ARIDA: Backland's Awakening

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About this game

A historical single player game with elements of adventure and survival.

Explore the aridest regions, collect resources and discover clues about the destiny of the young Cícera, a girl that faces the drought to explore the 19th-century Brazilian backlands to find her parents again.


🪓 Equipped to venture out 🗡
To survive in ÁRIDA 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.

🎮 Behind the scenes of ÁRIDA 🏜
Gain access to the digital version of "Art of ARIDA", an artbook with incredible behind-the-scenes details of the game's creation.

📱 System requirements - minimum ⚠
- OS: Android 7.1
- Memory: 4GB
- Processor: Octa-core 1.8Ghz
- GPU: Adreno 610 or higher
Updated on
Dec 16, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

2.19K reviews
Stephanie Owensby
March 9, 2023
Pretty game, but so short, just when you start getting into it and having fun and figuring it out it ends, super a giant part of storyline is missing, non existent even, if you're quick at figuring out the controls and the quests this is maybe 30mins worth of game play, if it takes you a little longer to figure out I'd say an hr, just not enough to do really, it's kinda sad.
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Veronica Reynolds
January 7, 2023
WOW! Graphics are AMAZING, story-line is AMAZING, the research gone into making this game AMAZING. I genuinely loved everything about it. My one complaint is that the story was so short. I went and stocked up thinking I'm about to go out into the desert and begin my journey to find a thriving city/possibly my parents and BAM games over 😭. I went running to the play store to look for a part 2 but there was nothing. PLEASE PLEASE tell me there will be more soon. I don't want to forget about it.
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Serenity Groce
March 23, 2023
GREAT OPEN WORLD GAME WITH HUGE POTENTIAL!!! Waaaaay too short!!! Seems like a beta??? When can we expect part 2/a finished game??? Beautiful graphics, interesting story, definitely needs a map! Waaaaay too easy to get turned around/confused. Food/water shouldn't deplete so quickly. Was really enjoying it until it cut off early and abruptly with a "to be continued." Super glad I have the play pass
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What's new

- Fixed execution crash on Android 13 / 14