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The Eyes of Ara: Merry Mysteries

‘Tis the season once again for merry holiday puzzle solving! The Eyes of Ara: Merry Mysteries is now live on PC/Mac and in the latest update on iOS - available today!

Venture into the old castle between Dec 22 and Jan 5 for a jolly holiday experience - littered with candy canes, tinsel, carefully wrapped presents, a big Christmas tree, and all manner of other festive decorations.

Download the latest version now on the AppStore.

The Eyes of Ara patch 1.4 - The Explorer’s Journal Update

The Eye s of Ara (PC/Mac) patch 1.4 is now live, and with it comes a handy feature brought over from the iOS version - the Explorer's Journal.

Whenever you read a book/note/PC/etc, a copy of it will be stored for easy access at any time in that chapter. Simply click the book icon on the left hand side of the inventory bar to bring up the Journal UI. From here you can look through all the books and notes you have found in the chapter!

In addition, certain clues found throughout each chapter will also be automatically added as notes in the Journal after you locate them in game, reducing the amount of hand scribbled notes you need to keep lying around.

This update also includes a few other bug fixes and changes, read the full patch notes here.

Patch 1.4 is live now on Steam, Humble, and itch.io. Other platforms to follow soon.

The Eyes of Ara for iOS is Available NOW!

The Eyes of Ara for iOS has launched! You can get it right now on the App Store:

The game features a redesigned UI for mobiles, custom UI and cameras for iPhones and iPads, smooth and intuitive touch controls, and the new journal system for tracking all your books, notes, and clues.

I’m so excited that it's finally out there for everyone to enjoy. A lot of work went into translating the experience to mobile, and I couldn't be more happy with the result.

Check out the launch trailer here:

KickMyGeek.com has already given it a 9 out of 10, calling it “an excellent game of exploration and puzzles that fans of the genre will appreciate”.

But now I’m looking forward to hearing what you think, so check it out and let me know :)

The Eyes of Ara is coming to iOS on July 12!

Exciting news: The Eyes of Ara will be available for iPhones and iPads on July 12!

And what’s more, it’s available for pre-purchase on the App Store right now!

Delve back into the mysteries of the old castle, explore its dusty halls, and relive the puzzling adventure in the palm of your hand. The iOS version perfectly captures the experience of the original game and is a joy to play with the new touch screen controls. Check out the announcement trailer:

The Eyes of Ara for iOS also comes with a new feature to help while gaming on the go: the new Journal System tracks all books, letter, notes, and clues that you find throughout each Chapter, giving you easy access to them at any time. No need to carry a notepad with you on the bus or swap out to another app mid-game :)

Those of you who prefer the desktop version won’t be left out either, the Journal system will be included in an update for PC and Mac later this year.

A few other refinements have also been made for the iOS version. The UI and inventory bar has been adapted separately for iPhones and iPads, maximizing screen space and ensuring you ever have to squint to read the UI.
All puzzle cameras were given separate attention too, with their placement adjusted to account for the different screen sizes and inventory positions.
The end result is a game that plays great no matter what size screen you are using.

It’s very exciting to finally be able to break this news, I look forward to everyone being able to enjoy it real soon on July 12!

And don't forget, The Eyes of Ara for iOS is available to pre-purchase right now on the App Store!

The Eyes of Ara patch 1.3.00: The World Traveler's Update

The Eyes of Ara patch 1.3.00 is now live! Along with a few minor fixes, this patch includes support for an additional 7 languages, bringing to the total number to 10!

In addition to the patch, this update also sees the launch of the new Art Book DLC. Previously only available to the game’s Kickstarter backers, the artbook is now available for Steam users to grab a hold of too!

New Language Options Now Available

Good news! The Eyes of Ara now supports multiple new languages. Players can now hunt down lost secrets and unravel the mysteries of the old castle in French, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian-Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. This is in addition to German and Russian support which was introduced in Patch 1.2.00.

Languages can be switched in the Display Settings from the main menu.

The Eyes of Ara Free Demo has also been updated with the new languages.

As an additional bonus, the Castle Maps DLC has also been localized into all supported languages!

New DLC: The Art and Design of The Eyes of Ara

Discover the hidden secrets behind the design and development of The Eyes of Ara in this detailed art book. Featuring beautiful high resolution images, development sketches, design notes, developer insights, and behind-the-scenes commentary from the game’s creator.

This 46 page book includes sections focusing on the game’s pre-production, level design, puzzle design, story, collectibles, environments, the Eyes, and more! An excellent companion piece for fans of The Eyes of Ara.

The Art and Design of The Eyes of Ara is provided as a high-resolution PDF.

Purchase The Art and Design of The Eyes of Ara separately, or pick it up as part of the Deluxe Edition and get this, the other DLC, and the game all together for a discounted price!

The Eyes of Ara Deluxe Edition and DLC now available

I’m pleased to announce the launch of The Eyes of Ara Deluxe Edition. This combo pack includes a copy of The Eyes of Ara, plus both new DLC packs: The Original Soundtrack and Castle Maps (details on these below). Get them all together in this bundle pack for a 10% discount! Click here to visit the Steam page and grab yourself a copy.

New DLC: The Eyes of Ara Original Soundtrack

Experience The Eyes of Ara’s beautiful, sweeping score with this Original Soundtrack by the game's composer, Matt Caradus. Provided in both high quality 320kbps MP3 format and uncompressed FLAC format.

