A massive ocean world, teeming with life and filled with ancient secrets. Join Naija, a lone underwater dweller in search of her family, as she explores the depths of Aquaria. She'll travel from hidden caves, shrouded in darkness, to beautiful, sunlit oases, all lovingly handcrafted by its two creators. Naija's story, narrated fully with voice overs, will become yours, as you join her on this magnificent adventure.

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Aquaria celebrates its one year anniversary with a new HD trailer, a Mac release and an upcoming 1.1.1 patch for PC.

Posted by stenchy on Dec 12th, 2008
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It's been roughly one year since Aquaria was released and developers behind it are still showing it love with some major updates. A Mac port was recently released featuring widescreen support, a whole host of fixes, and graphical and audio upgrades. A PC patch is slated to release this weekend that bundles in all of the improvements built into the Mac port. To celebrate, they've even created a new trailer for the event.


After a quick look through all of the media available for the game, it's easy to see the charm in the hand-crafted beauty of the underwater world that Derek Yu and Alec Holowka have created. The game was awarded the Seumas McNally Grand Prize at IGF 2007. It's earned critical acclaim from every media outlet that has reviewed it. However, there's one feature that the Aquaria community to date hasn't made much use of.

Aquaria is mod-able! Up until now, there isn't much in terms of user-generated content out there for the game save for a couple of nude sprites and a jukebox mod. I thought this game would be worth mentioning to you mod types since it's both a wonderful game and something you can sink your teeth into and make something of your own from. At the very least give the demo a go. You can purchase the game directly through their site and check out all the details regarding modding Aquaria on their forums. Enjoy!

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BunnyJen
BunnyJen Dec 12 2008, 6:02am says:

Aw I love this! Music is great too!

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RogerRamjet
RogerRamjet Dec 12 2008, 6:57am says:

Brilliantly done... I don't recall seeing this released... will check out the demo asap...

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0 Dec 12 2008, 7:00am says:

Game looks incredible. I'll try and grab this asap when some times frees up. Thanks for the reminder as i've been watching this title for a bit.

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itchylot
itchylot Dec 12 2008, 8:20am says:

Looks great! I remember seeing this featured in a PC gaming magazine. I had totally forgotten the name of it until now.

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Dodomaster
Dodomaster Dec 12 2008, 10:19am says:

This game is awesome, I've bought it, and played it on day one, a year ago.
Please buy this game and support the developers!!!

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mflux
mflux Dec 12 2008, 11:34am says:

Bought it, played it, got stuck way down underwater...

Still, what an excellent game. Really enjoyed the experience. Thanks for continuing to support it! What's next??

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Sanjuaro
Sanjuaro Dec 12 2008, 2:55pm says:

Great game, got it a few months ago. If you're a fan of indie games then this is a must.

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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey Dec 12 2008, 6:45pm says:

Good stuff! Had my eye on this one for a while. Can't wait to see what modders can do with it!

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SlickMcRunFast
SlickMcRunFast Dec 12 2008, 10:01pm says:

Waiting for the Linux release.... some day

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Ziorich
Ziorich Dec 13 2008, 2:50pm says:

Ok, why did I miss this game again? Never mind, looks cool!

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Ickus
Ickus Dec 14 2008, 2:40am says:

Wow, amazing I am impressed the visuals and game play so far, I tried out the demo at the strange doorway. This haves some Ecco's vibes with the underwater environment and such but so much better.

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4CH!
4CH! Jan 16 2009, 1:50pm says:

Could the makers please put that new Trailer in HD to the download section of MODDB ? THX ! BTW, awesome work ! Maybe you can join Xfire to even advertise your game more !

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