Aoca Game Lab is a creative team from Salvador, Brazil. We design IPs that start from games to reach other areas of the entertainment industry. Our creative vision blends the potentials of humanities and technologies.
The continuation of an adventure and exploration story in the Brazilian backlands. Overcome a long trip on foot and discover the paths to the magical village of Canudos, the land where the dreams dwell. ÁRIDA II is a narrative-based adventure game inspired by historical events. Launch estimated to 2023.
The first concepts of what would become Aoca were established in 2016, but in 2017 the team officially begins its journey.
Between 2017 and 2018, Aoca was focused on what we called "Backlands Project". ÁRIDA as a product was born from the idea of creating a series of games.
With a repercussion above our expectations, we received more than 15 awards and mentions, reaching players worldwide. A more consistent vision of the company was born this year.
We participated in some acceleration processes. It is worth mentioning first Vale do Dendê and then Google for Startups Brazil through the Black Founders Fund (where we received an equity-free investment). A year to structure Aoca as a business.
We were selected to participate in the Indie Games Accelerator, an international accelerator program from Google Play. Mobile was not an initial plan, but this was the year that we understood more clearly the potential of this movement.
A year to understand the mobile world. We released versions for the main stores and now we are much more confident to plan the future of the series in the mobile world.
A year to further position ÁRIDA in the entertainment industry: we will launch the console versions of ÁRIDA I,and we will begin preparations for the multiplatform launch of ÁRIDA II: Rise of the Brave in 2024.
We are a company focused on the development of our IP, but we work in partnerships with projects that are connected to our editorial. We are also deeply interested in strengthening our relationship with creators focused on diversity, culture, and social impact.
It is always a pleasure for us to meet people interested in what we create!