New DLC: Castle Maps

Delve even deeper into the mystery of The Eyes of Ara. Hunt down lost secrets and explore the castle like never before with these beautiful, hand-drawn maps of the game's three primary chapters. Each map comes in both a full-colour poster version and a printable black & white version with ample space to note down clues, secrets, and hidden rooms.

Patch 1.2.00: Russian & German Translations now available!

The Eyes of ara patch 1.2.00 just dropped, and with it comes one of the most requested features: the Russian and German translations. Click here to read the full patch notes.

The Eyes of Ara Free Demo has also been updated with all of this patch’s features, including the translations. Try it now for Windows and Mac

Happy gaming!

Win The Eyes of Ara Deluxe Edition!

I am excited to announce The Eyes of Ara: Deluxe Edition. This bundle pack will contain the The Eyes of Ara game, plus new DLC packs for the game’s Soundtrack and Castle Maps - all together for a discounted price!

What's more, to celebrate the launch I'm giving away 10 copies of the Deluxe Edition! To enter simply head over the the 100 Stones Interactive Facebook page and give it a Like.

Winners will be drawn on April 12th when the Deluxe Edition launches.

Click the image above to visit the Facebook page

The Deluxe Edition contains a copy of The Eyes of Ara, and two DLC packs: the Original Soundtrack and Castle Maps, all together in a bundle for a discounted price. These DLC packs will also be available separately, so if you missed out on them during the Kickstarter you need not miss out any longer.

Click here for the full terms and conditions of the Deluxe Edition giveaway.

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The Eyes of Ara Deluxe Edition Facebook Promotion

Terms and Conditions

 

 

The sweepstakes will run from 9am AEST(Australian Eastern Standard Time) April 5th, 2017 until 9am AEST April 12th 2017. 100 Stones Interactive will give away ten (10) copies of The Eyes of Ara Deluxe Edition.

 

To enter the sweepstakes entrants must “Like” the 100 Stones Interactive Facebook page before the competition closes. Entrants are not required to share, comment, tag, or otherwise engage with the 100 Stones Interactive Facebook page or its content, including the sweepstakes post, in any other way. To remain eligible, users must not unlike the page before winners are drawn.

 

WINNER SELECTION

 

Winners will be drawn after the close of the sweepstakes. Winners will be randomly selected from Facebook users who Like the 100 Stones Interactive Facebook page. Users who already like the page prior to the commencement of the sweepstakes are not required to re-like it. Employees of 100 Stones Interactive or their immediate family members are not eligible to enter the sweepstakes. Entrants who have their pages liked set as private are not eligible to be drawn as a winner. Entrants are only eligible to receive one prize each.

 

Winners will receive Steam Keys for all content included within The Eyes of Ara Deluxe Edition, including: The Eyes of Ara game; The Eyes of Ara Original Soundtrack; The Eyes of Ara Castle Map. All winners are final and correspondence will be entered into. Prizes are not transferable for cash. Winners will be notified and sent their keys by Facebook message within 24 hours of close of sweepstakes. Entrants are responsible for monitoring their messages for notification or other communication related to the sweepstakes. 100 Stones Interactive shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail, or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information.

 

If the launch of the The Eyes of Ara Deluxe Edition is delayed beyond April 12th, winners will receive their Steam Keys in a separate message as soon as the Deluxe Edition becomes available at a later date. 100 Stones Interactive is under no obligation to provide replacement Keys if keys are lost or stolen. Once all winners have been notified, a post will be made to the 100 Stones Interactive page announcing publicly that all winners have been selected and notified.

 

INDEMNITY

 

By entering and participating, entrant agrees to hold harmless, defend and indemnify 100 Stones Interactive and Facebook from and against any and all claims, demands, liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described), losses, costs or expenses, with respect to or arising out of or related to (i) entrant’s participation in the Sweepstake, or (ii) entrant’s participation in any Prize related activities, acceptance of a Prize and/or use or misuse of a Prize (including, without limitation, any property loss, damage, personal injury or death caused to any person(s).

 

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

April 1st Ultimate Update

I am pleased to announce The Eyes if Ara: April 1st Ultimate Update! This epic update is based on the feedback of hundreds of players, taking all the best parts of the game and multiplying them beyond reason, while eliminating the rest, and implementing some long requested features! Are you ready for this?

Do you love spinning painting puzzles? Because now every puzzle is a painting puzzle! Experience the unending fun of painting puzzles by tossing aside all that other nonsense. Locked door? Painting puzzle! PC password? Digital Painting puzzle! Telescope sequence? Painting puzzles in space!

Experience The Eyes of Ara like never before with more thrilling painting puzzles than you can handle!

All switches are now exciting new painting puzzles!

Who needs passwords anyway?

Other exciting changes in the Ultimate Update include:

Gameplay

  • New collectible: Ghost-motes! Like dust-motes only spookier - there are 10,000 of these tiny things to collect scattered throughout the castle.
  • New collectible: Christopher’s Old Hat. Can only be found under a full moon while the sun is in Aquarius.
  • New “Dark Mode” feature: turn off all the lighting for extra-challenging pickup hunting fun!
  • Retro-mode: re-live the good old days of PC gaming in low resolution, 256 color glory! Accessible via secret code.

Localisation - by popular demand!

  • Added support for Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics
  • Added support for Tanema, a language only spoken by 4 people in the Solomon Islands
  • Removed English version.

Controls

  • Removed Invert Camera option in favour of innovate Command Line interface
  • New free-roaming controls! You can now walk around the rooms freely (but you cannot rotate the camera)
  • Gamepad support: SEGA Dreamcast Fishing Rod now supported

April 1st Ultimate Update launches at 12:65pm today. Happy gaming!

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