Atajrubah is an adventure survival game set in a vast desert. You can either explore the world on your own, or with friends, but the main objective is to survive.
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Influenced by Arabian Folklore and Architecture, the game takes you in the 1930’s and 1940’s, when surviving a desert was even harder than it is today. Water and food are scarce, finding the source of water is crucial. Lack of it will lead to dehydration pretty fast and that means you will die.
Food can be found easier as there are palm trees with dates. Although, there is no guarantee dates will be laying around. This is a sandbox game, meaning the environment is generated on the go, though there is a ruined settlement. I started exploring the land and found an oasis with water and some food. Throwing stones at crabs was useful to replenish my health, along with picking up dates around trees.
Surviving in a desert is harsh and Atajrubah shows that in every aspect. Not only that you will dehydrate or starve, but there are also enemies lurking everywhere. Crafting a weapon, or throwing stones will put an end to them. There are no weapons when you first start, just a pickaxe laying around and it is used to break rocks. By doing so, you will get stones needed for various tasks.
Antelopes and camels can be lured to follow you, not sure if they can be used for food. Probably later in a game, when more advanced weapons can be crafted.
Took me some time to figure out the controls, the game is still in Alpha stage so bugs were expected. One of the bugs I noticed was that my character had no head. He had underwear though, it was clearly visible while diving. Exploring the world could turn into a fun, if only dehydration didn't get me so fast. There are supposed to be ancinet secrets somewhere in an environment.
Graphics were fine, I got a feeling of being in a desert straight away. Heat shows above sand letting you know how rough the environment can be. Enemies could be zombies as they have torn bodies and ugly faces. It was just standing in front of me waiting to die, wasn't much of a challenge. Sounds were OK too, I guess it will all be improved a lot before the public release.
Survival games are common and what makes the Atajrubah unique is that it’s set in a desert. Developer also stated it will be possible for up to 30 players to play at the same time. If it comes to life, we could play with our friends, build communities and help each other survive the rough environment.
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