Aporia is an open world adventure game (1st person) that focus on Environmental Storytelling, Puzzles & Exploration. Aporia is up the same alley as Dear Esther, Journey, Myst, and Amnesia​ but focus only on Environmental Storytelling. That means it tells a story without using character interaction, text, or dialogue.But instead, we use paintings, objects and other environmental features.​

Introduction

You wake up feeling dazed on windswept mountain path leading to a misty forest. As the sun sets you stagger forwards with the feeling that someone is watching you. Seeking shelter from a cold but light downpour, you enter a cave and come upon a vial with glowing liquid on a rock, almost as if on display. As you exit the cave, you make your way through the undergrowth, and stumble upon another relic. As you pick it up, the faint glow from your vial displays a projected drawing.
Using only your wits, a keen eye and a great deal of caution, you may discover what happened in this misty forest, what happened to yourself, and then maybe, just maybe, find an escape out of this strange and eerily haunted place.

Gameplay

You need to find your missing baby girl, which is being held in a huge underground temple below the forest. You will need to gather 4 pieces of a pyramid, which when combined is a secret key to access the temple. In each area, you find puzzles, which must be solved in order to obtain the pieces of a broken pyramid.

You are suffering from a mental condition which will make you loose your mind over time. However, the decease can be held back by consuming a certain type of flower found in the forest. On your way, you collect pieces of story information that can be projected onto the walls using your vial, which tells the story about what happened and who you are. However, an ominous dark shadow lurks in the forest, and if it sees you, it will start hunting you. If it catches you...

About

Aporia is created in the newest version of Cryengine. The game is graphically heavy and it will require a decent graphics card - especially in this early state. We do not have exact requirements, but you should be able to run it on a standard gaming desktop, not older than three years old (around HD7850 or GTX 470 and above). To run it smoothly, we recommend having a GTX 960 or a Radeon R9 290 or higher.
Since it is an early alpha version, there will be bugs, frame-drops and inconsistencies, so please report to us if you find any, and let us hear general feedback of your game experience. Then you can help us improve the game greatly .

The game as it stands is a collection of interconnected secrets. Uncover them all, and get a glimpse of what is to come!
Remember, this alpha version of Aporia will be a hard game to complete. Don't expect to complete it the first time you play. Use your mind and have patience. If you are having trouble memorizing the controls during the game, go check them out in settings.
If you want to know more about our game, please visit our web or Facebook site for more information:

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www.Aporiathegame.com

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We are working on making the game generally easier and more accessible, especially the beginning. the next update will also introduce more clear goals and the story will be much more spread out across the world into more simple pieces.

The update should be ready at friday the 20th, so go check it out when its out! :)

Patch 4.1

Patch 4.1

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We've just released a small patch to the free Alpha version, so the game will hopefully be slightly easier for you guys to understand and play! enjoy!

Adventure, Storytelling, Puzzles & Exploration

Adventure, Storytelling, Puzzles & Exploration

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The free Early Alpha version of Aporia is out for free download!

Teaser Trailer

Teaser Trailer

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New teaser trailer from the upcoming demo of the pre-alpha version of Aporia.

Christmas Status

Christmas Status

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Status and Christmas! We are done with the basic AI system and are now working on the story.

Aporia Alpha 4.5

Aporia Alpha 4.5

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a lot of fixes along with easier puzzles - optimised greatly for higher performance!

Aporia ALPHA 0.4.1

Aporia ALPHA 0.4.1

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Trapped in a dark and gloomy forest, you must solve puzzles, learn who you are and the secret past of Darkmist Forest in this 1st person Adventure game...

Aporia ALPHA 0.3.2

Aporia ALPHA 0.3.2

Demo 9 comments

Trapped in a dark and gloomy forest, you must solve puzzles, learn who you are and the secret past of Darkmist Forest in this 1st person Adventure game...

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zurumen
zurumen

Beautifull!

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Kapadie
Kapadie

Where do I go to download this?

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Squall_dk Creator
Squall_dk

There are currently no playable version for download. We removed the old version of Aporia, since it is no longer representative for Aporia as a concept. We are working on a playable version of the brand new Aporia and we hope to get it out to you guys within 3-4 weeks.

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Spoisen Creator
Spoisen

There is now, hurray!

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lewiswhale
lewiswhale

where is the download button

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Squall_dk Creator
Squall_dk

There are currently no playable version for download. We removed the old version of Aporia, since it is no longer representative for Aporia as a concept. We are working on a playable version of the brand new Aporia and we hope to get it out to you guys within 3-4 weeks.

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Vairon
Vairon

Looks great!

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Squall_dk Creator
Squall_dk

Thanks! we are working hard to get you guys a free alpha version this March.

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Kapadie
Kapadie

How come there are no downloads for this game yet?

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dzwdjh1123
dzwdjh1123

Resolution Windows 8.1 operating system error occurred

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Jan 12 2016

@InteractiveDK Yeah we've been thinking about going - whats the topic this time?

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thanks to @cryengine for including our game in their news T.co #gamedev #indiedev #gaming #indiegames #horror #adventure

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@CasperFFarsoe @InteractiveDK Thanks for the heads up Casper! Will fix asap :)

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