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PROJECT AURA
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Platforms: PC
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish
Players: Single-player
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Release date: 2014
In the near future, humans will face the drastic consequences of climate change. Forced to take refuge in vital reserves using cryo-preservation, they await a second chance.

PROJECT AURA is a simulation/strategy videogame, where you take control of a colony of survivors from the climate disaster.

At the end of the 21st century, humans — finally aware of the great climate disaster — dedicated their efforts not on preventing the inevitable crisis, but to ensure the survival of the species itself.
In this endeavor, they embarked on the construction of a network of cities on the sea, resistant to the hostile atmosphere.
Overtaken by the events and extreme food shortage, they built ultra-secret shelters that would support them in hibernation, to be awakened in a more favorable situation.

FEATURES
■ Lead a colony of climate disaster survivors
■ Take control of a colony starting from a state of zero development.
■ Manage, train and specialize your citizens who will learn their assigned tasks.
■ Create a suitable habitat to incorporate more citizens to your colony.
■ Exploit and develop technology in your hands to improve your infrastructure, production and research.
■ Construct new buildings and platforms to expand your city.
■ Specialize your colony, trade or go for self-sufficiency.
■ Explore and rescue valuable remains from the civilization of the 21st century and reuse them for your purposes.
■ Reuse components from the past century, and craft unique items

* Get ready to discover a new formula of innovative gameplay!

Minimal Requirements
• CPU: 2 GHz
• Memory: 1 Gb
• NVIDIA GeForce 8600
• ATI Radeon HD2600
• Video memory: 512 Mb
• Sound card: any OpenAL compatible
• Disk space: 1 Gb
• Windows XP, Vista, 7
Popular Discussions View All (6)
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Jul 12 @ 12:13pm
What do you expect?
PixelQuality Games
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Mar 13 @ 7:43am
What you thing the can be awesome?
Befasella
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Feb 19 @ 8:38am
Project Aura , the new meta ?
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PixelQuality Games  [author] Aug 19 @ 8:23am 
Heating engines: 3d audio sound test
krrrks Aug 16 @ 2:14am 
@Ryder Oh and to educate you a littlebit further, Venus is not hot because of it's closer orbit to the sun, but because "Venus' thick, toxic atmosphere traps heat in a runaway 'greenhouse effect".
So basically it's excactly what is happening on Earth, just already much further progressed. It already had it's climate tipping point long ago.

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Venus
krrrks Aug 16 @ 2:05am 
@Ryder You actually do know that over 95% of the scientists worldwide agree that human caused raise of CO2 levels in the atmosphere is THE major reason for global warming (your said "tipping point")?
And that all these scientists agree that the results of that will be extremely bad for us if we don't radically change our ways of life, as you can already see in many parts of the world (like droughts, more natural disasters, water levels rising, raise of diseases, ..)?

PixelQuality Games, don't listen to the ClimateChange Deniers, it's really great you chose such an important topic as the core for your game. There are too few games and movies talking about it. And it is the reason why I will buy this game once you release it on Steam and support you in any way possible!
Besides it looks like a lot fun too. :)

oh and yeah, go green! ;)
PixelQuality Games  [author] Jul 27 @ 8:38am 
@BTW, I think the game looks beautiful... a lot of work... and your team deserve big kudos for the accomplishment...
Thank you, we are really working hard in game:) and already improved many aspects since trailer. We will present as well a genuine gameplay formula, let's see how is it seen during our early access stage and how much need to be refined.
Ryder Jul 26 @ 11:07am 
BTW, I think the game looks beautiful... a lot of work... and your team deserve big kudos for the accomplishment... but the business decision to link it to a political hot potato... not wise. I'm simply not going to buy this game because I don't want the annoyance of AGW politics in my entertainment... it *destroys* value in my view. But again, as a programmer myself, and 3D artist... I really do appreciate the tremendous accomplishment in getting the game this far.

Yet I can't wish you success. Fear of global warming does not come from scientists... it comes from politicians like Al Gore, industries like Hollywood, and now video games. Scientists are much, much more moderate, on the issue. The fear is coming from you. Not science... and that's a shame.
Ryder Jul 26 @ 10:54am 
Exactly... "to you"... it's not science. It's a socio-political belief structure... and an annoying one to have it worked into a game. I recently saw someone make this statement "Be veg. Go green. Save the planet." That's not rational. It's sloganeering. Eating meat will kill the planet. Wow. The point is, we know of actual, serious disasters that do in fact visit the earth regularly, from massive solar plasma discharges to planet killing asteroids. Some fantasy of "tipping point" CO2, which fewer and fewer scientists believe holds any merit... is the core of your game. It's the politicians that see $$$$ in pushing global warming disaster alarmism, which means, that in the end, you have wrapped you game around a POLITICAL STANCE, more than a scientific one.

Bad choice.
PixelQuality Games  [author] Jul 26 @ 2:46am 
*offtopic: To me, Venus is just a demonstration of what breaking balance can lead to (with or without human factor), the rest are scientists' theories.

We are an -indie- game development studio, and making games is our passion; but hey, if we can add an extra value, why not? :) In any case, we are very close to Early Access launch and this and other subjects are to be discussed; our goal is to do the best game possible in all senses ;)
Ryder Jul 26 @ 2:04am 
Venus is Venus... 30 % closer to the sun, so of course it's hot... it's not a disaster... just a different world in a different orbit. And if venus tells you anything, it is that climate changes BY ITSELF. SUV's did not cause venus to get hot... so enough of that already. Scientists already know that there is a limit to the warming that can come from CO2... after which, you can pump it in forever... and not increase temperatures... so venus is just a diversion.
PixelQuality Games  [author] Jul 25 @ 7:29am 
Hi Ryder,

Well, first of all, it is nothing said! Trailer's speaker may be laying... and in-game you may, or may not, go to discover consequences of the disaster. In game context, you don't even know what is the year you are in; it may have happened 1,000, 10,000, 100,000 years... and you are totally lost.

Regarding real disasters, it is speculated that the atmosphere of Venus up to around 4 billion years ago was more like that of the Earth with liquid water on the surface, actually, its surface's temperature is 467 °C, 872 °F

Now you are killed :D
Ryder Jul 24 @ 11:18pm 
Oh NO... not more "global warming" crap... I'm so tired of the crap and politics about this that there is no way I am going to spend money to buy alarmist propaganda...

What about a game behind a REAL disaster... like a massive solar flare like the one that NARROWLY missed the earth in 2012... which would have literally shut down the entire electric grid, and destroyed our communications and navigation satellites... we were *that close* to going back to the dark ages in an instant.

Yet we worry about two one-hundredths of a degree warming in 50 years... talk about misplaced priorities! Now we have to pay for this crap in our games?

Kill me now.