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Arise: A Simple Story

An adventure game with platform elements in which we play the role of a hero taking part in a journey through the afterlife, which is a metaphor of his life. Arise: A Simple Story was developed by the independent Piccolo Studio team and released by Techland Publishing.

Adventure | TPP | arcade elements | for 2 people | indie games | co-op | experimental/art | splitscreen | exploration games

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developer: Piccolo Studio

publisher: Techland

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Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: / common screen, players: 1-2

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Arise: A Simple Story is an adventure game with platform elements, developed by the independent team at Piccolo Studio and published by Techland Publishing, whose portfolio includes e.g. Torment: Tides of Numenera.


Arise: A Simple Story starts off unusually, because... during the main character's funeral. Some time later, the protagonist wakes up on the other side, where in the distance a mountain with a mysterious light on top is appearing. Our protégé decides to head towards it, observing the changing landscape along the way, which is a metaphor for his own past, full of both happy and sad moments.


In Arise: A Simple Story we observe the action from various perspectives while traveling through a diverse world; the hero visits grassy plains, dense forests and snow-covered mountain peaks, among other things. During the journey we encounter various obstacles, the overcoming of which requires, for example, jumping on platforms (their role is played by overgrown flowers) or climbing on a high cliff. Additionally, there are also simple environmental puzzles (such as creating a temporary bridge from a fallen tree trunk) or puzzles based on time manipulation.

Technical aspects

Three dimensional graphics of Arise: A Simple Story is kept in colorful, cartoonish style. The game is accompanied by an atmospheric, melancholic soundtrack.

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PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game may be frightening or scary for young children.

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i3-4340 3.6 GHz
  • 6 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 670 or better
  • 6 GB HDD
  • Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 6 GB GeForce GTX 1060 or better
  • 6 GB HDD
  • Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit
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