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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 people. 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 be wise. The fauna and flora are unusual, so try learning 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 here. Venture out to find 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 - Part 1 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.

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It's out! Arida: Backland's Awakening is finally available!! Grab it now through Steam:

We've launched two updates since the release, feel free to test it out and tell us your thoughts about the game here or at Steam as a review.

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We are very happy to share this moment with you and the IndieDB community. Thank you for reading and we're looking forward to continuing to improve Arida and learn how the make the best games possible!

Check out some more screenshots to get a better idea of the style and feeling we wanted to create in Arida.

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Uauá village

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Learn about Uaua, the village from the beginning of Cícera’s journey.

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BIG Festival 2019

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This week is happening the BIG Festival in Sao Paulo, the biggest indie game festival of Latin America!

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