Factsheet

Developer:
Aoca Game Lab
Salvador - Bahia, Brazil

Founding date:
August 1, 2016

Website:
https://www.aocagamelab.games

Press / Business contact:
contact@aocagameLab.games

Social:
twitter.com/aocagamelab
facebook.com/aocagamelab
instagram.com/aocagamelab
linkedin.com/aocagamelab

Releases:
ARIDA : BACKLANDS AWAKENIG
ARIDA II : RISE OF THE BRAVE

Address:
Alameda Salvador, 1057
Salvador Shopping Business Tower America
Brazil

Description

Aoca Game Lab is an indie game company from Salvador, Brazil. Our creative vision blends the potentials of humanities and technologies.

History

Our History

Founded in 2016, Aoca Game Lab is a game dev company from Salvador, a city in the Brazilian northeast.

Through games, we create IPs with historical and touching storytelling, suggesting new paths to the industry's thematic standards. Our main product is called ÁRIDA, a series of 3D adventure games that takes place in 19th-century Brazilian backlands.

We understand technology as a tool for transforming realities. That’s why we see the global reach of games as a strategy to present diverse narratives and identities, joining the fun with universally relevant themes.

We launched our first game in 2019, ÁRIDA: Backland's Awakening, a PC premium game that had its mobile versions launched in 2022 (Android and iOS). We are currently porting it to consoles and developing the continuation, ÁRIDA II: Rise of the Brave, to be released in Q4 - 2023.

ÁRIDA: Backland’s Awakening

ÁRIDA is a narrative-based game inspired by historical events.

We present the journey of Cícera, a 13-year-old girl who lives in a drought-stricken country town. Inspired by the historic village of Canudos, ÁRIDA has a hybrid potential: an entertainment game that is widely used in Brazilian schools.

Filled with quests, collectables, dialogues and crafting systems, ÁRIDA is a premium single player game that blends adventure and survival elements, focusing on players with an achiever and explorer profile.

We received prizes and nominations for more than 15 events. After finishing the development of ÁRIDA trilogy, we will create new IPs with this historical, cultural and diverse flavor.

Vision and Future

For reasons of cultural identification, ÁRIDA has Brazilian players as its main audience.However, by presenting global themes and having mechanics common to adventure games, it has huge potential for internationalization.

We have players on all continents, and after Brazil, our most significant markets are the United States, Germany, China, Russia, and France.

Our future vision is to become an internationally recognized company for bringing Brazilian popular culture to players worldwide, reaching other spaces such as licensing, animations and books.

Projects

  • ARIDA : Backlands Awakening
  • ARIDA II : Brave of the Rave

Videos

ARIDA: Backland's Awakening [Official Trailer] YouTube

ARIDA: Rise of the Brave [Teaser #1] YouTube

Aoca Game Lab: Behind the scenes!! YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • 2017 - "Finalist Big Starter" - (BIG Festival, Brazil)
  • 2018 - "Best Art" - (Gamepolitán, Brazil)
  • 2019 - ÁRDA 1: PC Launch
  • 2020 - "Black Founders Fund" - (Google Brazil)
  • 2021 - "Indie Games Accelerator" - (Google Play)
  • 2022 - ÁRIDA 1: Mobile Launch (Android & iOS)
  • 2022 - Indie Games Fund - (Google Play)

Selected Articles

  • "The resistance of the creators of ÁRIDA, a game about the life in the Brazilian backlands."
    - Henrique Sampaio, Overloadr, Brazil (portuguese only)
  • "ÁRIDA, Canudos and the reframing of the Brazilian backlands in video games."
    - Victor Ferreira, The Enemy, Brazil (portuguese only)
  • "Why this former researcher started a game compan"
    - Patricia Correa, Google Play Blog, EUA

Team Contact

Contact
contact@aocagamelab.games

Filipe Pereira
CEO | Lead Game Designer & Producer filipe@aocagamelab.games

Victor Cardozo
COO | Art Director & Marketing Lead victor@aocagamelab.games


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