In a world of mystery, ripe with secrets - its is up to you to uncover the truth! WHY ARE YOU HERE? Aporia seeks to re-introduce MYSTERY as a primary theme in a PC-game, and this ALPHA illustrates the first steps taken in the CryENGINE3 SDK. This version of Aporia focuses on explorative gameplay together with a rich in-game atmosphere. Remember - no object is placed by chance. You will need your wits to find the hidden story and to piece it together. The current narrative in Aporia is mostly a "skeleton" (needs flesh!). This is to receive primary development in the next iteration, but this version holds a story deliberately designed to be partly open to interpretation.
The first public release of Aporia (ALPHA v1.0). Uncover the mystery. Find the story. Discover the secret. ------------------EXPAND DESCRIPTION FOR INSTALLATION GUIDE!------------------------
Can you uncover the story and the truth behind it?
This version of Aporia focuses on explorative gameplay together with a rich
Remember - no object is placed by chance. You will need your wits to find the
hidden story and to piece it together.
The current narrative in Aporia is mostly a "skeleton" (needs flesh!).
This is to receive primary development in the next iteration, but this version holds a story deliberately designed to be partly open to interpretation.
Also, BEWARE - THERE WILL BE BUGS! - GAME IS IN DEVELOPMENT
1. Download and unpack CryENGINE 3 Free SDK to your desired location
Download it here: Crydev.net
(NOTE: You will have to register a crynet Account to play Aporia and start the
CryENGINE 3 SDK - you can do this here on this page, or later during startup)
2. Download and unpack the contents of the Aporia Alpha v1.0 to the location of
your CryENGINE 3 SDK folder. (Where you unpacked the program from step 1.)
Accept merging folders.
3. Play Aporia by running Launcher.exe located in Bin32 (for 32-bit machines)
or Bin64 (64-bit machines).
4. Use your existing, or create a new crynet login in the following prompt.
5. Aporia will now start. The first time you launch Aporia, it will take a
substantial time to load, potentially a few minutes.
Likewise, the first time you start Aporia, the gameplay will contain some lag
and stuttering the first minute of gameplay. We apologize for this significant
annoyance, and we attribute it to the size of the current game map. This does
however also mean that there will be no loading times during gameplay.
(To be addressed in next iteration)
6. When the game has started REMEMBER to go into the main menu (ESC) and set your
appropriate resolution in the graphical options.
We also HIGHLY recommend playing the game in fullscreen.
If you manage to complete Aporia and reach its end, we ask you to fill out
a short questionnaire to help us in our further development of the game, and
our research. Remember to type in the code you get when you finish the game.
You can find this questionnaire here:
Thank you again for trying Aporia. We almost can't wait to show you the next
version, and hopefully a full release in the future!
Edit autoexec.cfg found in the CryENGINE 3 directory for additional command-line
Use the command "sys_spec #" (#=1,2,3 or 4) for different graphical quality
levels of Aporia.
"sys_spec 1" - Is the lowest possible graphical level (and is only DX9)
"sys_spec 3" - Is considered a high graphical level (and is DX10).
"sys_spec 4" - Is considered as the ULTRA level of graphics (incl. DX11)
(may bug occasionally)
Feel free to add other CryENGINE 3 SDK command line parameters to autoexec.cfg
All elements of Aporia are property of their respective owners.
Including CryENGINE 3 and all assets within.
Aporia is being developed under "fair use" as a non-profit educational project
as part of a university study.