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American Arcadia PC

A cross between a first-person adventure game and an action platformer. American Arcadia is set in the titular metropolis, its people unknowingly participating in a reality show, where losing popularity among the audience gets them killed.

Adventure | FPP | platform | dystopia | indie games | 2.5 D | side-scroll | alternative history | 60s and 70s

American Arcadia Release Date PC




developer: Out of the Blue publisher: Raw Fury Games Official website

English language game language: English

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American Arcadia is a creative cross between an adventure game and an aciton platformer. It was developed by Out of the Blue, also known for Call of the Sea.


American Arcadia is set in the alternate 1970s, in Arcadia, a retrofuturistic, seemingly idyllic metropolis. Unbeknownst to its citizens, though, they're all unwilling contestants in the most popular reality show in the world, their lives broadcast on TV 24/7. To make matters more, losing popularity among the audience results in death. Both of our playable characters must learn the truth about Arcadia and find a way out.


American Arcadia could be considered two games in one. When playing as the first character, the game is first-person, tasking us with exploring different areas, hacking devices and gathering intel. As the second character, the game is a side-scroller, tasking us with jumping on platforms, avoiding traps and escaping pursuers. There are numerous puzzles to solve and stealth segments to get through.

The story is conveyed through documentary-like cutscenes, which show interviews and interrogations.

Technical aspects

American Arcadia features cartoonish visuals, the bright color palette during the day contrasting dark areas traversed during the night. The game features an all-star voice cast, starring Yuri Lowenthal (Marvel's Spider-Man, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time), Krizia Bajos (Cyberpunk 2077) and Cissy Jones (Firewatch, Life is Strange).

Last updated on 15 November 2023

Game mode: single player  

Age restrictions American Arcadia: 16+

American Arcadia System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or better
  • 20 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i7-6700 3.4 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • graphic card 8 GB GeForce RTX 2070 or better
  • 20 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
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