Arise: A Simple Story

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Arise is an emotional journey through the bittersweet lives of two people where memories come alive and time bends to your will. Lose yourself in moments of happiness and overcome every hardship as you relive your life’s story. A story of joy and sorrow. A simple story.
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About Arise: A Simple Story

About this game

Arise is an emotional journey through the bittersweet lives of two people where memories come alive and time bends to your will. Lose yourself in moments of happiness and overcome every hardship as you relive your life’s story. A story of joy and sorrow. A simple story.

YOUR ADVENTURE OF LOVE AND LOSS

Set out on an adventure through the changing landscapes of memories lush with feelings of love and loss. Every moment of this rollercoaster ride is a new challenge and a chance to see your life in a different light.

INSPIRED ARTSTYLE

Enter the wonderful world of memories and feelings brought to life by the talented artists from Piccolo Studio. Discover the heartfelt magic in your personal, everyday struggles thanks to the game’s soulful music and beautiful art direction.

MASTERY OVER TIME

Control the flow of time and change your surroundings from the shifting of seconds to the entire season. Fast forward, move back, or pause time to relive your memories and overcome every obstacle on your journey.

PLAYING TOGETHER

Invite a second player to help you control time and enjoy the journey together. The easy-to-pick-up nature of Arise keeps everyone engaged and lets them experience the emotional story to its fullest.

Game Details

Release Date:
December 03, 2020
Developer:
Piccolo Studio
Publisher:
Untold Tales
Rating:
ACB rating of 6
ESRB rating of 6
PEGI rating of 7
USK rating of 6
Supported Languages:
English +
Link:
Genres:
3D Platformer
Exploration

Puzzle Platformer

Story Rich

Platformer

Adventure
Themes:
Emotional
Cute

Relaxing

Surreal

Drama

Nature

Colorful

Family Friendly
Play Styles:
Time Manipulation
Local Co-Op

Singleplayer

Narration

Third Person
Features:
SharedSplit Screen Coop
SharedSplit Screen

Steam Achievements

Full controller support

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Cloud

Remote Play Together

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10 (64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 4340 3.6 GHz or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2 GB or AMD Radeon equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compliant
  • Additional Notes: Recommended input: Controller

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5 GHz or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB or AMD Radeon equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compliant
  • Additional Notes: Recommended input: Controller

Critic Reviews

79

PC Invasion

80 / 100
"Arise tells a simple, yet moving story with beautiful graphics and incredible musical score. However, its gameplay sometimes tends to work against itself, despite its intuitive...

The Games Machine

84 / 100
"Arise: A Simple Story is a puzzle platform game with a soul. It’s a beautiful and touching trip through the emotions of the protagonist and the player. Even if short and...

Jeuxvideo.com

65 / 100
"Arise: A Simple Story draws the player's attention with a beautiful art and sound design but quickly fails to keep it due to repetitive gameplay mechanics."
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12.5% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

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Relax & enjoy! 70%  of players consider this game to be Easy

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Completionist! 14.29%  of players have Conquered It

Arise: A Simple Story User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 7 ratings
71% of users would recommend this.
3.6

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The chapter "Romance" made me cry of sheer beauty. I have never before seen something so beautiful it made me cry. It is such a wonderful marriage of visual art, music and story that are 100% in harmony. The end made me cry too, although it wasn't exactly what I was hoping for, but still close. I was so invested in the main character that at some point towards the end, I thought I love how the game's story is told without a single word being spoken. That said, there are negatives too: - The keyboard controls are absolutely terrible though and sadly can't be changed. - The game will only run if installed on a local hard drive, when you try to run it from a network drive, you will get an error message and the game will not start. - On my first playthrough I had a bug where the game ignored the last two levels I had played. Sadly, those were the two hardest levels in the game ("Fruit" and "Ashes"). - And sadly, the game is rather short. I played through it in 9.4 hours including the forced repeat of the 2 hardest levels, and I'm really not a good player and struggled with the controls until the end, so I died a lot, not just in these levels. And I played "Romance" twice in a row (voluntarily). I guess playtime for average skilled players would be somewhere around 4-6 hours.
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Such a great game with great story but a bit janky gameplay

Alex
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Truly a magnificent experience. It put the priorities back to the right place in life. Value who's around and don't take anything for granted...
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Not Recommended

TheGord
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Had potential, but game ending control issues made it unplayable, absolutely unforgivable.
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Frequently Asked Questions

According to PEGI, Arise: A Simple Story is suitable for players aged 7 and above.
Yes, Arise: A Simple Story is Steam Deck Verified.
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10 (64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 4340 3.6 GHz or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2 GB or AMD Radeon equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compliant
  • Additional Notes: Recommended input: Controller
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5 GHz or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB or AMD Radeon equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compliant
  • Additional Notes: Recommended input: Controller
86% of critics on Metacritic recommend Arise: A Simple Story. The Metascore is 79 out of 100.
71% of Fanatical users recommend Arise: A Simple Story. The average review score is 3.6/5
Arise: A Simple Story was released on December 03, 2020
Arise: A Simple Story is published by Untold Tales
Arise: A Simple Story was developed by Piccolo Studio
Fanatical users tagged Arise: A Simple Story as 3D Platformer, Exploration, Puzzle Platformer, and Story Rich
Fanatical users tagged Arise: A Simple Story as Emotional, Cute, Relaxing, and Surreal
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Arise: A Simple Story as having Local Co-Op
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Arise: A Simple Story as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Arise: A Simple Story as 3D Platformer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Arise: A Simple Story as Exploration
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Arise: A Simple Story as Puzzle Platformer

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