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.
- Avoid sun exposure and keep your body temperature low.
- Keep yourself well-fed and hydrated. Water will be a scarce resource!
- Find abandoned locations and use them as temporary refuges.
- 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.
- Hide from the lethal sandstorms.
- Discover the stories of the people that lived in this mysterious part of the desert.
For a free game made by students, I think Arid overall knocked it out of the park in terms of these survival mechanics- hell, with the game overall! Extreme temperatures influence your sun exposure and body temperature. You need to stay well-fed, hydrated and rested.
Arid is a small, desert based (open world) survival game designed as a school project by students from Breda University. I’d give this title a YAY just for being free, but bonus points in that it’s also gorgeous, engaging, and a damn solid experience for a team of students. Is it a sprawling open world with tons of features and mechanics, acres of shit to do, etc? No. But it's a really solid foundational experience that by design operates closer to a bushcraft survival/more traditional survival game than just a game with a bare-bones food/hunger mechanic. I personally find it much more useful/relevant to recommend this game to folks dipping their toe into the survival pool versus having them transition from something like Valheim to Green Hell.
So basically try it if you think you'd like survival. Try it if you like survival. Hell- just try it cause it's free!
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