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Arctic Awakening

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Goldfire Studios
Release Date: 2023

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'Arctic Awakening' Playable PC Demo Available, Shows Off Gameplay - Trailer

by Rainier on June 10, 2023 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT

Arctic Awakening is an episodic first-person adventure set in the mysterious Arctic North where you and your robotic companion, Alfie, must search for your co-pilot... and a way home.

Set in the Arctic North, Arctic Awakening is a story of survival, friendship, and the devastating impacts of climate change.

It was supposed to be routine. A supply drop to an Alaskan town, auto-pilot on, guard down. You and Donovan were already planning post mission drinks when it happened.

The storm.

Half the plane disappeared in a flash. Donovan was gone, lost to the howling tempest. Waking from the crash you find yourself alone, trapped in a frozen wilderness, your only companions a court-mandated therapy bot and temperatures that can cut a man to shreds. Hope for survival lies in finding your friend and maybe a way home.

You are Kai, a pilot without a plane lost in the wilderness of the far north. You’ll need your wits about you to brave the elements, find your co-pilot and get the hell out of Dodge. Along the way, you might just discover what it was that cut your plane clean in two... and what it is making those noises after dark.


To celebrate the new trailer’s release, GoldFire Studios has also released a brand-new demo for Arctic Awakening, available on the game’s Steam page.

Hard Won Friendships

Arctic Awakening is a narrative adventure, where your choices affect the decisions of those around you. Your actions will change your relationship with your companions, and perhaps your story itself.

Lost...and Found

Exploration is key to unravelling the secrets that surround you. Uncover the mystery of your missing co-pilot, the source of the catastrophe that left you stranded, and maybe, just maybe, find a way home.

You Are Not Alone

In Arctic Awakening the environment itself is a character, one not always on your side. Dynamic weather means each new area never feels the same, and gorgeously realised vistas combine with an ever-changing world to create an atmosphere of discovery, potential, and fear. 

Key Features:

  • First-person narrative adventure where facing the elements may just be the least of your worries.
  • Embrace Kai’s newfound survival partnership with his unwanted therapy bot, Alfie.
  • Stunning Arctic vistas to explore and secrets to uncover with dynamic weather systems creating an ever-changing world.
  • Make story choices that affect the relationships you build with companions, their decisions, and perhaps even Kai’s story itself.
  • Full voice acting brings the thrilling tale and each captivating character to life.

What dark mysteries lie beneath the ice? Answers await in Arctic Awakening, coming to PC/Mac (Steam) and consoles in 2023.

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