Haarlem, The Netherlands – 29 July 2015 – Imagine a post-apocalyptic Earth, ruled and dominated by intelligent, self-aware machines, as you play a little girl and her robot friend trying to bring Machine’s oppression to an end. Developer Arkavi Studios introduce Bonded, a heart-warming and epic story, proving that friendship can break any boundaries. Iceberg Interactive is set to publish this 3D Sci-Fi Adventure for PC (Windows, Mac, Linux), Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One in the 4th Quarter of 2015.
Edgar Ferreira, Art Director at Arkavi Studios says: “We are very happy to finally announce Bonded, a game we’ve been developing with great joy. With this game we aim to offer a rich experience full of challenging puzzles, unique environments that will fuel your imagination and a touching story that will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions.”
Erik Schreuder, CEO at Iceberg Interactive says: “While extending our co-operation with Arkavi Studios, we are pleased to see that they are following their personal passion for adventure games, something we definitely share at Iceberg.”
Bonded is a 3D animated adventure game, set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, in which you must lead a little girl called Mira, and her trusty partner, a domestic robot called Bao, in a quest to find her parents.
Long, long ago, humanity was at the peak of its technological powers. Over-dependent on their creations, machines & robots, humans forgot how to live without them. One day a major catastrophe struck planet Earth, and the Human era was over – and thus began the Machine era. Intelligent machines found a way to survive, and turned their back on humanity, which had become obsolete. Hunted down like a disease that needed to be cured, humans had to hide from what once they relied on… robots.
Today the world is very much changed. Cities have been reclaimed by nature, the world-wide human population has been reduced to a 3 digit number, and there are more robots than ever. Inside a giant bunker, a little girl and her faithful old robot remain, her parents left to get help, following an epidemic that killed nearly all of the bunker’s inhabitants. This girl knows nothing of the world outside, but when danger forces her to leave, only an old book and her old robot can help her on her journey to find her lost parents. But as fate would have it, she ends up discovering much, much more than she could have ever imagined.
- Travel through the post-apocalyptic wasteland and explore many different types of location
- Switch between two playable characters (the girl and her robot) at any time
- Collect objects, explore and solve challenging puzzles
- Embark on a story of true friendship, full of twists and turns
About Arkavi Studios
Arkavi Studios is an independent game development company, founded in 2013 in Leiria, Portugal. We are really passionate about what we do, putting our heart and soul into every game we make, and making the games we would like to play. Arkavi Studios has previously released the 4x space strategy game Lords of the Black Sun and is now developing Bonded, branching out to console game development.
Bonded is slated to release in 4th Quarter of 2015 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Source: Press Release