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Arida: Backland's Awakening

"Sweet, Short & Simple indie game" (Final Score 7/10)


It's not a wow and it's not bad at all, it does have a nice little story to it and if you want this indie game get it for the adventure story of a little girl only its a very nice journey (Rating 8/10) It's a very simple enjoyable survival & crafting game very easy to play, I loved the atmosphere of the game (Rating (8/10) The graphics are good (Rating 7/10)

The mechanics are very simple not complicated at all (Rating 7/10) Music and sound effects are not good at all (Rating 4/10) Just found one bug where I got stuck on a bench then had to quit and restart the game it fixed the issue and I continued from the last checkpoint which was ok. I do recommend this game for any indie game lover it's only like 1 hour long but enjoyable (Final Rating 7/10)



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 characters. Be strong, have the faith and wisdom to explore the drought-stricken regions and find out more about her destiny.



* Gameplay live stream on Twitch (Hovac One)


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 need to be wise. The fauna and flora are unusual, so try to learn 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 there. Venture out to search for the collectible 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.

Project Arida:

Arida: Backland's Awakening 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!

(Final Score 7/10)


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