Aka Direct Download
The farming system is inspired by permaculture, where associations (garden design) and wild animals play a role. It is possible to craft shelter, tools, clothes, or various props. It can help solve quests or just be for a decorative purpose. You will need to gather materials, find objects or win them while doing quests. Relaxing in hot springs with monkeys, watching clouds while listening to the ocean waves, or taking a nap on a giant Capybara…Aka isn’t a linear game. Meet various characters of all kinds: villagers willing to help, trapped animals, giant monsters, or ghosts from your past who need your help to be freed. I know I am very emotionally weak but this game has made me cry multiple times. It is so wholesome, so comforting, so cozy. I really cannot explain the mixed reviews. This is a small indie game, and of course it has its issues upon release! The developers are so kind and responsive both here and on Discord, and they are taking everyone’s recommendations to heart it seems.
The art style is something I have never quite encountered before and I could not love it more. The movements, the characters, the world… it is all so, so beautiful and serene. The first time I entered water in the game, I was amazed! I loved it. You can sit and watch the clouds, rest by ponds and enjoy the fish, or play music with other animals in a rhythm-type mini-game. For card or deck-building lovers, there is also a card mini-game! The story is very emotional, at least to me. It is post-war and is all about rebuilding and forgiveness. It is beautiful. I hope that they expand it more and add more dialogue, as I love hearing from the other animals. Overall, the price is more than worth it to me so as to support an indie team and their stunning game. I understand all of the complaints, from the UI text not being as pretty as the game itself to the bugs. However, these are not game-breaking issues to me at all and have not really affected my gameplay experience.
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The game really does a bait and switch with the crafting system and first island feels like it was a setup for a completely different game when it was designed. I expected a survival crafting game with PTSD ghost haunting, but when I realized that wasn’t the point of the game, I enjoyed it much more. You have no stress. Time means little, and you don’t even have energy or hunger bars. Food doesn’t seem to do anything, and farming is more often than not an ignorable chore in such an idyllic world. The minigames are short, but feel good. The card game is confusing until you realize it’s Magic mixed with Slay the Spire. There’s a funny infinite turn combo you can collect early on, but that’s about all the depth it has. Perhaps the metaphor is that we look for goals and challenges, when the entire game is about learning to get away from that and to enjoy life.
- Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
- OS: Windows 7 SP1
- Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics: Graphics card with DX10 (shader model 4.0) capabilities
- Storage: 5 GB available space
- Sound Card: playable without sound
- Click the Download Here button above and you should be redirected to GamesDatabase.
- Wait 5 seconds and click on the grey ‘download now’ button. Now let the download begin and wait for it to finish.
- Once the game is done downloading, right click the .zip file and click on “Extract to” (To do this you must have 7-Zip or winrar, which you can get here).
- Double click inside the Aka folder and run the exe application.
- Thats all, enjoy the game! Make sure to run the game as administrator and if you get any missing dll errors, look for a file named All In One Runtimes.exe run this and install it.