off-screen.
The Eyes of Ara is a game about exploration, puzzle solving, and discovery. Will you pay heed to the unsettling tales and legends surrounding the castle, or will you set fear aside and venture in with an open and inquisitive mind to uncover the truth for yourself?
Whenever you read a book/note/PC/etc, a copy of it will be stored for easy access at any time in that chapter. Simply click the book icon on the left hand side of the inventory bar to bring up the Journal UI. From here you can look through all the books and notes you have found in the chapter!
In addition, certain clues found throughout each chapter will also be automatically added as notes in the Journal after you locate them in game, reducing the amount of hand scribbled notes you need to keep lying around :steamhappy:
This update also includes a few other bug fixes and changes (including, you may have noticed, a new logo and desktop icon!) read below for the full patch notes.
Explorer’s Journal added. After a book/note/etc has been read once it will be accessible via the Journal while within that chapter. Click the book icon on the left side of the UI to open the Journal UI, or use the J hotkey.
Increased texture resolution of inventory item icons.
Changed the text on the laboratory PC in Chapter 3 to more clearly indicate the two steps necessary to access it.
Added visual markers to the concentric circle puzzle in the sewer to aid with alignment.
New logo and desktop icon!
Scene file size optimisations
Other minor tweaks and bug fixes