The Eyes of Ara

A project in by 100 Stones Interactive

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An immersive Puzzle-Adventure game inspired by classics like Myst and modern exploration-based storytelling like Tomb Raider.
Backers: 508
Average Pledge Per Backer: $34 AUD

Funded: $17,170 AUD of $15,000 AUD
Dates: May 31st -> Jul 1st (31 days)
Project By: 100 Stones Interactive
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Latest News

The Final Hours

June 30th - via:
We are now in the final day of The Eyes of Ara Kickstarter, with less than 19 hours remaining on the clock. The response yesterday was incredible, accumulating in a single day the final 10% of total funding and then some. I am at once humbled by the... (Read More)

Across the Line!

June 29th - via:
As of this moment The Eyes of Ara has surpassed its $15000 funding goal, and with 34 hours to spare! Thank you so much to all of my backers for your generous support and for your help spreading the word. It’s not over yet of course. The Kickstarter... (Read More)

41 Hours to Go, Staff Pick, and Dev Diary Round-up

June 29th - via:
What an amazing day! Since yesterday’s update things have been incredible. A big thank you to everyone that increased their pledge, shared the link around, and to all of the new backers. Yesterday saw a huge surge in pledges and as of writing there... (Read More)

64 Hours Remaining, The Goal Is In Sight! + Update Refresher

June 28th - via:
The Eyes of Ara Kickstarter page has gone from counting down the days to counting down the hours. There is now just a little over $2000 left to fund, and these last couple of days are going to be critical for the campaign to reach its target. You can... (Read More)

Screenshot Saturday, Shoutouts, and 17% Remaining

June 27th - via:
I don't normally post updates over the weekend, so I'll keep this one short and sweet :) There are now just over four days and only 17% remaining until The Eyes of Ara is successfully funded! It’s been picking up a lot of momentum again over the... (Read More)

Dev Diary: Environment Art Pipeline, New Reward Tier, and Entering the Final Week!

June 25th - via:
The Eyes of Ara Kickstarter campaign is now in its final week and has passed 75% funded. It received quite a boost in pledges over the last couple of days so I want to thank everyone that shared the link around and posted about it. New Reward Tier:... (Read More)

Interface Improvements and Single Digit Countdown!

June 22nd - via:
As of today there are now nine days left of the Eyes of Ara Kickstarter, and with just under 1/3 of the funding to go! The campaign is on track to meet the goal, but there is a lot more work yet to do. I have another Dev Diary planned for this week,... (Read More)

Level Design Friday! Dev Diary Part 2, Plus Friday Screenshots

June 19th - via:
Just a short update today to take you into the weekend. As promised, here is the second half of the Design Dev Diary. In this part I talk a bit about interaction with the game world, and the decision to go with a node-based traversal system. And here... (Read More)

Dev Diary 2 - Game Design, plus: Halfway Home and Video Interview

June 17th - via:
Late yesterday The Eyes of Ara Kickstarter campaign passed the halfway mark, with 15-and-a-half days passed and 15-and-a-half days remaining. Strangely it feels like I’ve been at this a lot longer while at the same time feeling like the end is much... (Read More)

Another Weekly Dose of Screenshots! Plus Press and Shoutout

June 15th - via:
New ScreenshotsFirst up this week, the latest screenshots for Screenshot Saturday went up on the 100 Stones Twitter and Facebook pages over the weekend, but if you are not a follower on social media, fear not! I have included them below, enjoy :) In... (Read More)

The Big Update! Physical Game Add-on, New Rewards, 50% Funded, and Video Dev Diary

June 10th - via:
I didn’t plan for all of this to happen at once, but it has all kind of fallen in at the same time, so here we go... 50% Funded!Yesterday afternoon just before 5pm local time, The Eyes of Ara Kickstarter passed the 50% funded mark! To achieve this... (Read More)

The Eyes of Ara Has Been Greenlit!

June 9th - via:
I awoke this morning to find that The Eyes of Ara has been officially Greenlit! Thank you to everyone that voted and helped to spread the word, it would not have happened without you.   This is very exciting news for me as a small, one-man indie... (Read More)

One Week In, FAQ, and Shoutouts

June 7th - via:
Hi everyone, I hope you all had a good weekend. Today marks one week since I launched The Eyes of Ara Kickstarter campaign and the response has been amazing. At the time of writing we are 44% of the way to the target, and 11th most voted on Steam... (Read More)

Your Weekly Dose of Screenshots

June 5th - via:
Hi everyone, I wanted to let those of you keen for the latest news and screenshots know that I post frequently on Facebook and Twitter. Every weekend I participate on Twitter in #MadeWithUnity Fridays and #ScreenshotSaturday, so be sure to follow... (Read More)

Press Coverage and Gameplay Video

June 4th - via:
A few Adventure Game and Crowdfunding sites have covered The Eyes of Ara since the Kickstarter launched and I thought you might appreciate hearing about them. Adventure Gamers, Just Adventure, and Kickstart Ventures have all posted articles about... (Read More)

A Quick Look at The Eyes of Ara’s Gameplay

June 2nd - via:
Hi everyone, I have been getting a lot of great feedback about The Eyes of Ara since the Kickstarter launched, but one thing that has come up consistently is: “can you tell me more about the gameplay?” So here is a quick rundown of the sorts of... (Read More)

A Fantastic First Day!

June 1st - via:
A huge thankyou to everyone that has shown their support for The Eyes of Ara! It’s been a crazy 24 hours wearing down my F5 key and watching the campaign progress. The feedback I have received so far has been great, it’s wonderful to know that... (Read More)

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