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      Badiya is an infinite procedural survival and exploration game set in the Arabian desert (Think Lawrence of Arabia). Life is harsh in the desert and players must explore and discover the supplies needed for survival. Although the desert is vast, players have the opportunity of discover outposts, villages,......

Overview

Badiya is an infinite procedural survival and exploration game set in the Arabian desert (Think Lawrence of Arabia). Life is harsh in the desert and players must explore and discover the supplies needed for survival. Although the desert is vast, players have the opportunity of discover outposts, villages, camps, and ancient ruins, and will have to deal with the wild-life and local populations of the area. Players must scavenge for tools and weapons, and must hunt for food to survive. Players are free to explore and discover the environment as they see fit, but they must be careful as the inhabitants of the area will treat them according to their behaviour. Badiya is built around the three key gameplay pillars of exploration, activities, and combat.

Badiya is going to be released in Alpha form on Steam Early Access and once it is finalized it will make its way to consoles in the future.

The first release on Steam Early Access is going to be focused on the single player aspect of the game but co-op and multiplayer modes are planned to be added during early access.

Play it your way

Single Player

Survive alone against the dangers of the environment in single player mode.

Available in the first Alpha release

Co-Op

Explore the world of Badiya alongside your friends in Co-Op mode.

Coming during Early Access

Multiplayer

Engage in multiplayer matches of different types with other players around the world.

Coming during Early Access

Features

  • Infinite Procedural Open World: Every time you play you will see different looking terrain, events, enemy encounters, and items to loot.
  • Time of Day System: A full 24 hour cycle is available. You can sleep to pass time and regain stamina.
  • Weather System: Clear, Cloudy, Overcast, Rain with different intensities, Snow with different intensities, Sandstorms and Fog.
  • Character Customization: Control your character ethnicity, skin tone, eye color, facial shape, facial hair, height and weight.
  • Clothing: Build up your wardrobe from a collection of authentically designed Arabic and western clothing sets covering multiple styles for head-wear, upper body, lower body, feet and accessories. You can also mix an match if you like (Imagine an Arabian thobe with a Cowboy Hat. That would be cool!)
  • Choose your own Camera Perspective: Ability to switch the camera at any time between first person and third person views.
  • Survive: Keep an eye on your biometric indicators such as health, , food, thirst, temperature (you can get Hypothermia and Hyperthermia if you are not careful). Balance your diet and food intake in-game because your character can gain weight or lose weight with visible visual difference and gameplay consequences.
  • Crafting: Loot everything you can and gather resources to be able to craft all sorts of recipes for weapons, medicine, and tools.
  • Animals: Hunt prey animals (for meat, fur, fat and bones), be hunted by wild animals, or marvel at domestic animals roaming in villages and camps. You can also utilize horses and camels for transportation.
  • Plants: Collect different types of plants that you can use to craft medical potions to help with poisoning, pain and stamina.
  • Camping: You can craft and place a camp fire which can be used for cooking food and as a source of heat during cold nights. You can also sleep in a tent to gain more stamina and health back.
  • Vehicles: Authentic military vehicles including armored cars, tanks, planes, and dune buggies with customization features such as tire armour, different weapon choices, desert camouflage paint job, side lights and more.
  • Weapons: Utilize an arsenal of weapons including side arms, rifles, machine guns and (in future alphas) flame throwers and sniper rifles.
  • Skill Tree: Upgrade your character across three different fields covering (Combat, Defense and Exploration).
  • Environments: The desert is filled with interesting locations to discover including oasis, bedouin camps, villages, military bases, air fields, oil wells and ancient ruins.
  • Trading: Buy, sell and trade with different merchants across bedouin camps and villages.
  • Guns Blazing vs Stealth: You have the choice to approach each situation to your liking wither its to launch a full blown attack or sneak your way through undetected.
  • Disguise (Future Alpha): If you are sneaking into guarded military areas or ancient ruins you can increase your chances by wearing clothes that resembles the guarding faction. This will prevent them from detecting you immediately if you don’t get too close.
  • Sea Life (Future Alpha): Built your own ship and navigate to explore different islands filled with treasures, go fishing, or pearl diving in the sea.
  • Underground Tombs (Future Alpha): Equip your torch, lantern and courage and explore tombs that are filled with traps, loot, treasures and dangers.
  • AI Awareness (Future Alpha): Raise your weapon in front of civilian crowds and some of them will run away from you while others will draw their weapons in preparation for possible hostility from you.
  • Procedural Narrative (Future Alpha): Experience a story line that is unique everytime you play along with specific goals. Just like in real life, the end of story is the start of another and in Badiya there is always a new adventure to embark upon.
  • Photo Mode (Future Alpha): You can pause the game at any point, move the camera around to frame your shot, change color filters, control camera depth of field and field of view and then capture that perfect shot that you can share on social media.
  • Map Editor (Future Alpha): Unleash your creativity and design custom maps using an easy to use yet powerful map editor. Set the desired weather and time of day, place different types of buildings, fill the place with props like crates and barrels, add gameplay entities like weapons, vehicles, and enemies and finally gameplay objectives such as winning conditions and player spawn positions. Once you are done with your masterpiece you can share it with the world for other players to play and rate in the community section in Badiya.

