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Description

The Eyes of Ara invites you to escape to another place. Become enthralled in a stunning Adventure-Puzzle game set in a gorgeous 3D environment. Explore a vast and ancient castle riddled with secret vaults and hidden rooms. Solve elaborate puzzles, locate lost treasures, and unravel an ancient mystery.

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.

Story
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…

Key Features
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.

Tactile Gameplay
Manipulate complex mechanisms, solve elaborate puzzles, and interact directly with the environment in a tactile, hands-on experience.

Minimalist Interface
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?

What's New

Version 1.2.0

• Russian and German translations now available. Languages can be switched in the Display settings from the main menu.
• Added dust mote particles to many rooms
• Game window will no longer minimize when clicking outside of the game window
• Camera will no longer auto-rotate when mousing outside of the game window, such as onto a second monitor.
• Mousing over the edge of the screen will no longer cause the dock to appear

Ratings and Reviews

Go at your own pace, but with limitaitons.

Xaxxys

I have loved Myst for many years and was hoping this game lived up to the description. It doesn’t quite make it. I would have given the game four stars except for the movement controls and the “dark spaces.” First, there is nothing to explain how to move about in the game. If you click and drag the mouse, you can end up spinning wildly in any direction. After much trial and error - and threats to delete the game - I finally discovered that if you move the cursor close to the edge of the screen, your view will slowly move in that direction. Once I got that down, I was able to move through the game pretty well. The other problem I had that was that some scenes were extremely dark. The only way to know if something was there was to just move the cursor randomly around in the dark area to see if the cursor changed. The storyline was okay, but I got the feeling that some things were just thrown in for just a certain audience. Otherwise, I lliked the game. You have to literally look everywhere to find clues, and then try to apply those clues to solve a problem so you can move to the next stage. Some of the clues are not obvious at all, and take a bit of trial and error. The soundtrack was pretty good and didn’t become annoying. I would like to see more games like this (with the controls and darkness issues sorted).

I’ve wanted more games like Myst for years, actually

Threeattic

This game seems to be a love-it-or-hate-it experience. Personally, I love it — a bit of a throwback in some ways, sure, but seriously, some of the most popular games in the world essentially rely on 8-bit animation, so are we really going to get that fussy about some retro gameplay? I always wished games had gone more in the Myst direction than they did: unique, engrossing stories, gorgeous (if low-tech) visuals, and good puzzles always made me happier than running around fighting orcs or whatever. Given the choice between this and a game with fully-interactive 3D environments which stops dead to load every few seconds, I’ll take this any day. The story is well-written, the visuals are gothic and Victorian and quite pleasing, and the puzzles are good — not terribly obvious, not terribly difficult, but always logical in their solutions (no random Monkey-Island-style “add the fish to the spear to make a magic wand, obviously” dead ends). If you’re someone like me who played through all three Room games more than once, definitely give this one a try.

Game design amateur hour

SteveDa11as

I understand the appeal of Myst and was a fan back in the day. But, SERIOUSLY!? Interactivity and interfacing have come a LONG way in the past 20 years. This game is truly a step backward. The best you can do is look around; no movement. And the description above about a “tactile, hands-on experieince” is rubish. You’re simply gazing at a picture (albeit animated)… click, and it zooms in on an object. If you want to move you can only go where it wants you to and, again, you have to click. But, what’s worse is there’s no motion. It fades to black and then redraws the next picture; just like Myst. REALLY!?

Now get this…
Everyone is familiar with “INVERT Y AXIS”. But, these idiots actually invert BOTH axes. So you fix one but now the other is messed up
YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING!

The final straw was the language. Not bad but so poorly written it’s a distraction. Either these guys are 10-year-olds or foreigners using Google Translator.

All in all, I suppose it could be intertaining. But, for a “modern” game it is overpriced and certainly NOT “modern”.

I’ll get my money back.

Information

Seller
MP Digital, LLC
*WEA.AppPages.Size*
434.4 MB
Category
Games
Compatibility
Languages
English, German, Russian
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 100 Stones Interactive. Published on Mac by MacPlay.
Price
$14.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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