Archaica: The Path Of Light


Archaica is a visually stunning puzzle game with lasers and mirrors, that enraptures gamers not only with finely designed levels, but also with an interesting storyline.


The Story

In this game we become the Chosen One from the nation that believes walking the legendary Path of Light will save the world from impending disaster. We revive ancient mechanisms, explore secrets of an ancient civilization, and discover the true destiny of The Path along the way through extraordinary realms.

Core Gameplay

scr_1_06The idea for logical puzzles is to adjust the mechanisms and cast light through all the crystals on the board. This brings to life mechanisms created by the Ancients.

Every board consists of variety of devices such as mirrors, splitting devices, colour filters, teleports and more. Using only them player must illuminate all the crystals on the board. Laser beams can be merged together creating a new colour that is needed to illuminate some crystals. What matters in some situation is that it can run in opposite directions but in the same line. Some boards contain dynamic elements like elevators which make new tiles on a board available for playing after activation. 

World

Portal: or Archaica’s World Map is the place where you start the game and from where you can travel throughout Archaica’s World. At the beginning you have access to the tutorial ring only. Once solved it activates a full map giving access to five different realms.
Hills: the tutorial ring. It is the only realm that must be solved in specified order. Each map introduces some basic game mechanic, in this case – mainly basic devices.
Desert City: Ancient library and complex underground labyrinth awaiting exploration. This realm gives access to another two: Islands and Crystal Mines. Colour mixing mechanic is introduced as well.
Islands: Realm consisting of islands scattered on water and mysterious wetlands.. Your task is to activate an ancient watermill at the end. Also introducing a colour filter device changing laser’s colour.
Crystal Mines: A Place where the Ancients mined the crystals. Mine’s corridors go deep and reach inside the volcano. The realm is full of teleports that move the laser beam into  further sections.
Jungle: The remains of ancient settlements and dark catacombs. Ruins of a secret temple hidden deep in the jungle.
Temples: The realm floating in clouds with the Great Temple of Light at the end.

Totem

Totem is a mysterious device which represents Chosen One’s progress through the journey. Work it the way you choose: unlock new abilities, and get access to hidden places. Legends say that no one before has fully activated it, and whoever does this will learn the knowledge of the Ancients.

Key Features

An extraordinary atmosphere of an ancient and unknown civilization

We’ve  put a lot of work to make Archaica’s world a beautiful and remarkable place. Every single place has it’s unique atmosphere and encourages further exploration.

Interesting and unique puzzles

We’ve prototyped hundreds of puzzles but selected only some of them. This ensured puzzles are unique and each of them is based on a separate idea. Additionally there are several mysterious devices occurring only in particular places making them even more unique.

Ancient artifacts and secrets waiting to be discovered

Archaica’s world is full of secrets ready to be revealed: artifacts and devices that help you develop your Totem, mysterious ancient machines and their purpose awaiting to be discovered, and entire secret rounds where hint is not available.


Screenshots & Arts

 

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