Arid was released on June 29, 2021 by Breda University of Applied Sciences. The game was developed by Sad Viscacha Studio. Arid is a gritty, exploration-survival experience that challenges players in surviving the most arid place in the world. By using your skills and adaptation, you must face the loneliness, the extreme temperatures, and mysteries of the Atacama Desert.

Welcome to Arid, a small and contained open world survival experience set during the 1930s in one of the driest places in the world: the Atacama. It’s the 30s. You are the pilot of a cargo flying 8000 meters over the Atacama*, a mysterious failure in the engine and a miraculous landing has left you stranded in one of the largest and most arid desert in the world. Will you survive the harsh temperature and conditions of this unique setting? Is there even a way out?

As a single player survival open world, Arid aims at delivering a semi-hardcore experience that does not handhold the players. After a guided onboarding the player will be left to explore and progress the story how they prefer. Will you find and repair all the refuges on the map? Will you explore for additional resources? How many days can you survive?

Aris is similar to Rust and No Man’s Sky. Arid is definitely a survival class game but is more of an escape game style. Easiest way to sum it up, is that Arid is the Summer version of The Long Dark, except that you can jump in this game. So instead of suffering from Hypothermia, like in The Long Dark, you cannot stay in the sun too long in Arid, because you will get sunburn.  Inventory management really detracts from the game. I ended up having to walk back and forth to different bases all the time which wastes my resources

The graphics in the game are excellent and definitely very weld thought out. The student team definitely made this game look a lot better than many recently reviewed.

The developers are aware that some players cannot correctly click the confirmation button to access the ending and finish the game. Since it only happens to a smaller percentage of players, we are trying to identify the steps and conditions that make this bug happen. More news will be shared soon.


Operating SystemWindows 10 x64 or better
CPUIntel i5 or better
Memory8 GB or more
Hard Drive Space10 GB
Graphics HardwareGTX 1060 or better
NetworkBroadband Internet Connection Required