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Technology

  • Lighting: Fully dynamic lighting with Realtime Global Illumination (Future Alpha) and color bleeding.
  • Rendering and Shading: AAA quality Physically Based Rendering to give all objects a realistic look throughout any time of day. Dedicated shading for Cloth, Skin, and Fur. Snow, Water and Dirt accumulation on terrain and objects. Parallax Occlusion Mapping on terrain gives it that extra depth.
  • Cinematic Post Processing: Film Quality post processing effects including Color Grading, Tone Mapping, Eye Adaptation, Sun shafts, Ambient Occlusion, Grain, Vignetting, Chromatic Abberation, Motion Blur and Adaptive Depth of Field. Every single one of those effects can be turned on or off according to your liking.
  • Film Style Anti Aliasing: Temporal Anti Aliasing that prevents flickering while removing jagged edges. You also have the option of using FXAA, SMAA or disabling anti aliasing altogether.
  • Adaptive Soundtrack: Music track that adapts to what you are doing in the game and changes the mood and intensity accordingly.
  • Animation: Character animations are based on motion capture data of a real actor and then enhanced with Inverse Kinematics to achieve greater integration with the world like foot placement on uneven terrain.
  • Destruction: Objects made of wood and clay will break and shatter based on the force you hit them with. In addition to fracture being fully dynamic (not prefractured) you can further destroy the broken pieces into even smaller chunks.
  • Touch Bending: Walking through ground level plants (Like short Palm Trees) will cause their leaves to dynamically bend and react to your physical presence.
  • Water Simulation: Walking through the water surfaces will cause ripples and waves based on the type of movement you did. Water is rendered with screen space reflections, specular highlights, refraction, foam and white caps coupled with caustics for greater realism.
  • Dynamic Fire Propagation (Future Alpha): Throwing a fire torch or a lantern on flammable surfaces like cloth and wood will cause fire to spread dynamically in the area.
  • Interactive Cloth (Future Alpha): Cloth react to wind speed but in addition it will also be affect by physical objects or characters passing through them.
  • Metal Deformation: Like in real life, metal will bend and deform if gets shot or if it collides with other heavier objects.
  • Ultra High Definition 4K Support: High resolution textures ensure a crisp look that is carried over when you play in 4K. The user interface will also scale accordingly to show in a proper and readable way.
  • Fully Scalable: Choose from several quality presets or manually customize every single parameter to get the desired quality/performance combination you are after.

F.A.Q

When is Badiya going to be released?

Badiya Alpha 1 is available now on Steam Early Access from this page:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/545050

What Does Early Access mean?

Early Access is a category on Steam (steampowered.com) where you can get access to games while they are in development and before they are officially done with development.

The idea is that you as a player get to play the game early and get the chance to shape the product while it is being made. Developers on the other hand get a great opportunity to listen to the community feedback and develop the game to incorporate the community’s requests.

How much is Badiya going to cost?

During Early Access the price is going to be $20. The price of the full release however will be higher and it is advisable you get it during Early Access to get the lowest price for the game.

What languages is it available in?

Badiya will be available in both Arabic and English during Early Access but other languages may be added in the future.

Are you going to release it on consoles like Playstation 4 and Xbox One?

Badiya will be released on Sony Playstation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One when it exits Early Access on Steam in 2017.

Are you going to have a closed alpha? And can I be part of it?

We are planning to have a closed alpha prior the Alpha 1 release on Steam Early Access and we will be reaching out to certain members of the community for a chance to participate in that.

Does it support controllers on PC?

Yes! You can use the Xbox One Controller or Playstation 4 Controller at any time during the game or in the menus.

Is key rebinding supported on PC?

Key rebinding on PC is planned for future alphas.

Does Badiya run on low end machines?

Badiya is very customizable, it can be adjusted to run on a wide variety of hardware configurations.

Does Badiya support 4K on PC?

Yes! Badiya fully supports 4K resolution on PC and the menus will scale nicely to fit with that.

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Badiya Alpha 1 is available now on Steam Early Access from this page:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/545050


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