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Insider Program

Dev Q&A Episode 2

A screenshot of the starting nation in Ara: History Untold

Hey there, Ara fans!

In case you missed it, we released an exhilarating Dev Q&A episode yesterday with GamerZahk and Marc Meyer, President of Oxide Games! We tackled a plethora of questions from our fantastic community, so let’s dive right in!

Marc kicked off the discussion with updates on Ara’s development progress. The team at Oxide Games is firing on all cylinders, polishing every aspect of Ara to ensure an unforgettable gaming experience. From refining water physics to enhancing performance, rest assured, Ara is shaping up to be something truly special.

Next, we delved into the intricacies of Ara’s Leaders, unveiling the attribute system that defines their personalities and strategies. Each leader boasts 3 or 4 minor traits alongside a unique Feature, offering a diverse range of benefits and challenges for players to navigate. Whether harnessing the power of the Charismatic trait to bolster your Nation’s Trade or grappling with the hindrance of traits like Aloof, the dynamic interplay of traits promises to shape each player’s journey uniquely.

In response to player inquiries, we’re excited to announce that Ara will feature multiple difficulty options for AI opponents! As the difficulty scales up, prepare to face increasingly aggressive leaders and smarter long-term strategies, ensuring a dynamic gameplay experience for veterans and newcomers alike.

Shifting gears, we addressed community feedback regarding Ara’s starting locations. Marc clarified the team’s decision to start with your new settlement, highlighting the importance of jumping-starting players into the heart of Ara’s vibrant world. The rationale behind this decision lies in the exponential growth of Nations, compelling players to hit the ground running to keep pace with the competition. Founding your first city early on becomes paramount, setting the stage for an exhilarating journey of expansion and conquest.

We wrapped up with heartfelt messages from Marc to the Ara community, expressing gratitude for their unwavering support and excitement for what’s to come. With Ara’s Insider Program continually evolving and updates on the horizon, there’s plenty to look forward to as we journey toward launch later this year!

You can watch the full video on our YouTube channel, and be sure to subscribe for future content! If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below, and we’ll do our best to answer them in the next episode!

Until next time, happy gaming!